European Tour

Tiger remark haunted Garcia

2013-05-22 17:45
Sergio Garcia (AFP)
Virginia Water - Sergio Garcia was so upset by the furore caused by his "fried chicken" jibe at Tiger Woods that he contemplated pulling out of this week's PGA Championship at Wentworth, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.

World number 14 Garcia added that his comment, made at the European Tour's Player of the Year awards on Tuesday, was "stupid and out of place" and he regretted it the moment he said it.

He also said he had spoken to the heads of the European Tour and U.S. PGA Tour, that they had accepted his apology and there would no punishment for his comment.

Woods and Garcia fell out after an incident at the Players Championship in Florida this month when the Spaniard said he was put off after the American pulled a club out of his bag while he was at the top of his backswing.

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