Missing the debate

Let no one say that Golfweek is not a champion of issues. Actually, everyone can say that. After publishing a cover with a noose on...

Let no one say that Golfweek is not a champion of issues. Actually, everyone can say that. After publishing a cover with a noose on it - related to a tasteless comment by golf commentator Kelly Tilghman suggesting lesser skilled golfers lynch Tiger Woods - the magazine has replaced the editor responsible for the image. The goal of the cover? To provoke a discussion, said now displaced editor Dave Seanor.

The discussion now only involves Golfweek's poor taste - as Tilghman apologized both publicly and privately to Woods, who accepted. The final word goes to PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem:
In a statement, he said: "Clearly, what Kelly said was inappropriate and unfortunate, and she obviously regrets her choice of words. But we consider Golfweek's imagery of a swinging noose on its cover to be outrageous and irresponsible. It smacks of tabloid journalism. It was a naked attempt to inflame and keep alive an incident that was heading to an appropriate conclusion."

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