Sergio Garcia was spotted approaching Tiger Woods on the driving range on Monday at Merion Golf Club and attempting to reconcile. It was their first meeting since Sergio made the “fried chicken” comment at a European Tour awards dinner. He has apologized in a statement and press conference, but the two hadn’t seen each other in public.
While Sergio tries to make amends, it’s unclear if Tiger is ready, according to Bob Harig:
Asked about their brief exchange after a practice round Monday, Woods politely said “I’m not going there” and simply made reference to a Tuesday news conference in advance of the U.S. Open at Merion.
As you may recall, the Tiger-Sergio feud (aka The Real Housewives of the PGA Tour) was reignited at The Players Championship when the two were paired together in the third round. Tiger was in the trees and pulled a club just before Sergio was about to hit and the crowd reacted, which distracted the Spaniard, who later accused Woods of being inconsiderate.
This minor incident caused Sergio and Tiger to throw handbags at each other through the press. It was amusing until Garcia made the racially-charged comment.
While things have calmed down, I’m betting Sergio will get a hard time from the Philly fans at this week’s U.S. Open. If you’ve ever been to a sporting event here, then you know what I’m talking about — they’re ruthless!