Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/22/13
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia really don’t like each other. But really, it’s pretty fun to see two athletes show clear, open disdain for one another. It stops being fun when rivalry turns to racism, though. That’s what happened on Tuesday when Garcia controversially said when asked if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open, “We will have him around every night. We will serve fried chicken.” Woods responded via Twitter, and he didn’t hold back his disappointment in Garcia’s words. The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate...— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 22, 2013 I’m confident that there is real regret that the remark was made.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 22, 2013 The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 22, 2013 To his credit, Garcia did apologize right away for his regrettable comments. “I apologize for any offence that may have been caused by my comment on stage during The European Tour Players’ Awards dinner,” 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.” So Garcia said it was a silly response and Woods didn’t find it so silly. The 2013 U.S. Open will be played from June 13 to 16. All eyes will be on Woods and Garcia as their ongoing feud escalates. It may not be great for Garcia’s image to be making racist remarks towards Woods, but it certainly won’t hurt ratings for the U.S. Open. Photo of the Day Vince Wilfork is happy to be back in Foxboro. Tweet of the Day Well, that’s one NFL writer’s opinion. Sergio Garcia, in general, comes off as a schmuck.— mike freeman (@realfreemancbs) May 22, 2013 Video of the Day Andrew Garfield decided to play some basketball in his The Amazing Spider-Man 2 costume.
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