Tiger Woods speaks on Brandel Chamblee column

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On Monday, Tiger Woods made his first public comments about Brandel Chamblee's cheating insinuation in a recent Golf.com column.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, October 28, 2013 | 9:43 a.m.

In an Associated Press report on Monday, Tiger Woods said he was ready to move on from Brandel Chamblee's insinuation of cheating in a Golf.com column posted two weeks ago and added that it was up to Golf Channel -- Chamblee's primary employer -- to decide what would happen next.

In the Golf.com column, Chamblee gave Woods a grade of "F" for his 2013 season, writing that Woods was, "a little cavalier with the rules."

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"All I am going to say is that I know I am going forward," Woods said in the AP report, before his exhibition match with Rory McIlroy at Mission Hills. "But then, I don't know what the Golf Channel is going to do or not. But then that's up to them. The whole issue has been very disappointing as he didn't really apologize and he sort of reignited the whole situation.

"So the ball really is in the court of the Golf Channel and what they are prepared to do."

After the piece was published, the longtime agent of Woods -- Mark Steinberg -- suggested he might pursue legal action against Chamblee for the insinuation that Woods was a cheater.

In Monday's report, Steinberg said, "I'm all done talking about it and it's now in the hands of the Golf Channel. That's Tiger's view and that's mine, and all we want to do is move forward. And whether the Golf Channel moves forward as well, then we'll have to wait and see."

Chamblee sent out a series of tweets last week to address the situation, "I want to apologize to Tiger for this incited discourse," and that "I was not asked to apologize." He also said his "intention was to note Tiger's rules infractions this year, but comparing that to cheating in grade school went too far."

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.