Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has apologised to Tiger Woods for insinuating that the world No.1 was a cheat.

Woods was believed to be considering taking legal action against Chamblee after an article he wrote for Golf.com in which he compared cheating in a school test with a number of rules violations committed by the American this year.

In his column Chamblee gave Woods an ‘F’ mark for his five tournament wins this season because; ‘ethics matter more than athletics’.

However, the former Tour professional has now attempted to bring the matter to a close by apologising to Woods via Twitter.

Chamblee wrote: ‘What brought me here was the realisation that my comments inflamed an audience on two sides of an issue.

‘Golf is a gentleman’s game and I’m not proud of this debate. I want to apologise to Tiger for this incited discourse.

‘My intention was to note Tiger’s rules infractions this year, but comparing that to cheating in grade school went too far.’

source: metro UK