SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tiger Woods says he thought the incident in which a golf commentator suggested his PGA competitors "lynch him in a back alley" was pretty much over.
That is, until GolfWeek magazine went ahead and highlighted its coverage of the story by putting a noose on its cover.
Woods says he did talk with Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman about her comments earlier this month. He says they "discussed it for a little bit" and he believes she "felt extremely bad" about the situation.
At that point, Woods said in his mind, people "had moved on from it." But the GolfWeek "just perpetuated it" and "created more of a firestorm."
Woods spoke to reporters covering the Buick Championship in San Diego, where he will be making his 2008 debut.