LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Sergio Garcia’s comments about Tiger Woods, comments about fired chicken, will prompt a press conference today. What did Sergio Garcia say about Tiger Woods? Garcia said last night “We will have him [Tiger Woods] round every night. We will serve fried chicken.” While Sergio Garcia was quick to issue an apology, LALATE can report that Garciaâ€™s remarks about Tiger Woods follow weeks of peculiar remarks about Tiger and even himself. Sergio Garcia will address the news media in a live press conference announcement at 6:15 AM PST today May 22, 2013, to be broadcasted live on the Golf Channel.
As reported on LALATE earlier this month, Sergio led earlier rounds of the Players Championship over Tiger Woods. After leading on the first round at the Players, Sergio was asked what he thought of his performance. Sergio shocked news by given an overly negative self-evaluation, almost defeatist, remark to describe his first round performance. Several news analysts at the time questioned Garciaâ€™s state of mind in speaking so harshly about himself.
Eventually as Sunday rolled around in the Players Championship, that negative self-perception caught up with Sergio. His performance fell as Tiger Woods caught up. Eventually Woods passed Sergio and won the Players Championship.
But in winning the Players, Tiger was still the brunt of comments by Sergio. Sergio said that weekend â€śIâ€™m not going to lie. Heâ€™s not my favorite guy to play with. Heâ€™s not the nicest guy on tour”. He added â€śItâ€™s good for both of us. We donâ€™t enjoy each otherâ€™s company. You donâ€™t have to be a rocket engineer to figure that out.â€ť
Last night, Sergio went at it again. At the European Tour’s gala players’ awards dinner, Golf Channel’s Steve Sands asked Garcia in jest if he would Tiger Woods over for dinner any of the rounds of the US Open. Garcia replied “We will have him round every night,” Garcia said. “We will serve fried chicken.”
Garcia issued an apology. “I apologies for any offence that may have been caused by my comment on stage during The European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.”
Garcia however is set to hold a press conference today to further address his remarks. It will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel this morning.