The roaring feud between Tiger Woods and Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee took a few turns this week as their rivalry has become the biggest story in the game. As a refresher, it all started when Chamblee dished out his season ending grades and gave the PGA Tour Player of the Year an F because of a few questionable rules situations. Chamblee wrote Woods was "cavalier with the rules" and in turn was threatened with a lawsuit by Woods' agent Mark Steinberg. Chamblee eventually issued an apology on Twitter and that appeared to be the end of things.
Golf is a gentleman's game and I'm not proud of this debate. I want to apologize to Tiger for this incited discourse.— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) October 23, 2013
The feud continued this week as Woods himself stepped to the plate to keep the heat on Chamblee. Once Woods and his camp realized threats of a lawsuit were frivolous, Tiger turned to pressuring Chamblee's main employer, Golf Channel, to do something about the matter. Who knows what that something was - fire Chamblee? Put him in the stocks in the middle of Orlando's town square? Perhaps only Tiger knows...
"All I am going to say is that I know I am going forward," Woods said before his exhibition match with Rory McIlroy at Mission Hills. "But then, I don't know what the Golf Channel is going to do or not. But then that's up to them. The whole issue has been very disappointing, as he didn't really apologize and he sort of reignited the whole situation.
"So the ball really is in the court of the Golf Channel and what they are prepared to do."
This was a sly move from Tiger Woods, but one that absolutely reeks of bullying tactics by him and his handlers. If Tiger was really "going forward" then why would he call out Golf Channel? Why would he refuse to acknowledge Chamblee's apology on Twitter? Why would he insinuate that Golf Channel had to do something to discipline and punish Chamblee? The article in question didn't even appear on Golf Channel, it was an article Chamblee wrote for Golf.com and Golf Magazine. Why then turn to Chamblee's main employer if not to try to strongarm them into suspending or even firing one of their lead analysts?
But that wasn't all, playing companion Rory McIlroy butted in with more cryptic foreboding towards Golf Channel and Chamblee via the UK Daily Mail:
'I say Brandel was completely wrong and I don't think he has the authority to say anything bad about Tiger,' said McIlroy. 'People wouldn't know who Brandel was if it wasn't for Tiger, so I am completely against what he said and he should be dealt with in the right way.'
What is this, a poorly written mob movie? "Dealt with the right way?" C'mon, is Rory McIlroy going to put a horse's head in Brandel Chamblee's bed?
And the comment that "people wouldn't know Chamblee without Tiger" is out of bounds. Chamblee is paid to be a golf analyst and have an opinion. Just because he didn't win x amount of majors doesn't mean he's not qualified to talk about the game on television. It's ludicrous to think that Chamblee has a job to serve Woods, McIlroy, or any other professional golfer that might have thin skin. He's there to serve viewers, whether Woods and McIlroy are there or not.
After being called out publicly, it was only a matter of time before this controversy was addressed on Golf Channel airwaves, again, even though they had nothing to do with this story. Chamblee admitted that he "went too far" in comparing Woods' actions with his own cheating episode and also said that he would give up his Golf.com writing to work solely for NBC and Golf Channel:
Will that pound of flesh in Chamblee resigning from Golf.com satisfy Tiger's camp and their thirst for vengeance? Who knows. This story never should have gotten to that point, anyway.
Did Chamblee cross the line in his original column about Woods by linking him with a grade school cheating episode and saying he was "cavalier with the rules"? Possibly. Was it something worth apologizing for? Perhaps. Should the story have ended there? Absolutely.
Once Tiger Woods and his camp started threatening lawsuits and putting their foot on the throat of the Golf Channel they became the bully instead of the victim. When players start beckoning for the jobs of analysts who criticize them, and the outlets cave into that pressure in any way, the media who are paid to cover the sport objectively are thrown into dangerous, uncertain waters.
The ball should have never been in Golf Channel's court, but once Woods and his handlers saw an opportunity to attack the credibility of one of their most outspoken critics, they threw everything they could at Chamblee and his main employer. Moreover, Woods knows exactly the kind of power he has in the golfing world, especially when it comes to the media. He's more powerful than any other athlete in any other sport. Being an ally of Woods can be very beneficial for your career in a media world that's built on access and relationships and staying in his good graces.
