Garcia: I've never truly connected with Tiger

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 21, 2013
Sergio Garcia says he doesn't need Tiger Woods as a friend. The pair have been feuding since the Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida after a dispute as to whether Woods inadvertently or maliciously disrupted the Spaniard's swing when they were paired together during the tournament's third round on the TPC Sawgrass course. ''I can't like everybody and there is people that you connect with and there's people that you don't,'' Garcia said Tuesday ahead of this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. ''He doesn't need me in his life, I don't need him in mine, and let's move on and keep doing what we're doing. ''There's never really been a true connection I would have with, maybe, Luke (Donald) or Adam Scott, or some of the other guys that I get along well with.'' Garcia said he and the 14-time major winner have never really connected, like he has with other players. ''I think we should kind of move on and kind of forget. Well, it will be difficult to forget, but kind of move on about what happened and everybody has seen what they have seen,'' Garcia said. ''Life goes on. So it's one of those things that it was unfortunate it happened, but you know, it happened.'' Garcia also said he would have no problem if he were paired against Woods, who went on to win the event, at next year's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. ''It's great and it is what it is, and it doesn't mean I cannot play with him,'' Garcia said. ''It's just another player, obviously a good player. It is just when I'm playing with someone I enjoy, there's a bit more talking going around. And you're playing with someone that you don't fancy as much, you're just a little bit quiet.''
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