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Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman was not fired for saying that young players who wanted to challenge Tiger Woods should "lynch him in a back alley."

Tilghman was instead suspended two weeks by the network.

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A 1991 Duke graduate and former college golfer, Tilghman was laughing during the comment at the Mercedes-Benz Championship, and Tiger Woods' agent at IMG has said he didn't think there was any ill intent on her part.

But the comments became prevalent on news shows Wednesday, and the Rev. Al Sharpton joined the fray by demanding she be fired immediately.

Amazingly, Rosie O'Donnell has yet to weigh in.

The Golf Channel didn't comment on who would replace Kelly Tilghman (seen here with fellow anchor Nick Faldo) during her two-week unpaid vacation.

"There is simply no place on our network for offensive language like this," the Golf Channel said in a statement announcing the suspension.

Kelly Tilghman became golf's first female anchor last year when the PGA Tour signed a 15-year deal in which the Golf Channel broadcasts the first three events of the year, as well as weekday coverage of all tour events.

Kelly Tilghman's suspension ends in time for the Buick Invitational January 24, when Tiger Woods will make his 2008 debut.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Better choices of words have been made.

Golf Channel announcer Kelly Tilghman is facing heavy criticism for saying that the world's up-and-coming golfers should "lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley" during a Friday broadcast of the PGA Tour's opening event of 2008.

Presumably, she meant that in a figurative sense, since Tiger Woods wins every tournament and is thus the bane of every other golfer's existence.

But still, not the smartest move by Kelly Tilghman, a 1991 Duke graduate and former college golf standout who made history in becoming the sport's first full-time female TV announcer. People are asking: Should she be fired over this?

Kelly Tilghman

Kelly Tilghman has since apologized to Tiger Woods publicly and personally.

Upset, the announcer said that "I used some poorly chosen words... "I have known Tiger Woods for 12 years and I have apologized directly to him."

Dumb as it was, maybe this incident can simply blow over. Just don't comment on the fake Elin Nordegren nude pics, Kelly. Take our advice on this one.

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