For Woods to use that kind of power to force a network or outlet into action sets a troubling precedent. What happens the next time someone publishes something or says something on the air that's not to the liking of Tiger Woods? Will they be forced to apologize? Be threatened with a lawsuit? Suspended? Have to resign? Where is the line being drawn for those in the golf media who are paid to give an opinion and cover the sport?
If this episode weakens Chamblee's outspokenness or causes others in golf media to be even more fearful of criticizing Woods out of fear for their own jobs, it is a troubling course for the sport to take.
Chamblee should be FIRED for going into areas that have nothing to do with commentating he is the worst announcer yet!
Without pro golf, the great players who came before you, and the companies/ people who finance, promote and report on it, no one would have heard of Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods. So really, it's you who should be thankful that your talent and hard work has been for more than just a hobby, but a nice way of life.
I was never a Chamblee fan but this guy tells it the way he sees it,and if Tiger can't take the heat get out of the kitchen.don't blame anyone but yourself for your short comings.old man time is catching up with you go out gracefully.don't take this mans head.Golf Channel I hope your bigger then him.
"Did Chamblee cross the line in his original column about Woods by linking him with a grade school cheating episode and saying he was "cavalier with the rules"? Possibly.(YES) Was it something worth apologizing for? Perhaps.(YES) Should the story have ended there? Absolutely."
Those two yeses would have ended it. But like you in your comments Chamblee hedged his bets like most journalist do. You cannot gauge another persons intent. Obviously you want to go all in on the HD video more power to you.
"What happens the next time someone publishes something or says something on the air that's not to the liking of Tiger Woods? Will they be forced to apologize? Be threatened with a lawsuit? Suspended? Have to resign? Where is the line being drawn for those in the golf media who are paid to give an opinion and cover the sport?"
When Kelly Tilhgman said "other golfer want to take Tiger into an ally and Lynch him" what in your mind should be the consequence of her comment? Should she have been held accountable? Perhaps?, Possibly? Yes on both counts.
Interesting that Chamblee gave both VJ and Tiger an "F" in his article hmmm.
Instead of asking us where is the line why don't you tell us where it should be. (less opinion more facts).
Journalist like to hold every athlete accountable for their actions and comments but they don't like being held accountable for their opinions that they cleverly couch as fact. When called out they hide behind "My Opinion." It's cowardly and so is Chamblee. This is his major and he's going to make the most of it.
He is hyper critical of Tiger's swing under Foley but anyone see Mickelson's swing under Harmon lately? Please.
hogwash. it's not o.k. to make such incredibly defamatory comments, and just apologize after.We could all do that, all golf channel personalities could then just let it hang, and follow up with an apology. Think of it this way, imagine calling someone a name or accusing someone of something in a social circle you are part of. Even after apologizing, would they or others view you in the same light? I am not siding with anyone. I think Woods should put the pressure on, because he can. HE IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD. Lastly, do you really think Woods would intentionally cheat in front of that many cameras? getting the rules wrong and cheating is no where near the same thing. A ball moving a micrometre under high def slow motion is very easy to miss with the naked eye, and hardly constitutes an advantage. I don't like Chamblee, he knew darn well what his comments would do. Don't be fooled. But a great way to get your name out there- which is exactly why he said it. Makes him no better.
This is crazy. Only guilty people take it to this extreme to get their named cleared in something that CAN'T be determined.
Woods was penalized multiple times this year AFTER A ROUND. Based on that, I would say he was a little cavalier with the rules. Any pro will tell you "the rules of golf are made to take advantage of."
And that's not by cheating, but by taking the best option for you in the situation. Example: Tiger had three options at Augusta. He choose to hit again from the same spot, but not the exact same spot, but two yards further back so he would not hit the flagstick again. That's cavailier.
In Dubai, it was "we're playing in the desert, so I didn't think the sand was a hazard." That's cavalier.
At TPC, it was "I THINK this is where I crossed the hazard line." If you're not 100% sure, you ask your playing partner AND an official. That's cavalier.
AT BMW, the camera doesn't lie.
The power of the marketing teams that surround players like Woods and McIlroy can effectively gag journalists from making anything but the most anodyne comments about their clients. Put a foot out of line and be denied access to press conferences or even courses.
This explains the extraordinarily bland Q&A sessions at tournaments that appear on our TV screens. 'How did you feel about shooting 62?'That was a great round tell us about it' Journalists are being cowed into submission by people like Mark Steinberg and it does not reflect well on any one involved in the game. If there were rule violations incurred for spitting, foul language and club throwing Tiger Woods would be penalised most weeks.
