The feud between golfers
Later that night, Garcia attempted to make amends for the remark, saying, "I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players' Awards dinner. 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."
On Wednesday, Woods reacted:
"The comment that was made wasn't silly. It was wrong, hurtful and inappropriate. I am confident that there is real regret that the remark was made."
Garcia's comments bring to mind the comments of Fuzzy Zoeller, who after Tiger Woods won the Masters in 1997, said to tell Woods not to ask for "fried chicken or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve" at the next year's Champions dinner.