SPORTS ILLUSTRATED reports “one day after PGA Tour executives threatened to pull their advertising because of a racially insensitive cover graphic of a noose, Golfweek magazine has decided to fire its editor and vice president, Dave Seanor.”
The noose was apparently to highlight the mag’s coverage of Kelly Tilghman’s “lynch” remark aimed at Tiger Woods. Yesterday we brought you the cover, along with the incensed remarks of PGA Tour President Tim Finchem. And earlier, the original comment made by Tilghman (to a laughing Nick Faldo?).
GOLFWEEK magazine this week responded to the Kelly Tilghman controversy by dropping a noose onto the mag’s cover:
Needless to say, the PGA TOUR ain’t to thrilled with the move. SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY reports that “PGA Tour execs are meeting today with the editors of Golfweek magazine to discuss the cover of this week’s issue, which depicts a noose in reference to Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman’s racially-insensitive comments about Tiger Woods.”
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem yesterday told USA today that the cover was “outrageous and irresponsible. … It smacks of tabloid journalism.”