Woods seems to believe that regardless of the aspect of life, either on or off the golf course, that the rules do not apply to him. I am not a particular fan of Chamblee but Woods' actions in this entire piece are despicable.
What's more telling is that I have yet to see Brandel's brethren in the golf journalism/commentary arena stand behind him. He's entitled to an opinion, controversial or not. While some my disagree with his views, no one should oppose the positive role a counter balancing view can have in the overall discourse.
Why can't others signal their support for a climate where knowledgable, learned pros can voice their opinion free of fear from repercussions?
Hoping the GolfChannel stands behind its employee and doesn't bow to threats. The fact that one golfer even feels like he can throw his weight around to impact the discourse on the game tells me that maybe this game isn't mature or ready for the big time aferall.
I can't understand why Golf Channel lets Chamblee mouth off like that for so long. It's not as if people haven't been complaining about his obsession against Tiger. The station's brass really need to pay for their "interesting" agenda.
And Rory was right. No one would have heard of Chamblee or needed his "analyst" expertise if not for Tiger's impact on golf over the last 2 decades! Even now, the PGA world would shrink like shrink wrap once Tiger is gone. Get real, Mr. Yoder!
Whoever is bashing Tiger is just plain stupid. He is everything your not and you are just jealous. Go find something better to do than take your anger towards the best golfer in the world out on your fugly wife.
Chamblee should be ashamed of himself as these comments made without thinking of what it could do to the golf image. It made golf definitely not a gentleman's game. Chamblee comes across as an idiot shooting off his mouth. You should be ashamed. Tiger does make mistakes as does other golfers but they do not have every camera and high definition TV aimed at them to call in every incorrect move. Would someone be able to call the television station to announce a wrong move in any other sports. Maybe it is time we stopped watching golf until the analysts grow up and stop destroying the golf image. I thought that is why they have judges/officials on the field during the game. Grow up Chamblee...you are one person who I will not listen to (I had not even heard of you until this) YOU SHOULD BE FIRED! Maybe it is time we stop watching the Golf Channel and just watch GOLF when it is on the regular channels during the game. Tiger has done a lot for golf as a lot of people do not even watch unless he is playing. I learned to love Golf so I would have something to share with my husband and I hate how mean it is becoming. There is no place in golf for mean comments from Chamblee or Sergio Garcia or anyone unless you want golf to become a mean spirited sport. Remember, it is suppose to be a Gentleman's sport to which is does not seem like that this year. Most golfers are careful with what they say and will defend other golfers when things seem unfair and I applaud them. There are a lot of wonderful golfers out there and they all deserve to shine without all this negativity. Go Tiger go! Lets keep this game respectable....Goodbye Chamblee!
@Dtravers The #1 player in the world has three different instances of receiving a penalty after a round, and you don't think that deserves a comment from someone who is hired and paid to comment on things happening in the golf world.
@Frankie golfman I agree. Me thinks he (Tiger) doth protest too much.
How would you go about defending yourself is some one called you a cheater and a lair? Or are you like most of the Tiger detractors... saints of the self-righteous.
@sales12 "getting the rules wrong and cheating is no where near the same thing." IT IS IN GOLF.
"he knew darn well what is comments would do. Don't be fooled." He gave a lot of players year end grades. That's what one does in a year-end column. You only heard about Tiger's grade, because that's all the hit-and-run media focus on.
"the camera doesn't lie."
I hope you held the same opinion with Rodney King
This is an example of exactly why innocent people have to defend their reputation against baseless attacks. At Dubai both he and his playing partner thought the drop was allowed . Turns out it wasn't, and he was penalized. Happens all the time and doesn't make someone a cheat. At the masters he made a mistake but obviously wasn't trying to get away with something -or Else he would not have talked about it in interviews. At the players, he did exactly what you said, he asked his playing partner where the drop should be. And it is a non issue despite people trying to make it inappropriate to fit their biased narrative. At the bmw, he he may have missed it, but he is entitled to the benefit of the doubt as to the intent to cheat as far asI am concerned.
@Ray Hause Only white guys understand the responsibility to marriage vows? That's the most unbelievable statement I've heard in a while! Ask Newt Gingrinch, Edwards, etc. how much they know? And all those polygamists hiding behind their religious beliefs?
@SandiDani what do you call being caught several times this year and the worst part is been shown what happen and still being in denial about doing something wrong??? why is it most of the time it is an African American who brings up race into this discussion.?
