Tiger Woods and his agent, Mark Steinberg, are still moving forward — and they’re done talking about Brandel Chamblee.
“We’re not going to comment any further, we’re done,” said Steinberg, according to AFP. “We’re done speaking about it. I’ve got a lot of work to do ahead of me and Tiger’s got a lot to do ahead of him, so we’re just moving forward.”
Woods was conducting a clinic for young golfers and dyslexic children at the Marina Bay Sands casino-hotel in Singapore.
Chamblee appeared on Golf Channel on Wednesday to discuss and quasi-apologize for an Oct. 15 column he wrote for golf.com in which he handed out grades for the 2013 season. Chamblee gave Woods an “F,” saying Woods had been “cavalier” with the rules before relaying an anecdote about how Chamblee’s fourth-grade math teacher caught him cheating on a test. The interpretation from many was the insinuation that Woods is a cheater because of four high-profile incidents involving the Rules of Golf in 2013, three of which resulted in penalty strokes.
In his remarks on Golf Channel, Chamblee did not expressly apologize to Woods for what he wrote, nor was he asked if he believes Woods is a cheater. Chamblee did say, however, he “went too far” and does not have a vendetta against the world No. 1.
Chamblee’s on-air explanation was a follow-up to a four-tweet explanation he sent days after the column and the resulting backlash from his accusations. The former PGA Tour player offered an apology to Woods, not for the insinuation, but for the “incited discourse.”
After the release of the piece, Steinberg threatened legal action against Chamblee in an effort to put pressure on the analyst. On Monday in China, Woods then said he was “moving forward” in the wake of the incident but applied pressure on Golf Channel, cryptically insinuating the network do something to discipline or humble Chamblee.
Two days later, friend Rory McIlroy said Chamblee was “completely wrong” in his assessment of Woods and for writing the piece, suggesting Chamblee be dealt with in the “right way.”