"Colored" Comment Meant to Defend Sergio Garcia Lands European Tour CEO in Hot Water

by at . Comments

The head of the European golf tour apologized for using the term "colored" in a TV interview in which he was reacting to the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia feud.

Sergio and Tiges

European Tour CEO George O'Grady commented, in defense of Garcia, that "most of Sergio's friends are colored athletes in the United States."

The word "colored" was once widely used in the United States to refer to African-Americans but it is now considered antiquated and offensive.

As a result, "I deeply regret using an inappropriate word in a live TV interview for Sky Sports for which I unreservedly apologize," said O'Grady.

Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia have exchanged barbs over the past two weeks, dating back to the third round of The Players Championship in Florida.

Garcia accused Woods of distracting him during the round and making him hit a bad shot, which Tiger denied, accusing Sergio of being a complainer.

But the situation got uglier Tuesday when Golf Channel's Steve Sands jokingly asked Garcia if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open.

"We'll have him round every night," he replied. "We will serve fried chicken."

Garcia initially released a half-hearted apologetic statement, then followed it up with a second, more sincere apology amid the backlash he received.

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Kristin-post-baby

Kristin Cavallari Shows Off Post-Baby Body, Tweets About Training Camp

Kristin Cavallari showing off her post-baby body is a thing of beauty. See it here.
Victor-cruz-marriage-proposal

Victor Cruz Marriage Proposal: NFL Star Pulls Off the Ultimate Trick Play!

New York Giants star Victor Cruz makes plays on the field all the time, but this will go down as one of his all-time best.
Justin-bieber-and-kevin-durant

Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant: Unexpected BFF Alert!

Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant are sort of friends, as evidenced by this photo. Who knew?!?
Adrian-peterson-and-ashley-brown

Adrian Peterson and Ashley Brown: Married!

Ashley Brown and Adrian Peterson are married! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Avatar

Asad Rezvi, 54, of Salem was accused of using his brother's identification in 2006 and 2007 to open up a series of credit rating strains with financial institutions and vendors. He's also desired in connection with a phony $6,000 take a look at he gave to a Salem dentist past April, just days immediately following the identification fraud case was dismissed.
http://www.stuteriveterinarern... http://www.stuteriveterinarern...

Avatar

tiger is wacist against the women of he own race,so why he mad ??

Avatar

america is acting Childish again?