Golfweek magazine has fired editor Dave Seanor after his decision to run a cover photo of a ‘noose’ in wake of Kelly Tilghman’s ‘lynch’ remarks regarding Tiger Woods.
“Clearly, what Kelly said was inappropriate and unfortunate, and she obviously regrets her choice of words,” Finchem said in a statement. “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.”
Seanor will be replaced by Jeff Babineau as editor.
Tilgman was suspended for two weeks from The Golf Channel for the original remark that started the firestorm.