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Golf analyst Brandel Chamblee apologizes to Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods was a called a cheater by a golf analyst and former golf professional. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods first signed with Nike upon turning pro in 1996.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee apologized via social media to the world's No. 1 player Tiger Woods for a criticism of his season.

Chamblee wrote a piece for in which he said that Woods "was a little cavalier with the rules," and specifically noted incidents in which Woods was involved.

He also gave Woods an "F" for his five-win season, saying, "Ethics matter more than athletics." He had stood by his criticism of Woods before he tweeted the apology.

"Golf is a gentleman's game and I'm not proud of this debate. I want to apologize to Tiger for this incited discourse," Chamblee said on Twitter.

Also in the column, Chamblee wrote about how he cheated when he was in the fourth grade.

"When I was in the fourth grade, I cheated on a math test and when I got the paper back it had "100" written at the top and just below the grade, was this quote, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!" It was an oft-quoted line from the epic poem "Marmion" by Sir Walter Scott, and my teacher's message was clear. Written once more beneath that quote was my grade of "100", but this time with a line drawn through it and beneath that an F. I never did ask my teacher how she knew I cheated and I certainly didn't protest the grade. I knew I had done the wrong thing and my teacher the right, but I never forgot the way I felt when I read that quote."