Sergio Garcia says he was just trying to be funny when he made his “fried chicken” comment during a private dinner at Wentworth golf club earlier this year.
“I didn’t mean it in a bad way. When I was driving back to the hotel, I started thinking about it,” Garcia told CNN’s Living Golf.
“Obviously, I didn’t expect that question at all and you try to be funny and it comes out the wrong way I guess,” he added.
Garcia responded to a question about if he would invite Tiger Woods to dinner at the U.S. Open to repair their relationship.
Garcia jokingly said, “We’ll have him ’round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”
Garcia says he’s learned from the entire experience.
“It was horrible, but what’s done is done. Everybody knows how I feel about it, so I think they should be fine with it and if not, it’s kind of their problem,” Garcia said.
“The most important thing is learning from all those things.
“I’m making sure that all those experiences make you stronger, a better person and things like that. I think that I’ve learned from those things and I just need to keep getting better at it, and hopefully keep making people happy.”