Source: New York Daily News
Sergio Garcia said Sunday he will meet with Tiger Woods before the June 13 start of the U.S. Open at Merion in Pennsylvania to apologize in person for his offensive comment directed at the 14-time major champion.
“I’ve talked with Tiger’s manager and asked him if he wanted us to call Tiger,” said Garcia, who tied for 19th at the BMW PGA Championship, won by Matteo Manassaero in a playoff, in Virginia Water, England.
Garcia created a firestorm when he cavalierly joked last week about inviting Woods over for “fried chicken.” Garcia and Woods have long had an icy relationship. It grew more strained during this month’s Players Championship, when Garcia accused woods of pulling a club and causing the fans to cheer in this middle of his backswing during the third round. A few days later, Garcia made the racially insensitive chicken remark.
“Obviously, if he gives us the number or wait for Merion and do it there face to face. But they said they would rather do it there,” Garcia said.
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