Barkley ‘sad’ about Tiger's turmoil

Charles Barkley (HRC/WENN.COM)

Charles Barkley (HRC/WENN.COM)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:09 PM ET

AKRON, Ohio -- You can add Charles Barkley to the list of those who have been cast from Tiger Woods' inner circle.

Barkley, the former NBA star turned superstar broadcaster, told ESPN Radio he hasn't spoken to his former friend in two years.

"You think you're friends with a guy. You talk to him once a week for 15 years. You're like, this dude is my friend, we do things, we have fun together," Barkley told the Mike Lupica Show in New York.

"I haven't talked to him in two years and I'm wondering what the hell is going on."

Barkley said he wondered about Woods' decision to fire long-time caddie Steve Williams.

"It has been very frustrating to watch everything that has transpired," Barkley said, "and getting rid of Steve Williams was probably the last straw for me.

"I'm sitting back like everyone else and saying, what the hell is going on? I just feel sad, to be honest with you," Barkley said. "You're like, dude, who is around this guy, who has his back, who has his best interest, who doesn't want anything from him? I don't know why we haven't talked to him in a couple of years."

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