Garcia makes remark, apologizes

Sergio Garcia Makes “Fried Chicken” Remark about Tiger Woods

The remarks were made when asked if he would be inviting Woods to dinner during next month's U.S. Open

by ESPN, May 22, 2013

Garcia makes remark, apologizes

Garcia makes remark, apologizes

The verbal sparring between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods continued Wednesday after Woods tweeted back at Garcia in response to comments made by Garcia that could be perceived as a racial reference aimed at the world's No. 1 player.

On Wednesday morning, Tiger tweeted this: "The comment that was made wasn't silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate."

"I'm confident that there is real regret that the remark was made."

"The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it's long past time to move on and talk about golf."

Garcia, who later issued an apology, took issue with Woods for what he viewed as a breach of golf course etiquette during the third round of The Players Championship two weeks ago, was asked in jest at a European Tour function if he would be inviting Woods to dinner during next month's U.S. Open.

"We'll have him round every night,'' Garcia said, according to multiple media reports. "We will serve fried chicken.''

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