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Networks Face Tiger-Sized Hole

Drop in ad revenue forecast as casual golf fans tune out

(Newser) - Broadcasters covering major golf events are expected to see a lot less green in the coming months because of Tiger Woods' troubles. Events like the Masters and PGA Championship and the US Open, carried by CBS, are likely to see a major drop in viewer numbers and advertising dollars as... More »

Tiger Calls 'Lynch' Flap Overblown

Woods sees 'no ill intent' in golf announcer's bad joke

(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... More »

Editor Fired for Magazine Cover

Cover photo about Golf Channel 'lynch Tiger' controversy prompts pink slip

(Newser) - Golfweek has fired its editor for approving a cover illustration of a noose, the New York Times reports. PGA commissioner Tim Finchem decried the art, a reference to a recent on-air remark by a Golf Channel anchor about Tiger Woods, as “outrageous and irresponsible.” Finchem called the cover... More »

TV Anchor Suspended After 'Lynch Tiger' Quip

Comment sparks uproar, call for firing

(Newser) - A golf commentator's quip that the only way young challengers could defeat super pro Tiger Woods would be to "lynch him" has earned her a two-week suspension and sparked a furor. The Golf Channel's lead anchor Kelly Tilghman made the comments in response to an on-air analyst's jokey suggestion... More »

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