Tiger Woods tweeted Wednesday about a "fried chicken" joke that Sergio Garcia had made. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Sport)
Tiger Woods tweeted Wednesday morning that a "fried chicken" remark made by rival Sergio Garcia was inappropriate, but he believes that Garcia regrets the attempted joke.
Garcia was at an awards dinner Tuesday when he was jokingly asked whether he would have Woods -- with whom he recently feuded at The Players Championship -- over for dinner.
“We will have him round every night,” Garcia said, according to a report in The Guardian. “We will serve fried chicken.”
Garcia later apologized and said the question “was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.”
Woods rejected that explanation but called for the golf community to move forward in a series of tweets.
Later on Wednesday morning, Garcia apologized again at a press conference. "My answer was totally stupid and out of place," Garcia said. "I feel sick about it."