Under fire from media and fans, European Tour star Sergio Garcia issued a second and far more sincere apology for his racist joke about Tiger Woods.
Garcia made the wisecrack about Woods at a tour function the previous night, and acknowledges his comments were "totally stupid and out of place."
There is no love lost between the two golfers, who have been engaged in a war of words via the media going back two weeks to The Players Championship.
It turned ugly this week when Sergio was asked if he would have Tiger over for dinner at the U.S. Open. Yes, he quipped, and "we'll serve fried chicken every night."
Garcia, 33, said that he made a "silly" response to an obvious joke and said his intent was not to be racist. But Woods, 37, was far from pleased.