UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Tiger Woods: Sergio Garcia's fried chicken joke was 'clearly inappropriate'

Tiger Woods tweeted Wednesday about a "fried chicken" joke that Sergio Garcia had made. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Sport) 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."

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again