Tag Archives: Fried chicken

Jun
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Sergio Garcia was preparing to tee off the 11th, his first hole in the third round of the U.S. Open, when a spectator hollered, “fried chicken” as he was about to hit. <cringe> As expected, Sergio has received grief from vociferous Philly fans at Merion this week, and when security asked if he wanted the hecklers tossed out, he’s declined

But that might be the least of Garcia’s troubles.

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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
10
2013
Mending fences on the range

Mending fences on the range

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:

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May
26
2013
Oh, Monty!

Oh, Monty!

On Friday at the BMW PGA Championship, America’s favorite Scot, Colin Montgomerie, chimed in on the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia spat, particularly in reference to Sergio’s “fried chicken” remark and European Tour CEO George O’Grady’s “colored athletes” comment while he was trying to defend Garcia.

Naturally, Monty came to the defense of Sergio and O’Grady, saying the whole thing had been blown out of proportion and suggested players would now be scared to talk to the press because you have to be just *so* PC. 

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