Category Archives: Feuds

May
6
2015

stephanie wei

Guys, I know you’re probably sick of this story, but it seems never-ending because of the controversy over Periscope and users streaming the big Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

Everyone is curious as to how the entertainment industry — including sports leagues — will deal with the advent of live-streaming apps from smart phones. (I guess timing is everything?)

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Oct
31
2013
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Rory has Tiger’s back

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has taken quite a bit of heat over his controversial column on Golf.com, accusing Tiger Woods of being “cavalier with the rules.” Chamblee, who had commented via email and Twitter about his remarks, appeared on-air for the first time since the his piece was published several weeks ago.

Talking with Rich Lerner on Golf Channel’s “Golf Central” show, Chamblee said he went “too far” comparing the 14-time major champion’s skirmishes with the rules during the 2013 season to his personal cheating incident on a fourth grade math test. He added that intent is involved with cheating and there’s no way he could’ve known what Woods’ was with any of the four incidents he had mentioned. 

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Oct
30
2013

Tiger

Tiger and Steiny want Brandel fired?

Prior to his exhibition match at Mission Hills Hainan Island, Tiger Woods spoke out publicly for the first time since Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee’s controversial column that accused Woods of being “cavalier with the rules,” which implied the 14-time major champ was a cheater (in golf), according to Bernie McGuire’s AP story: 

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Oct
18
2013
Brandel's report card...

Brandel’s report card…

Brandel Chamblee makes a living out of forming controversial, often polarizing opinions to drive discussion and discourse in the golf world. Let’s get one thing straight, I generally have a lot of respect for Brandel because he knows exactly what he’s doing and at least he has a point of view that results in lively debate, like in this case, but this piece threw me off a bit.

In a Golf.com column where Brandel hands out end-of-the-season grades to the top players in the world, the Golf Channel broadcaster and frequent critic of Tiger Woods gave the world no. 1 golfer an “F.” That’s not Chamblee’s crime in this case — after all, he’s entitled to his own opinion — rather he goes on and implies that Woods is a cheater:

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Sep
13
2013

Another rules violation, another two-shot penalty for Tiger Woods, who was apparently fuming after PGA Tour officials slapped him with a two-shot penalty for an incident on the first hole during the second round of the BMW Championship.

Woods was already steaming when he kicked off the day with a double-bogey, but it became worse hours later when he was confronted by rules officials in the scoring area and docked two strokes for violating Rule 18-2a. After an errant approach shot that ended up in the woods, Tiger was trying to remove some loose impediments around his ball when it moved (and it’s pretty clear it did).

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Jun
11
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Feuds
Sergio

Sergio still feels bad

Sergio Garcia opened his press conference on Tuesday afternoon at Merion Golf Club saying he wanted to apologize for his racist remark directed at Tiger Woods a couple weeks ago at the European Tour players’ awards dinner. He even left a *handwritten* note in Tiger’s locker.

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Jun
10
2013
Mending fences on the range

Mending fences on the range

Sergio Garcia was spotted approaching Tiger Woods on the driving range on Monday at Merion Golf Club and attempting to reconcile. It was their first meeting since Sergio made the “fried chicken” comment at a European Tour awards dinner. He has apologized in a statement and press conference, but the two hadn’t seen each other in public.

While Sergio tries to make amends, it’s unclear if Tiger is ready, according to Bob Harig:

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May
26
2013
Oh, Monty!

Oh, Monty!

On Friday at the BMW PGA Championship, America’s favorite Scot, Colin Montgomerie, chimed in on the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia spat, particularly in reference to Sergio’s “fried chicken” remark and European Tour CEO George O’Grady’s “colored athletes” comment while he was trying to defend Garcia.

Naturally, Monty came to the defense of Sergio and O’Grady, saying the whole thing had been blown out of proportion and suggested players would now be scared to talk to the press because you have to be just *so* PC. 

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May
22
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Still boys

Still boys

My head is going to explode trying to keep track of all the cat fights in pro golf, though it is proving what I have learned out here covering the Tour: it’s worse than a sorority and guys are bitchier than women! You’ve been getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the circus, so welcome to the show, folks!

You are all familiar with the Tiger Woods vs. Sergio Garcia feud that reared its racial head on Tuesday night, but that’s not the only drama making headlines at this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth — the European Tour’s version of The Players. Good friends Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell let their personal differences over their management company, Horizon Sports, play out in the media. Thankfully, they’ve made up.

Let’s catch up on this inside-golf saga.

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