Updated: 29/05/2013 21:34 | By pa.press.net

Garcia must wait for Woods talks



Sergio Garcia, pictured, will apologise to Tiger Woods in person at the US Open

Sergio Garcia, pictured, will apologise to Tiger Woods in person at the US Open

Sergio Garcia has been asked to wait until the US Open to apologise in person to Tiger Woods following the race row which erupted this week.

Garcia escaped punishment for what could be construed as a racist remark about Woods after offering an unreserved apology for his "stupid and out of place" comments at the European Tour's annual awards ceremony on Tuesday evening.

During a Q&A session involving the full Ryder Cup team, the 33-year-old was asked if he would invite Woods to dinner one night at Merion next month to settle their differences, which resurfaced at the Players Championship this month.

"We will have him round every night," Garcia said. "We will serve fried chicken."

Garcia initially issued an apology overnight for his "silly remark" and then held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to apologise again, but has been unable to speak to Woods in person.

Speaking after a closing 72 at the BMW PGA Championship gave him a share of 19th place, Garcia said: "We talked to his manager. We asked him if he wanted us to call Tiger, obviously if he gives us the number, or wait for Merion and do it there face-to-face, and they said they would rather do it there.

"So there's nothing else we can do, so we'll wait until we get there and we'll talk."

So far Woods' only response came via Twitter, with the world number one writing: "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. The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it's long past time to move on and talk about golf."

As for his performance this week, Garcia added: "I wasn't really on my best game today, but it's been a long week, a lot of emotions going on and today I kind of felt it a little bit.

"But I tried with what I had. It wasn't my best game but I still tried. I would loved to do a little bit better but I can't ask myself for much more."

1Comment
27/05/2013 15:53
avatar
if sergio invited rory round for dinner and served irish stew would that be deemed racist
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Get the Bing Sports App for Windows 8 (© Microsoft)

latest golf news

  • Ian Poulter appeared unconcerned about being a Ryder Cup "target"

    Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter are not the only European players with targets on their backs this week, according to Ryder Cup team-mate Graeme McDowell.

  • European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley wants his players to take on the role of gladiators walking on to the first tee

    Ryder Cup veteran Lee Westwood called it a cauldron and Graeme McDowell rated his experience as bizarre, but European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley wants his players to take on the stature of gladiators when they walk onto the first tee at Gleneagles.

  • Rory McIlroy, pictured, and Graeme McDowell have been regular partners in team events since 2009

    Graeme McDowell admits Rory McIlroy's status as the biggest name in golf means their Ryder Cup relationship has changed forever.

  • Graeme McDowell has suggested a change to the Ryder Cup schedule

    Graeme McDowell believes the Ryder Cup should be played once every three years to take account of the demands placed on American players.

  • Rory McIlroy reckons Darren Clarke, pictured, would be a great choice to captain the 2016 Europe Ryder Cup team

    Rory McIlroy believes fellow Northern Irishman Darren Clarke would make an ideal Europe captain for a Ryder Cup in the United States.

  • Bubba Watson insists he is motivated by golf, not revenge

    United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson called for his players to use redemption for motivation at Gleneagles this week but many appear not to have received the memo.

  • Rickie Fowler's Ryder Cup haircut has been copied by a senior administrator

    Rickie Fowler's much-discussed Ryder Cup haircut has been copied by one of the American game's most senior officials.

  • Rory McIlroy used a Nike Vapor driver in practice on Tuesday

    World number one Rory McIlroy has yet to decide whether to use a new driver at this week's Ryder Cup.

  • Paul McGinley insisted he had not 'tricked up' the course

    European captain Paul McGinley insists he has not "tricked up" the Ryder Cup course at Gleneagles, but admitted Mother Nature had played an unexpected role.

  • Bradley Neil was unable to secure a win on his home course

    Europe suffered a fourth straight defeat in the Junior Ryder Cup on Tuesday, losing 16-8 to the United States at Blairgowrie Golf Club.

  • Sir Alex Ferguson will address Europe's Ryder Cup team on Tuesday night

    He wanted to keep it a secret, but Paul McGinley had to admit that Sir Alex Ferguson would address his European team on Tuesday evening ahead of the 40th Ryder Cup.

  • The Ryder Cup record of the late Seve Ballesteros continues to inspire the European team

    The memory of Seve Ballesteros is again providing motivation for the European Ryder Cup team, Thomas Bjorn has revealed.

  • Victor Dubuisson, left, is looking forward to his Ryder Cup debut

    European Ryder Cup rookie Victor Dubuisson has attempted to shed some of the mystery surrounding him by insisting he is "funny and cool".

  • Jamie Donaldson's table tennis form is more of a concern than his golf game

    Ryder Cup debutant Jamie Donaldson is more concerned about his table tennis form against fellow team-mates than he is about tackling the Gleneagles course.

  • Joost Luiten won the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor

    Holland's Joost Luiten breathed a massive sigh of relief after overcoming a poor start and nervous finish to claim his fourth European Tour title in the ISPS Handa Wales Open.