ARDMORE, Pa. — Unable to arrange a private meeting, Sergio Garcia left Tiger Woods a note in his locker Tuesday at the U.S. Open with hopes of moving on from his racially charged comment and getting back to playing golf.
“‘I did leave him a note, a handwritten note,” Garcia said. “And, hopefully, he can take a look at it. It’s a big week and I understand that it’s difficult to meet up and stuff. So hopefully, I’ll be able to do it. If not, at least he has read the note and he’s happy with that.’”
The note presumably was an apology; Garcia said it would be up to Woods to share the contents.
It was the latest – and perhaps final – chapter in a messy feud that ended badly for the Spaniard when he jokingly said at awards dinner in England that he would invite Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open. “We will serve fried chicken,” Garcia said.
He apologized in a news conference the next day to Woods and everyone he offended and said he left a message for Woods through his agent.
Garcia approached Woods on the practice range Monday at Merion for a handshake, and little more.
“We didn’t discuss anything,” Woods said. “Just came up and said, ‘Hi,’ and that was it.”
Asked if Garcia apologized, Woods said, “No.”