Golf Channel Anchor Kelly Tilghman Says Young Golfers Should 'Lynch Tiger Woods' - I am missing why this didn't blow up in the headlines that caused her to lose her job or be punished. She apologies to Tiger and all is well? Hellooooooo!! LYNCH? How is making a joke about lynching a black man - even if he doesn't fully accept it - funny and okay for a professional anchor to say on air?
Tilghman made a shocking comment during Friday's telecast of the PGA Tour's opening event. She said -- on the air -- that today's young players should "lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley."
What was Tilghman thinking? Who knows. It's not entirely clear what point Tilghman was trying to make with what she apparently thought was a joke, but she may have been trying to say that the only chance today's young players will ever have of overtaking Woods as the No. 1 golfer in the world is to hurt him. Hilarious.
According to New York's Newsday, a spokesman for the Golf Channel said Tilghman apologized during Sunday's broadcast and has "reached out to Woods' representatives to express her regrets for the comments."
Apologizing and reaching out is better than nothing, but it's rather surprising that the apology took two days and that in the era of Don Imus, so little attention has been paid to this comment. It's hard to understand how a person who would use such a poor choice of words is in the broadcasting business.