The growing feud between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia took a turn toward Fuzzy Zoeller territory Monday night at the European Tour player’s gala. The Guardian reports Garcia was asked by the Golf Channel whether or not he’d invite Woods over for dinner prior to next month’s U.S. Open.
The Spaniard was then quoted as saying:
“We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”
Not a good look, Sergio, especially when you were last seen by most people hitting your ball into the water — repeatedly — at the Players Championship.
Garcia offered up a limp apology in the form of a statement later in the night, issued through the European Tour.
“I apologize for any offence that may have been caused by my comment on stage during The European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.”
The U.S. Open takes starts June 13 at the Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia.
[Via the Guardian]