Sergio Garcia Makes Fried Chicken Joke About Tiger Woods

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Spanish golf star Sergio Garcia is apologizing following a joke he cracked at rival Tiger Woods' expense Tuesday that many interpreted as racist.

At the European Tour's Players’ Awards dinner, Garcia was asked by The Golf Channel if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open.

"We will have him round every night," Garcia responded to the obvious joke question, according to The Guardian. "We will serve fried chicken."

Some guests were stunned by the quip. An unnamed "leading Tour professional," reportedly remarked to a nearby journalist, "You didn’t hear that."

Of course, Ewan Murray of The Guardian did hear it.

The exchange quickly was picked up by various media outlets, and Garcia issued an apology via the European Tour that was obtained by The AP.

“I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players’ Awards dinner," he said.

"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 on-and-off rivalry heated up during the The Players Championship, where Garcia accused Woods of distracting him during the third round.

Both golfers exchanged barbs through the media during the tournament at TPC Sawgrass - won by Woods, of course - and in the weeks since.

Tiger, who has 14 career major championship's to Sergio's none, said he did nothing wrong then, but that it's never a surprise Garcia is complaining.

"He called me a whiner. He's probably right," Garcia responded. "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."

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as a SPANIARD I'm ashamed of Sergio and won't watch him again!! Besides that Tiger is a better player anyway and Ive learned a lot by watching him play.

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Tiger should apologize to white america for us having to look at his ugly nikka a-s and for parading his endless white-nikka lover skanks around like they are sum kinda pryze.Alot of white chix are trash these days yu can have em buddy.Don't forget to mix in sum dat watermellon why u at it bish

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i am black, i like fried chicken,how is this racist

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@ john

You're a little slow there mate. Liking or not liking fried chicken isn't racist of course but there are clearly racial undertones in his stupid comment. Nasty man. (Garcia that is)

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@ john

How can a black person write on this site that they are black and like fried chicken so this is not racist. You are a complete idiot if you don't recognize this racist comment as a knock against the color of Tiger's skin. I am white and also like fried chicken, but I understand what that little jerk Garcia meant and he will suffer long and hard because of it.

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..and we gonna have some white women too!

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Instead of apologizing through someone else why doesn't he just do the right thing and apologize himself in front of the media. When are you going to become a man Sergio and quit whining and play the game like a professional. Quit blaming everyone else for your faults. I think we already know what he's like, his life was pretty much put out there for the world to see.