Woods expects end to Garcia controversy

Woods expects end to Garcia controversy

Tiger Woods expects the controversy surrounding Sergio Garcia’s comments about the world number one to end, whether he speaks to the Spaniard or not.

Garcia was forced to apologise after last week’s comments at the European Tour’s annual awards ceremony where he said, ”We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”

Garcia escaped punishment for the remark, and, after speaking to Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg, had said that he hopes to apologise to Woods in person at the US Open.

Woods had already tweeted last week that Garcia’s comments “wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate.

“I’m confident that there is real regret that the remark was made.

Woods remains keen to move on from the incident.

“That’s already done with,” he said during a press conference at the Memorial Tournament today.

Tournament host Jack Nicklaus is also frustrated by the story.

“The Sergio-Tiger thing, I mean it’s stupid,” he said. “I mean ... do guys have an issue with one another? They usually resolve it themselves.

“You guys want to resolve it in the newspapers today. Nobody needs that. And I think they both finally said it’s enough. Let’s move on.”

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