Golfer Under Fire For Racist Comments About Tiger Woods

Woods called Sergio Garcia's "fried chicken" remark "wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate."
2:17 | 05/23/13

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We switch gears and get to this rivalry between golf's two biggest stars. Sergio garcia is apologizing for the racist crack he made when tiger woods. Will that be enough to finally end their feud? Talk about a foot in your mouth moment. Pro golfer sergio garcia never at a loss for words but said one word too many. And now he is getting skewered over what some are calling blatant racist remarks aimed directly at tiger woods. It might be called the gentleman's game but there's no love lost between tiger woods and sergio garcia. I don't care if I play with him or not. Reporter: Garcia teed up a major controversy that has some calling racism. When jokingly asked tuesday night if he would invite woods over for dinner at an upcoming tournament, he said "we will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken." Woods swiftly responded saying "the comment that was made wasn't silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate. I'm confident that there is real regret that the remark was made." My answer was totally out of place. Reporter: They have been battling on and off the greens SINCE THE LATE '90s. Most recently two weeks ago at the players championship when garcia accused woods of distracting him on this shot. The other guy is hitting on you and the crowd will respond and, you know, going to affect the other player. Not surprising he's complaining about something. Reporter: This isn't the first time woods has been the victim of a remark considered racist. At the '97 masters another pro golfer fuzzy seller was asked about his record run and responded, say congratulations, enjoy it and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve." Woods for gave zeller after he apologized but this time this transgression might have been out of bounds. People will certainly start to feel one way or another based on tiger and how he handles it. Reporter: Garcia said he called tiger's agent to speak directly with him but has not gotten through as of yet but does intend to apologize directly at some point. But garcia clearly winning a mulligan off the course. Sam back with weather. The storms are coming our way.

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