Chamblee linked Woods’ violations to cheating in a column he wrote for SI Golf Plus that appeared on golf.com.
He appeared on Golf Channel on Wednesday night, his first time on the air since the column appeared.
“In offering my assessment of Tiger to you and specifically looking at the incidents in Abu Dhabi, Augusta, Ponte Vedra and Chicago, I said Tiger Woods was cavalier about the rules. I should have stopped right there,” Chamblee told Golf Channel host Rich Lerner. “In comparing those incidents to my cheating episode in the fourth grade, I went too far.”
“Cheating involves intent. I know what my intent was on that fourth-grade math test. But there’s no way I could know with 100 percent certainty what Tiger’s intent was in any of those situations. That was my mistake.”