In what appeared to be some pre-tape, Golf Channel announcer Kelly [photopress:Kelly_Tilghman_1.jpg,full,alignright]Tilghman apologized for her remarks about Tiger Woods and lynching two weeks ago. But in an ironic twist to the whole affair, the Golf Channel had a technical glitch and cut off the start of her comments.
Anyway, her’s what she had to say:
“I’m Kelly Tilghman. It’s an honor to be with you again,” she said. “In a recent live broadcast, I used an inappropriate word that was offensive to many. Over the last two weeks, I’ve taken this time to reflect and truly understand the impact of what I said. While I did not intend to offend anyone, I understand why those words were hurtful. I am terribly sorry for any hurt that I’ve caused. I would like to express my deepest apologies.”
The audio was missing on the first line and cut back in on “used,” at least on my PVR. Associated Press reported the sound glitch was widespread.
Tilghman didn’t seem to be too cautious in her early remarks — in fact it seemed like business as usual, which meant she was stiff and wooden and color man Nick Faldo was glib and smarmy.