Tag Archives: Brandel Chamblee

Aug
12
2017

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I caught up with Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee on Saturday morning ahead of the third round of the PGA Championship. We discussed the changes to Quail Hollow, the impact of the weather on the course conditions and what we’ve seen so far from Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, and other notables in the field. Brandel gave his expert analysis on the top contenders and big names and what to watch for this afternoon.

Tune in below or via iTunes, etc. Enjoy!

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Feb
16
2016
By Stephanie Wei under Rory McIlroy

rory mcilroy lifting

Golfers are athletes, right? Athletes train and exercise to maximize their performance level, right? Well, golf is pretty much the only sport where you can get slammed for working out too much.

In an NBC Sports conference call previewing the upcoming Florida swing, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee voiced his concerns that McIlroy could follow Tiger Woods’ harmful path of injuries if he continues his “extensive weightlifting.” 

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Aug
8
2014

Last night, we were treated to a refreshing back-and-forth between John Feinstein and Jaime Diaz on the Golf Channel’s Live from the PGA Championship. Tonight, we saw an old-fashioned debate between Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo regarding the amount of stress Tiger’s swing places on his back.

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Dec
4
2013
Ogilvy: Stop being so sensitive, Tiger!

Ogilvy: Stop being so sensitive, Tiger!

I’ve always liked Geoff Ogilvy. I don’t know him very well. To be honest, he almost kind of intimidates me because I know he is one of the guys on Tour who actually has a very functional brain and better sense than most — which he’s shown once again in his most recent column in Golf Digest.

Ogilvy wrote that he has played with Tiger Woods many times and has never questioned his integrity, so he thought Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee was a little cavalier with his comments, but thing is, he was just doing his job. He also said that the backlash against Chamblee was unfair and players need to be less sensitive with criticism from the media:

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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

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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
22
2013
#sorrynotsorry

#sorrynotsorry

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee got himself in some hot water, so to speak  — depending on how you look at it — after penning a column on Golf.com implying that Tiger Woods was a cheater and had been “cavalier with the rules.” His piece was so boldly worded that Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN.com in a statement that Team Tiger was considering “legal action.”

Then Brandel stood by his comments in an email to the Associated Press.

But wait!

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Oct
22
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
F!

Chamblee with his grading pen on Woods: F!

Following Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee’s controversial Golf.com column that implied Tiger Woods is a cheater (in golf), all hell broke loose in the golf world, including Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg alluding to the potential of Team Tiger taking legal action.

A week later, Chamblee, who has not appeared on television since the piece was published, has finally spoken to defend his comments, via an email to the Associated Press

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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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Nov
29
2012

Bradley, the first player to win a major with a belly putter, eyes the imminent anchoring ban...with respectful distaste

The anchoring ban controversy elicits strong reactions. It pits a group of people who favor one school of thought against another faction who are set in their view on the issue. (Of course there are some who are indifferent because they say it doesn’t effect them one way or the other but that’s kind of missing the point.)

Now I’m sure you haven’t heard or watched or talked about this imminent new rule that will prohibit the anchoring of a club to the body. Trust me, I am dreading 3-4 more years of this, and more importantly, it’s taken away attention away from the multitude of interesting storylines at Q-school (that I have saved yet not enough hours in the day to write and post). That said, after this, I’m putting a hold on all things anchoring — with exceptions, like if it involves opinions of players at Q-school or if Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley picket outside Sherwood Country Club.

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