Sergio Sorry for 'Not Racist' Fried Chicken Jab at Tiger

Remark was 'silly,' Spaniard says

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted May 22, 2013 1:52 AM CDT | Updated May 22, 2013 5:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Sergio Garcia-Tiger Woods feud sank to a new low last night when the Spaniard dropped an ill-advised racial stereotype to dig at his rival. When asked at a European Tour awards dinner if he would have Woods 'round for dinner during the US Open, Garcia said, "We will have him 'round every night," and "we will serve fried chicken," the Guardian reports.

Garcia later apologized, saying, "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.'' Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller made a similar crack after Woods won the Masters in 1997, saying fried chicken and collard greens would be served at the next year's champions' dinner, USA Today notes.

The Garcia-Woods spat began at the Players Championship golf tournament earlier this month.
The Garcia-Woods spat began at the Players Championship golf tournament earlier this month.   (AP Photo/File)
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