Tiger Woods talks about Sergio Garcia row and hopes to move on
By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH. Last Updated: 30/05/13 2:25pm
Woods - Time to move on
Tiger Woods says it is time to move on from the controversy surrounding Sergio Garcia's comments about the world no.1 last week at Wentworth.
Ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, Garcia made a comment at a European Tour dinner when he was being quizzed about his on-going row with Woods.
The Spaniard then made a comment about inviting Woods for dinner and serving friend chicken - echoing a comment made by Fuzzy Zoeller after the 1997 which caused uproar for having negative racist undertones in America.
Garcia's eventful week
Garcia instantly apologised and insisted he was trying to make a joke and was not being racist, and he was not given any sanctions by the European Tour after his explanation.
Ahead of the defence of his memorial Tournament title - Woods said that he had not received a personal apology from Garcia but just wanted to move on from the matter.
"That's already done with," Woods said at his Muirfield Village press conference. Asked if he had would let Garcia apologise in person, he replied: "So I have to fly to Wentworth? I was at home."
Woods is obviously still upset about the comment, although he is keen to move on from the incident, even if he does not get a face-to-face apology.
Asked if he had heard Garcia's apology, Woods responded: "Think he did it, not in person though - It's time to move on.
"It's happened my entire life and my entire career so that doesn't surprise me. It exists all around the world, not just in the sport of golf, it exists everywhere and I know that a lot of people are trying to make a difference to make it more fair for all."
Memorial Tournament host Jack Nicklaus is becoming frustrated by the story, and hopes that Garcia and Woods can settle their differences between themselves in private.
"The Sergio-Tiger thing, I mean it's stupid," he said. "I mean do guys have an issue with one another? They usually resolve it themselves.
"You guys want to resolve it in the newspapers today. Nobody needs that. And I think they both finally said it's enough. Let's move on."