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."

27/05/2013 15:53
if sergio invited rory round for dinner and served irish stew would that be deemed racist
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