Tiger Woods is always in the news for one thing or another. It used to just be about his tremendous play on the golf course, then it was about his double-life that became public and now there’s talk of legal action from Woods’ team. You’d think it would be in regards to a stupid tabloid report or something of that nature, but the potential lawsuit is over a Golf Channel analyst’s comments.
Brandel Chamblee wrote a review of Woods’ season and gave the golfer an F. During the article he said that Tiger ‘was little cavalier with the rules.’ It’s that statement that has Tiger’s lawyer, Mark Steinberg, all riled up.
Here’s a quote from Mr. Steinberg:
“There’s nothing you can call a golfer worse than a cheater. This is the most deplorable thing I have seen. I’m not one for hyperbole, but this is absolutely disgusting. Calling him a cheater? I’ll be shocked, stunned if something is not done about this. Something has to be done.”
Chamblee maintains that he’s just stating his opinion: “I’m paid to have and give an opinion, and I work hard to form those opinions based upon facts, not agenda.”
So at this time, Woods’ camp is just contemplating a lawsuit against Chamblee for libel. The whole thing seems to be blown out of proportion, but I also understand how a statement of that nature would upset Woods’ camp. Will anything come of this in the court room? I going to doubt it, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if Chamblee had to clarify his comments in some way.