SERGIO GARCIA apologized for saying he would "serve fried chicken" while making a joke about having Tiger Woods over for dinner.
The British newspaper The Guardian reports Garcia was asked in jest while on stage at the European Tour's awards dinner last night if he would invite Woods to dinner during the U.S. Open. The Guardian reports Garcia said: "We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken."
In the statement in which he apologized, Garcia 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." Garcia has acknowledged not getting along with Woods and their testy relationship flared up again 2 weeks ago.
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