go to MSN.com
Found May 22, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
PLAYERS: Tiger Woods

Via Sportress of Blogitude:

The Sergio Garcia camp obviously has entered full damage control now in light of the perceptively racist comments the Spanish golfer made about serving fried chicken to Tiger Woods should the two dine together during the U.S. Open next month.

A statement previously had been released by Garcia in which he apologized for his fried chicken remarks. Tiger responded on Wednesday morning via Twitter by condemning Garcia’s comments, but the firestorm was seemingly set to burn out of control unless Sergio publicly and personally issued a formal apology. So, the decision was made for Garcia to appear at a press conference on Wednesday morning, during which Garcia expressed profound regret for his insensitive and regrettable comments, saying they were "stupid and out of place."

Some highlights from Sergio's statements:

■ On how he felt after making the ill-fated "joke": "As soon as I left the dinner, I started getting a sick feeling in my body. I didn't really sleep at all last night. I felt like my heart was going to come out of my body. I had this sick feeling all day."

■ On how his "fried chicken" commentary was not racially motivated: "It wasn't meant that way. I was caught off-guard by what seemed to be a funny question and tried to give a funny answer that came off totally wrong. I want to make sure that everybody knows that I'm very, very sorry. I can't apologize enough times."

■ On his intent to apologize in person to Tiger Woods: "I'm terribly sorry about what happened, and I'm sure we’ll be able to talk soon and I'll apologize to (Woods), face to face."

Garcia certainly sounded sincere during the presser. Hopefully, he meant it and everybody can move on and again focus on what happens on the course instead of the words that are said off of it.

6 Comments:
  • IT'S THE SAME OLD RACIST GARBAGE ALL OVER AGAIN. Obviously Garcia lacks the skill to play the game . But he also lacks class and quality of character. A born loser.
  • What a joke regarding Sergio. Granted, he is a bit of a hotheaded Spaniard, much like Seve Ballesteros, one of the greatest golfers ever. Sergio will never be another Seve, but to say that he lacks the skill to play the game is LUDICRIOUS!!!
  • He is another tragic figure whose skill at a sport has given him a stage far greater than his mental capacity.
  • Sergio's brain can't catch up with his tongue....
  • Yo! Stop the presses! Since when did food become racist? Or the person saying it. Seriously? We are talking about FOOD. Can we plaaaaleeez stop with all the kneel bending to kiss The Cheetah's ring or would that be his as!@#$%^&s? Sergio was asked a question, he gave a "tongue in cheek" rhetorical reply, for which I see NO problem with. What would have happened if Sergio said, "ham & cabbage" or "eggs & grits"? Saying "fried chicken" doesn't make it a racist statement! Anymore than saying, a "happy meal" from Micky's D's! Oh, I get it....you all think because the Cheetah is 1/2 black, that "fried chicken" is a racist comment! Geez, I'm sure glad Sergio didn't say "rommen noodles" or "shrimp fried rice." Give it a break, the tour, the media, earth's populace need to STOP treating this spoiled, entitled, cheating, Stanford brat like he isn't a mere mortal. Ernest "tiger" Woods has been a pampered prince since his 2yr old debut on the Mike Douglas show. This chump expects people to kneel down & kiss his tour card. For once, it's nice to see someone who would like to smack the spit out of tiger's mouth. Sergio may not be #1 in the world, but,for a brief Sawgrass moment, right up to the 71st hole, Garcia gave all of us a peak into his can of WHOOPAS@#$%^&*S he had with Tiger's name on it! ')
  • Seriously......Take a f*****g look at McDonalds/Wendy's/Burger King. Every commercial going has a black family in it eating chicken. To be politically correct for the United States you must have black....OOOPS...colored.....OOOPS, African Americans in commercials. Get A grip people, so he said serve chicken big deal, wash it down with some watermelon and Koolaid when your done.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES
EX FACTOR

Report: Tiger's ex approves of Vonn

Tiger Woods can breathe easy—his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, reportedly approves of his girlfriend, World Cup skier Lindsey Vonn.

Tiger Woods Won’t Squash Sergio Garcia Feud, Indicates Two Won’t ‘Chill’ Any Time Soon (Video)

Anyone thinking that the feud between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia would be going away any time soon is sorely mistaken. At this years Players Championship, Garcia blamed Woods for an errant shot he hit on the par-5 second hole at TPC Sawgrass, saying Woods caused his gallery to cheer while Garcia was in the middle of a shot. Garcia followed that up by indicating that he didn...

Garcia hopes to talk to Woods at US Open

Sergio Garcia says he hasn't spoken to Tiger Woods after making an inappropriate remark about the world No. 1-ranked golfer, and he would certainly take an opportunity to talk to him at the U.S. Open. Garcia sparked controversy this week by saying he would serve fried chicken if they were to have dinner together at the U.S. Open. That kind of stereotype has been used for at...

Garcia: I've never truly connected with Tiger

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...

Sergio Garcia apologizes for fried chicken Tiger Woods joke

The beef between pro golfers Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods has a new twist following Garcia’s attempt at comedy Tuesday night. Garcia was jokingly asked if he’d invite Tiger over for dinner during the US Open, Sergio said: “We will have him ’round every night. We will serve fried chicken.” Ironically, there is a history between Tiger Woods and “fried chicken” and it...

Sergio Garcia Has Many ‘Colored’ Friends, European Tour CEO Says Before Apologizing

Little could be done to make the situation worse after Sergio Garcia went way over the line in his feud with Tiger Woods this week, but a European golf tour official has found that little and done it. Garcia drew swift and heavy criticism this week when his tit-for-tat with Woods turned ugly. Garcia, talking about the upcoming U.S. Open, joked that he would invite Woods over for...

