Golf: Woods calls fried-chicken remark by Garcia ‘hurtful’
Tiger Woods said the “fried chicken” comment made by Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at the Players Championship, Woods said it’s time to move on.
Garcia was at a PGA European Tour awards dinner on Tuesday night when he jokingly was asked if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open. Garcia replied, “We’ll have him ’round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”
Woods took to Twitter yesterday and said the comment was wrong and hurtful. He said he’s confident there is “real regret” the comment as made.
Garcia held an impromptu news conference at the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England, to elaborate on a statement he sent out Tuesday night through the European Tour: “I want to also apologize to my Ryder Cup teammates who were there last night for taking the shine away from a wonderful event, and finally and foremost, I want to apologize to Tiger, to anyone I could have offended. I felt very sick about it and feel really bad, and just hope to settle things down and move on.”
Woods also said their flap is two weeks old and that “it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.”