Posted May 22, 2013

Sergio Garcia makes racist remark about Tiger Woods

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Sergio Garcia said he was joking when he made a fried chicken joke about Tiger Woods. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Sergio Garcia said he was joking when he made a fried chicken remark about Tiger Woods. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Sergio García’s verbal feud with Tiger Woods continued when the Spaniard made what could be interpreted as a racist remark about Woods.

Garcia was on stage at the European Tour’s gala players’ awards dinner Tuesday night, where he was asked a question by by the Golf Channel’s Steve Sands.

García was asked in jest if he would have the American round for dinner one night during the upcoming US Open. “We will have him round every night,” García said, according to the Guardian. “We will serve fried chicken.”

Garcia later apologized and said he answered the 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.”

The two have been at it for years, highlighted by Garcia taking issue with Woods during the third round of The Players Championship two weeks ago saying that he was not following proper golf course etiquette.

More from the Guardian:

The statement was similar to Fuzzy Zoeller’s infamous remark towards Woods in 1997. Then, after Woods won his first major, the Masters, which entitled him to choose the champions’ dinner menu for the following year, Zoeller said: “You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not serve fried chicken next year. Got it? Or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve.” Zoeller later apologized and said he had been misconstrued.


88 comments
matuart
matuart

As I look at him, he may pass, but but but I see the African highlights in that picture. One can never hide among the denial bushes. Denial is not a river in Africa~ that said, he can shut up and and eat his huebones a la chilli moreno!

Chad G
Chad G

Doesn't Sergio Garcia realize fried chicken does not fit in with Tiger's steroid regiment? Grilled or steamed Sergio! Get the paella and tapas out of your ears and listen. GO PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS! 

jdoncbus
jdoncbus

Just another Euro showing his true colors; pathetic. 

Tolonges
Tolonges

Garcia took the bait, hook, line and sinker on this one.  He couldn't resist the temptation, and resorted to name calling or in this case, race calling.  Why can't he just focus on his golf game and try to win at least 1 major.

shadyslim
shadyslim

Tiger Called Sergio a cry baby can't blame Sergio for firing back

shadyslim
shadyslim

Tiger and Sergio hate each other

carjax1202
carjax1202

Well...now this pathetic attempt from the golf media has taken an interesting turn.  Before this comment from Garcia had come out... this was a non story.  No controversy,  just the golf media trying to keep something going from nothing.  Now that Garcia opened his pathetic mouth and said something you can't take back...and no, you can't take that back...you said it and there is no "I'm sorry" here.  Way to go Whiner.

sporra01
sporra01

Sergio and Tiger...the best things about golf.

tfaw
tfaw

what a goofball...

JorgeARodriguez
JorgeARodriguez

All I say: this is the end of Sergio as PGA player. He is going to be punished hardly by golf fans wherever he plays in the USA. Farewell  Sergio take your lack of class somewhere else.

Jochet
Jochet

Sergio is a jerk, after watching him make a fool of himself at the Players, he now has to prove even further what a classless person he is.

joeshine730
joeshine730

should have said Watermelon neck bones and collard greens. Screw woods that Asian slant slope looking black. You could blindfold Tiger with some dental floss.

Michael148
Michael148

Win a tournament you tool! How can a guy who hasn't won squat, bark to the best player on the planet?? 

matuart
matuart

 @jdoncbus As I ook at his picture, he has African blood running in his body~ DNA doesn't lie. In his wanting to please white players, he turned his collar white, with some jealous pendejah running in his blood.

rma101560
rma101560

@Tolonges He will never win a major.  With the pressure on he melts down and acts like a spoiled child.

matuart
matuart

 @Tolonges He's to busy trying to pass. I wonder how he was raised in golf. 

nikray7777
nikray7777

 @shadyslim And I think the Tiger's point has been made. Sergio is a cry baby (which were not Tiger words), and he can't win the big ones. This last thing started with Garcia's comments regarding the tournament the two men played Tiger won it by the way . Would Garcia have won the tournament...no.  Grow up already you are really mad that Tiger has lived up too his rep as future hall of famer. Garcia well...

Scottakruh
Scottakruh

 @shadyslim he did fire back..said woods was right, and finally honest..it was brilliant..then he makes the racist comment...can't do that

mjhellund
mjhellund

 @shadyslim Let 'em duke it out.  My money's on woods. Rat-face Sergio is a crybaby choke artist, with a long history proving both.

hurdle king
hurdle king

 @JorgeARodriguez I'm not sure I agree with that, but in the same sense I wouldn't be surprised. The media will keep things exciting by constantly bringing up anything they can between Tiger and Sergio.

Scottakruh
Scottakruh

 @JorgeARodriguez he was already a polarizing player..it's a lily white sport...some fans will give him a hard time but he's used to that..what he won't get used to is losing money..sponsors will drop him

mrb408
mrb408

 @joeshine730

 How old are you? and how long have you been a racist? Dude, there is something Very wrong with you!!!

carjax1202
carjax1202

 @joeshine730 I hope Karma comes and grabs you by your tiny little balls....and I don't mean golf balls...and gives you a welcome in hell where you will be going one day... you pathetic puke.

matuart
matuart

 @Michael148 He doesn't understand the "Pecking Order", he wants a lessen real bad, he thought the white males he was addressing, were race mongers. Were they?

Scottakruh
Scottakruh

 @hurdle king  @JorgeARodriguez fuzzy zoeller's comment was worse..he said it about a young kid on the grounds at Augusta while holding a glass of alcohol..and there was more detail.  Kmart dropped him...and i don't think Zoeller had much status on tour other than a masters invite every year..garcia is exempt to just about everything...maybe he'll play europe more..who knows?  but it would be shocking if he doesn't show up at Merion..tiger has a LOT of fans..but just like the N Y Yankees..he has a lot of haters too  

Scottakruh
Scottakruh

 @cry1baby2usa  @hurdle king  @Michael148He is so talented people expected multiple majors..but with his victories and ryder cup success one major would have been enough to sate most critics..and he still may get it..

cry1baby2usa
cry1baby2usa

 @Scottakruh  @hurdle king  @Michael148 LOL are you serious. When you say many pros I assume you are talking about PGA pros we don't really know. Sorry but Sergio's PGA career is considered a big letdown. When he broke onto the tour everyone thought he was going to be the one. To me Sergio is like a serviceable NBA player. He will make the team but never will be the star and maybe he will get an assist from a player for a layup. Now he can beat me at Golf but that isn't saying too much.

 

Scottakruh
Scottakruh

 @hurdle king  @cry1baby2usa  @Michael148 There's an obvious hole on his record..but I thinkShaun Micheel would trade his career for Sergio's...and plenty of other golfers who have won a majoro...obviously, none of this excuses what garcia said...that was stupid

Scottakruh
Scottakruh

 @cry1baby2usa  @hurdle king  @Michael148 yes.. obviously you're being sarcastic but there aren't too many pros wouldn't trade their resume for garcia's...capitalizing WOW doesn't make it any less impressive