Two-time major champion John Daly weighed in on the Sergio Garcia-Tiger Woods ongoing spat that turned ugly when Garcia made a racist joke about fried chicken.
Daly took to Twitter on Wednesday.
Tiger and Sergio I respect both of you and your golf so much plz end this y’all are so good for golf #justgetalongmyfriends
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) May 23, 2013
The Garcia-Woods feud has been ongoing for nearly two weeks now. During the third round at The Players Championship, Garcia was bothered by Woods for pulling his club out of his bag while Garcia was preparing to hit.
Since then, comments were exchanged about how neither of them planned to talk to one another to clear the air. But on Tuesday night, the feud turned ugly when Garcia responded to a question about if he would invite Woods to dinner at the U.S. Open.
Garcia jokingly said, “We’ll have him ’round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”
Garcia issued a statement late Tuesday night apologizing for the comment, then apologized again in front of the media after Wednesday’s pro-am round at Wentworth.
“I want to apologize to Tiger and anybody that I could have offended,” Garcia said. “I feel sick about it. I’m truly, truly sorry. And I hope we can kind of settle things down and hopefully move on.”
Before Garcia spoke to the media, Woods tweeted:
“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.”
Garcia plans to try and speak with Woods at the U.S. Open in June.
“We talked to [Woods’s agent] Mark Steinberg, and he said that they are moving forward. But if I manage to talk to him, perfect; if not, I’ll definitely see him at the U.S. Open and we can talk face-to-face,” said Garcia.