"IT IS IN GOLF" No, it isn't. Particularly when you are penalized for gettingthe rules wrong. And yes, he graded several players, and we all know that. The reason we are discussing Tiger is because Chamblee made an outrageous claim about Tiger. And the outrageouness of that claim got attention whereas the typical yearend assessments were predictable and forgettable.
@erikpendleton "This is an example of exactly why innocent people have to defend their reputation against baseless attacks." Kind of like. "There's no way it could be my baby. Besides, she told me she was on the pill."
And your playing partner agreeing with you will never hold water on professional tours, and it doesn't happen all the time.
Wow! are we still reaching back for that one
Did you not read the quote where Chamblee equated Tiger's rules violations with himself cheating on his grade 4 math test?
Sounds like he's calling Tiger a cheater to me.
@erikpendleton It's funny you consider me a hater. I think Tiger is the best of all time and will pass both Snead and Nicklaus in total wins and majors, respectively. If he is leading a tournament on the weekend in Tokyo, Australia, Dubai, Scotland , Miami or San Diego, i will be watching. No matter what time it's on TV.
I also have NEVER been interested in, cared or passed a judgement on any athlete based on their personal lives. I watch and follow sports for what happens between the lines or inside the ropes.
No one is above approach with me when it comes to competition. .
Regardless of how you or Chamblee wish to spin it, no-one of these instances are compelling examples of cheating, with the only possible exception being the bmw instance, which is conceivable but not really compelling. The othersare run of the mill improper drops dubai/masters, and the players is not even an issue to be discussed. So, the haters entire case is based on the bmw, which, tiger said he didn't think the ball moved, so perhaps he was wrong, or perhaps the movement wasn't visible from his angle. Etc. In any case pretty weak case to make him out as a cheater. His personal life has nothing to do with it and it's of no interest to me.
@erikpendleton "Otherwise, if he knew what he was doing was against the rules he would not have been talking up what he did."
I can't argue with that. If Tiger would have known that having sex with other women while married was cheating, then he wouldn't have been texting his friends about his conquests..... and then get caught and chased out of the house after texts were read by his wife.
I used this analogy in another thread, and my intent is NOT to use a sex related pun because it's Tiger.
"There's no way I could be the father. Besides, she told me she was on the pill." Or. "That light was STILL yellow when I went through the intersection."
Translation: There's no way I could have cheated. Besides, i only did it so I wouldn't hit the flag stick again and go into the water.
"Honestly, do you think he stood there and made a decision to break a rule over the 2 yards?"
Once again I will give you Tiger's quote.
"So I went back to where I played it from, but I went two yards further back and I took, tried to take two yards off the shot of what I felt I hit," Woods told reporters Friday.
Translation: There's no way I could have cheated. Besides, i only did it so I wouldn't hit the flag stick again and go into the water.
Come on. He equated tiger to his own cheating. Don't get soft now. And regarding the masters, he obviously thought he was dropping under a different rule which does allow moving back as far as you wish. Otherwise, if he knew what he was doing was against the rules he would not have been talking up what he did. So, his intent was clearly to follow the rules, he just made a mistake. Honestly, do you think he stood there and made a decision to break a rule over the 2 yards? Give me a break.
I said 'cheating' may be a strong word, and Chamblee didn't use it. He used the word 'cavalier.'
'cheating requires intent.' basically intent to break a rule intentionally with the intent to get away with something you know is wrong.'
"So I went back to where I played it from, but I went two yards further back and I took, tried to take two yards off the shot of what I felt I hit," Woods told reporters Friday."
He KNOWS two yards is NOT allowed.
No. If you get the rules wrong, you are penalized for breaking the rule. Even your man Chamblee admits that cheating requires intent, basically intent to break a rule intentionally with the intent to get away with something you know is wrong. Rules violations do not equate to cheating, in golf or any where else absent that intent.
@erikpendleton If you get the rules wrong, you are penalized for cheating. Sometimes you are disqualified.
I will agree that 'cheating' may be a strong word for the circumstance, but nonetheless, that is why you are penalized. A pro, by virtue of their status, is supposed or required to know all the rules. Ignorance of them is no excuse.
@erikpendleton @sir boxington No, anyone assessed a penalty is not a cheat. Do you understand the difference between a noun and a verb. Tiger was penalized three times this year because he cheated. (From the dictionary.Verb: (used without an object) to violate the rules or regulations.
