Tiger Woods is being pilloried in the British press for saying that, but I don't think American media have paid any attention to it.
The BBC uses the occasion to take a vote on the worst words referring to disability, some of which I've never seen before. I guess there's a real danger with slang when an American goes to Britain. Some casual slang is heard as very offensive. Is this a one way thing? I don't know of anything the British say that upsets the hell out of us.
UPDATE: Apology and recognition that "spaz" isn't considered offensive in the United States.