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Golf Channel anchor apologizes for 'lynch' remark about Tiger

Updated: January 17, 2008, 12:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman has apologized after saying during Friday's telecast of the PGA Tour's opening event that today's young players should "lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley," and Woods' agent called the story a "non-issue."

"On Friday during our golf broadcast, Nick Faldo and I were discussing Tiger's dominance in the golf world and I used some poorly chosen words," Tilghman said in a statement. "I have known Tiger for 12 years and I have apologized directly to him. ...

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