Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia Feud Turns Racist

Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia Feud Turns RacistThe feud between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods was taken to another level on Tuesday night. According to The Guardian‘s Ewan Murray, Garcia was at the European Tour’s gala players’ awards dinner where he was asked a question about Woods. His answer could be construed as a racist remark:

‘Fried chicken’

Garcia was asked in jest if he would have the American round for dinner one night during the upcoming US Open. “We will have him round every night,” García said. “We will serve fried chicken.”

Later on, the Spaniard apologized, saying that his comment was a “silly remark” and not meant to come off in a “racist manner.” On Wednesday, Woods took to Twitter to respond to Garcia’s comments:

“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.”

‘Unfortunate choice of words’

Garcia then formally apologized to Tiger during a press conference on Wednesday morning. No matter what Garcia meant with his comments, this will likely serve as yet another landmark in the ongoing spat between the two golfers. Garcia’s unfortunate choice of words also brought to mind Fuzzy Zoeller’s offensive remarks after Woods won his first major back in 1997 at Augusta.

Zoeller was quoted as saying of Woods’ win, “You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not serve fried chicken next year. Got it? Or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve.”

The winner of the Masters traditionally chooses the champions’ dinner menu for the following year’s tournament.  Zoeller later apologized.

Are you for Team Tiger or Team Garcia? And what do you think of Sergio Garcia’s remark — racist or not?

Source: Tim Keeney, Bleacher Report

Image: ESPN

Sergio Garcia: Tiger Woods Is A Liar

Sergio Garcia Tiger Woods Is A LiarThe lukewarm grumblings between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia last week are now threatening to blossom into a full-on war of words. Everyone thought the two golfers would’ve cooled off by now, but judging by the statements Garcia made to members of the media Tuesday, someone’s still feeling salty (via CBS Sports).

‘I know what he’s like’

In his first media appearance since losing to Woods at the Players Championship, Garcia went off, throwing down the gauntlet on Tiger.

Sergio commented, “He called me a whiner. He’s probably right. But that’s also probably the first thing he’s told you guys that’s true in 15 years. I know what he’s like. You guys are finding out.”

‘Over a decade’

This is a feud that has been simmering for over a decade. Reporters mentioned to Sergio that Tiger had told members of the media Monday that he will not reach out to him in order to end the beef. Garcia’s response? He doesn’t care.

“First of all, I don’t have his number,” Garcia told reporters. “And secondly, I did nothing wrong and don’t have anything to say to him. And he wouldn’t pick up the phone anyway. But that’s okay, I don’t need him as a friend… Like I have always said, I try to be as truthful as possible. Tiger doesn’t make a difference to my life.”

Do you think Tiger Woods is a liar? And just how far do you think will Sergio Garcia take this beef?

Source: Dan Carson, Bleacher Report

Image: Yahoo Sports