Golf writer apologizes to Tiger Woods for insinuating he is a cheater

Tiger Woods has been a hot topic this offseason. Shocking, I know. (USATSI)
Tiger Woods has been a hot topic this offseason. Shocking, I know. (USATSI)

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Booo! The Brandel Chamblee-Tiger Woods feud was the best thing this golf offseason had going for it and now it's probably close to over.

After standing by his comments on Tuesday morning Chamblee decided to reverse course and apologize to Woods via Twitter for insinuating that Tiger was a cheater last week in a article.

Here are those tweets:

Wait, on Tuesday morning Chamblee said this:

"I suspected there would be the usual assortment of divisive banter about me giving Tiger an 'F,' but as it turns out, it was a slow week in golf, so with not much to do, my column got more attention than it should have."

So he's essentially saying "I knew what was going to happen and I stand by it!" and "I didn't know what was going to happen and I no longer stand by it!" in the same day!

I believe this is what folks in the business like to call "backpedaling."

The damage is already done, though. Chamblee can tweet an apology every hour from now until the Masters starts and it doesn't change the fact that he essentially called Tiger a cheater in front of the whole golf world.

To apologize now is almost silly -- he might as well stick it out at this point.

And you know who comes off looking great, as usual, and this time without even saying so much as one word about the entire topic? 

Tiger Woods.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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