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Woods: Garcia comment hurtful, time to move on
Golf » Garcia drops ‘fried chicken’ comment during awards dinner.


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"Like I said before, I am terribly sorry for what happened and I am sure we can talk soon and I can apologize to him face-to-face, and move forward and forget about the whole thing," he said.

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It’s the second time in two years that Woods has been the center of a racially sensitive remark. At an awards night for caddies in Shanghai in November 2011, his former caddie received an award for best TV interview. Steve Williams, who had been fired by Woods in the summer of 2011, was on the bag for Adam Scott when he won at Firestone. Williams said in a CBS interview that it was "the best win of my life."

When he received the mock award, Williams said of the interview, "It was my aim to shove it right up that black a------."

He apologized to Woods the next week at the Australian Open.

Woods didn’t surface for weeks after the Zoeller remarks. His absence allowed the incident to mushroom into a major story. With Garcia, he responded the next day on Twitter. They most likely won’t see each other until the U.S. Open at Merion in three weeks outside Philadelphia.


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"They’re big names that certainly are attractive to our fans, the demographic that certainly watches the game," Zach Johnson said from the Colonial. "Maybe they add a little bit of drama here and there, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I prefer that the drama and entertainment comes on the golf course, in any given week with anybody.

"Part of the reason their names have surfaced and will surface in the future is because they’re really good," he said. "I hope that continues because they’re great for the game."



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