Tiger Calls 'Lynch' Flap Overblown

Woods sees 'no ill intent' in golf announcer's bad joke
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2008 11:50 AM CST
Tiger Woods, left, smiles as he stands with his daughter Sam, left to right, mother Kultida, and wife Elin Nordegren, next to a bronze statue bearing the likeness of Tiger with his late father Earl Woods,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Enough already, says Tiger Woods. The recent flap over a sports announcer's "lynch" joke has been overblown by the media and is in the past as far as he's concerned, reports the Orange County Register. "There was no ill intent," he said during the unveiling of a learning center in his name in Anaheim. "She regrets saying it. In my eyes, it's all said and done."

Golf Channel broadcaster Kelly Tilghman ignited the controversy by saying the only way to stop Woods is to "lynch him in a back alley." Tilghman, whom Woods described yesterday as a friend, was suspended for 2 weeks. Woods will see Tilghman again this week in La Jolla as he makes his 2008 debut and she returns to the air.