Chamblee used the word cavalier because he didn't want to call him a cheat. He wanted to give Tiger a A++++++, but he was penalized three times after the fact, so he changed it to an F. A little dramatic, maybe.
And for the record, i like Tiger way more than I like Chamblee or even Miller for that matter. Tiger is the best ever, and I feel he will break the records he hasn't broken already.
I think Chamblee should have stood up for what he said and stuck with it, no matter what came from Tiger's camp. And the Golf Channel should stand behind their man. They are paying him to give an opinion. Don't reprimand him for doing his job.
So, anyone that is assessed a penalty after a round is automatically a cheat.
Your judgement is lacking.
Why did Chamblee say cavalier? Maybe he thought it sounded good? Ask him. Using that word does not change the fact that the took his grade from 100 to F for cheating, just like his teacher took his grade from 100 to F for cheating. Why do you insist on defending Chamblee and being disingenuous in your defense?
So by your definition, anyone assessed penalties after a round is automatically a "cheat".
Your judgement is lacking.
He likely said that because he thought it was clever. Ask him. The fact that he used the term cavalier doesn't excuse him from grading tiger from 100 to F due to cheating. Chamblee didn't say you go from 100 to F because you are cavalier. Why do you feel the need to defend this as5hat?
@erikpendleton @sir boxington Bottom line. Was Woods given a penalty three times after a round this year? Or did he assess himself those penalties in the scoring tent? Why was he given those penalties? Because he violated the rules, which as I noted above is defined as cheating.
Why did Chamblee say cavalier instead of cheating? To be more diplomatic? Or is he a fan of the NBA team in Cleveland? Or maybe he attended UVA?
Now you are just lying. There is no way that Chamblee was trying to be diplomatic with that article. He may have been trying to "cheat" though as in " to position oneself defensively near a particular area in anticipation of a play in that area <the shortstop wascheating toward second base>". It was a fall back position to say, "Hey, I didn't say he was a cheater, I just said he was cavalier! (and gave him the same punishment that my teacher gave me for cheating). Hmmm.
Three pros playing the tournament didn't know the rule. Tiger only asked Kaymer. Tiger was playing poorly, and was near the cut line.
Tiger decided to forgo the official because he got the answer he was looking for from Kaymer.
That is being cavalier with the rules. When it was discovered later, Woods was penalized two shots FOR CHEATING.
It may be a strong word for you in another contecxt. From the dictionary. Verb: (used without an object) to violate the rules or regulations. But it is used properly.
Chamblee could have used the word, and he would have been in the right. He was diplomatic with his description.
You are penalized when you cheat. Woods was penalized. Chamblee said he was cavalier. He was trying to be diplomatic.
And I'm tired of hearing about his intent. Intent is not part of the equation. He's a pro, and he has to know the rule forwards and backwards.
Finally, #4: BMW - It appears to everyone watching a close up slow motion video of Tigers ball, that the ball moved, if ever so slightly. That would incur a penalty of 1 stroke, and the ball must be replaced as near as possible to the original position.
He claims he saw the ball "oscillate" but not move. This would not be a penalty. Now, you and I may say we saw the ball move, but he didn't see it that way. Does that make him a cheater? I would instead give him the benefit of the doubt that he truly didn't see it as moving.
Absent any other evidence in examples 1-3 above, it is very uncharitable to consider this as an intent to cheat and it certainly does not represent any sort of pattern of cheating.
#3 - In Chamblee's perverted mind: The Players - Championship.
While NBC commentator Johnny Miller thought Tiger Woods may have made a borderline drop far forward after hitting into a lateral water hazard on the 14th hole on Sunday, Woods’ playing partner, Casey Wittenberg, said that was not the case.
“No, not at all. I saw it perfectly off the tee,” he said. “We talked to each other. He asked me exactly where it crossed. I told him I thought it crossed on the corner of the bunker right where he took his drop, and it’s all good.”
That my friend is exactly the way a player is to proceed if in question about where to drop after hitting in a hazard. End of story on the Players.
And # 2 at the masters - Clearly a simple mind fart on Tiger's part thinking he was following Rule 26-1b.
26-1. Relief For Ball In Water Hazard
b. Drop a ball behind the water hazard, keeping the point at which the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the water hazard the ball may be dropped;
It seems a bit uncharitable of you to claim this was indicative of him trying to cheat, instead of him being confused in the situation.