Sergio Garcia Is Stealing His Racist Jokes Now

At the 1997 Masters Tournament, as a then-21-year old Tiger Woods was about to finish an incredible 12-shot victory, then-45-year old Fuzzy Zoeller created one of golf’s strangest rivalries when he told a reporter:“That little boy is driving it well, and he’s putting well. He’s doing everything it takes to win. So you know what you guys do when he gets in here? You pat him...

Sergio Garcia made a ‘fried chicken’ comment about Tiger Woods

Come On Sergio

It's no secret Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia aren't the best of friends. In fact, it wouldn't be out of line to say they can't stand each other. Woods has been known to call Garcia a whiner and Garcia has been known to call Woods a fake character. The fact Woods has dominated Garcia when they've been paired together in past golf tournaments doesn't help...

Sergio Garcia apologizes to Tiger for racist remarks in press conference

Sergio Garcia issued a public apology to Tiger Woods at a press conference after saying that he would invite Tiger over for "fried chicken."

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn drop off Tiger’s kids at school (photo)

The last time we checked in with Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn here at the Sportress, the world champion skier was escorting around her seemingly schnockered pro golfer boyfriend during an afterparty following the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. But on Tuesday, a more sober-looking Tiger was [...]The post Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn drop...

Lindsey Vonn Takes Tiger Woods’ Kids To School (Photos)

Downhill Skier Lindsey Vonn is officially in the wifey zone with Tiger Woods.  In the photos courtesy of TMZ, Vonn can be seen taking Woods’ two adorable kids to school, minus Tiger. I would assume Vonn was likely on her way to rehab for her surgically repaired knee. The two have been official since early March, and recently have been the subject of marriage rumors, contingent...

Dirk, Cuban hobnob with CP3 and Tiger Woods in Vegas

DALLAS - So Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Cuban, Chris Paul and Tiger Woods walk into a bar ... It sounds like the beginning of a joke in need of a punchline. But in fact, it's the rich and famous gathering for a weekend in Las Vegas to benefit The Tiger Woods Foundation. This particular event was 'Poker Night,' a 10,000 buy-in tournament. But for Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban...
Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pete Carroll on Lynch holdout: 'It's a contract for a reason'

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll sounded much like general manager John Schneider on running back Marshawn Lynch's holdout. The team's brass seems to be more irritated than concerned over Lynch's contract demands and quite frankly have let it be known they won't be bullied into giving the rusher a new deal. "It's a contract for a reason. We made a...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 hours ago

Former Bills WR Andre Reed: F**k Bon Jovi

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame this Saturday, and as a former standout in Buffalo, he’s not liking the rumor of Bon Jovi buying the team. There has been plenty of backlash from those in Buffalo, and former Bills players who believe that Bon Jovi would […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 hour ago

Nelly drops high school dropout crack on Mayweather

Nelly is still dating Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-girlfriend Shantel Jackson, so it is hardly a surprise that the boxing champion and rapper do not get along. During an appearance on Dan Le Batard’s “Highly Questionable” on Monday, Nelly was asked about his beef with Floyd. He said there is no beef, but he was not […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago

NBPA elects Michele Roberts as Executive Director

After 17 months the NBA Players’ Association has elected a replacement for former Executive Director Billy Hunter. League source says NBPA has elected Washington, D.C. attorney Michele Roberts to be its next Executive Director, replacing Billy Hunter. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 29, 2014 Roberts received 32 votes, six more needed by union bylaws. Roberts 32 votes were...
Via KCM Sports
13 hours ago

Griffin withdrew from Team USA camp due to back injury

When Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew his name for Team USA training camp, many people were interested about how he came to his decision. Griffin claims that he wants to focus on getting better and getting ready for the upcoming season. But according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Griffin had another reason to withdraw his name. Shelburne says Griffin withdrew from...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 hours ago

David Ortiz on Jon Lester: ‘He’s a keeper’

With trade rumors and rumblings around Jon Lester’s name recently, it seems the Red Sox may at least consider moving him. On Monday, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported the Red Sox have been “hit hard” by team’s in pursuit of Lester’s services. To take it even a step further, Rosenthal revealed team’s in the AL East have checked in on a possible trade. It’s rare in...
Via Sports-Glory
4 hours ago

Report: John Calipari took $200K in private flights in 2013

In a reveal that probably won’t surprise anyone, it was recently reported that Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari took about $200,000 worth of chartered flights last year as part of national...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
4 hours ago

Jimbo Fisher: Baseball has made Winston 'a better football player'

How does Jimbo Fisher feel about Jameis Winston playing both baseball and football at Florida State? Apparently, the Seminoles head football coach is completely fine with it.Fisher made an appearance on ESPN's First Take on Monday and proceeded to give his thoughts on the Heisman winner being a two-sport athlete in college. The following is what Fisher had to say:“Baseball...
Via Bush League Chronicle
6 hours ago

Joe Thomas compares a current Browns QB to Tom Brady?

TweetThere’s a ton of hype surrounding the Cleveland sports scene. For one, the Cavaliers landed that James guy in free agency. Likewise, the Browns drafted high-profile Johnny Manziel to battle with Brian Hoyer for the starting QB role. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, speaking to the media after practice Monday, claims one of the Browns QBs has a lot of the same characteristics...
Via Los That Sports Blog
5 hours ago

NFL's attempt to explain Rice suspension less than convincing

The National Football League has some of the highest-paid public relations personnel in the United States. This is one of the primary reasons that it has been able to skirt some major issues in the past as it relates to how the public perceives the league.  Unfortunately for the league, the two-game suspension Ray Rice received for assaulting his now wife Janay Palmer earlier this...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.