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Tiger Woods, left, grabs the shoulders of Sergio Garcia, from Spain. Picture: AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Tiger Woods, left, grabs the shoulders of Sergio Garcia, from Spain. Picture: AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Tiger Woods, left, grabs the shoulders of Sergio Garcia, from Spain. Picture: AP Photo/Elise Amendola

SERGIO GARCIA was today trying to focus on the first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after his public row with Tiger Woods took an unwelcome turn.

Garcia escaped punishment for what could be construed as a racist remark about Woods after offering an unreserved apology for his "stupid and out of place" comments at the European Tour's annual awards ceremony on Tuesday evening, although his major sponsors are continuing to review the matter.

Asked if he would invite Woods to dinner one night during the upcoming US Open to settle their differences, Garcia said: "We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken."

Garcia initially issued an apology for his "silly remark" and another following his pro-am round on Wednesday was enough for European Tour chief executive George O'Grady and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem to consider the matter closed.

Woods responded via Twitter, writing: "The comment that was made wasn't silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate.

"I'm confident that there is real regret that the remark was made."


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