Tag Archives: Feuds

Jun
13
2013
By Stephanie Wei under US Open
Kiss the putter, baby!

Kiss the putter, baby! (USA Today Sports Eileen Blass)

Heading into Merion, Sergio Garcia was naturally a bit nervous for the reception from the notoriously vociferous Philly crowd, but he knew he had to deal with the consequences of his “fried chicken” comment. The U.S. Open is always the most mentally grueling test in golf without distractions. If he had shot 80, it would have been no surprise and even understandable.

Garcia encountered the predicted troubles, but not per se by the occasional heckler — the spectators were tamer than kittens, relatively speaking. On his first tee, the 11th — no, that’s not a typo; it’s a logistical thing — there was a lone “boo.” 

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Jun
11
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Feuds
Sergio

Sergio still feels bad

Sergio Garcia opened his press conference on Tuesday afternoon at Merion Golf Club saying he wanted to apologize for his racist remark directed at Tiger Woods a couple weeks ago at the European Tour players’ awards dinner. He even left a *handwritten* note in Tiger’s locker.

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May
21
2013
Not afraid of Tiger

Not afraid of Tiger

Well, there’s one thing Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia agree on, and that’s the anchoring ban, which the USGA and R&A announced would go into effect on January 1, 2016, but that’s pretty much where their similarities end. As we know, Tiger and Sergio really don’t like each other (or “enjoy each other’s company”).

It’s Sergio’s turn to vent in this never-ending feud, which doesn’t simply date back to The Incident at The Players, and no, he just won’t hold back (which, regardless of your opinion of Sergio, you have to respect or at least appreciate his honesty). From Golf.com’s Paul Mahoney:

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Jan
7
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Sabbo and Sean: BFFs

Rory Sabbatini and his caddie Mick Doran didn’t exactly get off to an ideal start in the second round at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Before Sabbatini even hit his first tee shot, he was already over par for the day because he received a two-shot penalty for missing his 11:35am tee time at Kapalua by two minutes.

The first tee already was probably going to be a tad awkward with Sabbatini and Sean O’Hair paired together for the first time since their near on-course brawl during the second round of the Zurich Classic last April — the two have mended things, but I doubt they play practice rounds together. (Robert Garrigus had a pretty funny tweet. So did Brian Gay’s caddie Kip Henley. This one made me chuckle, as well.)

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