A week after implying that Tiger Woods is a golf-course cheat, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee issued an apology Tuesday on his Twitter account.
In a season-ending article for Golf.com, Chamblee wrote that Woods "was a little cavalier with the rules." In a season that included five victories, Woods had four rules incidents, three times receiving two-stroke penalties.
Chamblee equated Woods' success with a time when he was caught cheating in fourth grade.
On Tuesday, Chamblee backtracked on Twitter.
"What brought me here was the realization that my comments inflamed an audience on two sides of an issue," Chamblee wrote. "Golf is a gentleman's game and I'm not proud of this debate. I want to apologize to Tiger for this incited discourse. And no -- I was not asked to apologize. My intention was to note Tiger's rules infractions this year, but comparing that to cheating in grade school went too far."
Following the publication of Chamblee's Golf.com article, Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN.com that legal action was a possibility.