23 May 2013

Garcia apologises for racist jibe at Woods

6:27 am on 23 May 2013

A contrite Sergio Garcia says he wants a meeting with Tiger Woods to apologise directly for a racist row sparked by his "fried chicken" comments at an official dinner.

Garcia's long-running feud with Woods which flared up at the recent Players Championship in Florida, took another downturn yesterday when the Spaniard was asked at an official tournament function in England if he would invite Woods for dinner, and he responded by saying he would have him round every night and serve fried chicken, stereotypically associated with black people in the America's southern states.

Woods took to twitter, calling Garcia's comment "hurtful" before attempting to diffuse the row after the Spaniard had issued a statement though the European Tour saying he did not mean to cause the world number one any offence.

Garcia's been in touch with Woods' agent to apologise and attempt to set up a meeting with the world number one to sort out the problem once and for all.