Let me preface this piece by stating upfront that I like Brandel Chamblee as a commentator for The Golf Channel. He’s insightful and even penetrating, though you won’t see him smile much. If you’ve followed him over the years, it’s no secret that he doesn’t like Tiger Woods. We’ll probably never know why, but it’s very clear in his commentaries. He rarely has anything good to say about Tiger, Shaun Foley or anyone associated with them. Obviously there’s something personal going on, but a good reporter/commentator should never let it affect them professionally.
In case you’ve been on a desert island, the latest Chamblee/Woods flap was caused by an article that Brandel wrote for Golf.com recently. He gave Woods an ‘F’ grade for the year by insinuating that he cheated. Brandel, of all people, should know that there’s nothing worse in the game of golf than calling someone a cheat. You use that word and the gloves come off.
My own opinion is that Chamblee is trying to redeem himself from the pushback he received when he attacked Woods over the Masters ‘wrong drop’ incident and it’s subsequent handling by Augusta and the PGA. At that time he was quickly put in his place by most golf pundits. Unfortunately he couldn’t let Tiger win that one and waded out into shark infested waters once more. All I can say is Ouch!