I suggest you read up a little before attacking.
This kind of peters out the cheating talk on the first instance. Note that "...tournaments do not have rules officials walk with every group..."
And it is quite evident that there wasn't one with the group at the time:
Dubai - ".. the issue is whether it was embedded in sand, from where no relief is allowed, according to Rule 25-2.
"It's just one of these situations that both he and Martin, unfortunately, got that rule wrong,'' McFee said. "Under the rules of the game, on all tours, the embedded ball only applies on a closely-mown area. All tours use the note to that rule which extends it through the green, which means everyone on the golf course except hazards.
"But it's very specific that rule, and it refers to ground other than sand. Now unfortunately this area, whilst it's got vegetation on top of it, it's just creeping vegetation and sand, as most is the off-grass areas here. Once we had found out what had gone on, we investigated it.''
Golf tournaments do not have rules officials who walk with every group; typically there are three or four on the grounds, and they can be summoned to give a ruling. Woods only asked Kaymer his opinion about whether the ball was embedded.
"It was embedded and then I walked away,'' said Kaymer. "Embedded & we both thought it was a drop.''
"I know he called Martin over. It was an embedded ball, but through the green doesn't mean sand -- I wouldn't have know that either. It's tough for Tiger and tough for the tournament to not have him for the weekend,'' said McIlroy.
@erikpendleton It doesn't happen all the time, because on the PGA and Euro tours, there are officials all over the golf course. These officials spend two days before the tournament on the course looking at every possible problem that could occur.
Sure it happens all the time. And obviously when a playerhas a question and a rules officialis not present, they routinely ask their fellow competitor their opinion. Obviously, if the fellow competitor gives bad advice and you go along with it, that doesn't mean you won't be penalized, but it does mean that you likely acted upon a reasonable assumption of how to proceed. If the tour consideredthat to be 'cheating' you can bet that a 2 stoke penalty wouldn't be the only outcome.
@SandiDani @odtrucker51 YOU KNOW YOU ARE RIGHT, THE HD CAMERA IS ON HIM ALL THE TIME AND I WISH THEY WOULD STOP SHOWING HIM. EVEN WHEN HE IS DONE PLAYING AND 10 SHOTS OUT OF THE LEAD THEY SHOW JUST HIM. MAYBE IF THEY SHOWED OTHER PLAYERS WE WOULD SEE IF SOMEBODY ELSE DOESN'T SEE THE BALL MOVE OR DROP IN THE WRONG SPOT.
@SandiDani @odtrucker51 Normally, I wouldn't argue with complete idiots but in this case, I can't resist. The day after the cameras caught Tiger's ball moving, Nick Watney had a HD camera standing right behind him when he looked down, saw his ball move before he pulled the club back, and called the penalty on himself. Camera couldn't see a thing. Want another example? 2 years ago, Webb Simpson had *4* HD cameras around him on the green in New Orleans. He saw his ball move in front of his putter and he called a penalty on himself. No one could tell from the video if the ball moved or not. That penalty COST HIM THE TOURNAMENT!! But I'm sure you don't want to hear facts. That's one problem with you blind loyalists -- reasoning with you is like trying to reason with my dog when I tell him not to eat his own poop.
@SandiDani @CharlesBoyer @odtrucker51A sure sign of stupidity is that even when proven wrong, to wit: "until we call all golfers who have received penalties in golf cheaters" and a current example being shown you stick to your guns. That is "EPIC FAIL" to your own words in that peculiarly poor form of writing you use to echo your even poorer form of debate.
Fact is, "SandiDani" you are wrong, and not only that you are on a scale of 1-10 of trolling on the Internet, your rant here is a zero. Go ahead and entertain us with another one of your screeds, and continue to prove that you can't tell your ass from a hole in the ground, fool.
@SandiDani @odtrucker51Oh, get real. Simon Dyson is facing expulsion from the European Tour this week because of him tapping down a spike mark with his golf ball after marking it, a clear violation of rule 16-1a and it being caught on camera. Dyson, an Englishman, is most definitely a Caucasian.
If anyone is being racist, it is you. If anyone in this discussion doesn't know the rules or customs of tournament golf, it is you. Fact is, your whole argument is hysterical as well as sycophantic because you think poor Tiger Woods is the only golfer to ever be held to account for rules violations. That's stupidly ignorant and shows you do not know what you are talking about and therefore your opinion is a worthless waste of time to read.