(Sporting Alert) — The much talked about feud between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods blew over this week, following a press conference for the BMW Champs 2013.
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The two star golfers have clearly not being seeing eye-to-eye since the Players Championships after Garcia accused the American of playing a vital part in his distraction in the middle of making a poor shot that eventually cost him his lead in the tournament.
And things took another twist at a European Tour awards dinner Tuesday night after Garcia made a joke about Woods that many deemed as racial comments.
Asked if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open, the Spaniard said, jokingly “We’ll have him round every night.
“We will serve fried chicken,” he added in response to the question from Golf Channel’s Steve Sands.
Those comments prompt many to criticized Garcia, who moved quickly to apologized publicly.
“I want to send an unreserved apology. I did not want to offend anyone,” Garcia said Wednesday. “My answer was totally stupid and out of place.”
He went to say, “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 and 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.
“It was a funny question and I wanted it to be a funny answer in reply.
“I started to get a sick feeling straight after the dinner and I felt so bad I thought my heart was going to come out of my body. I felt bad about it all day.”
Woods was not impressed, neither did he thought Garcia’s remarks were “silly,” stating that the comments were “hurtful and inappropriate,” but he’s ready to move on.
“The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate,” Woods, the World No. 1 ranked player tweeted.
He added: “I’m confident that there is real regret the remark was made.
“The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move and talk about golf.”