Sergio Garcia heckled with ‘fried chicken!’ at US Open (Video)
Sergio Garcia has expressed regret over the racist comment he made about Tiger Woods last month, but some fans at the US Open are not ready to let him forget about it. Garcia has been getting heckled since the tournament began. On Thursday, USGA officials asked him if he would like them to remove a group of fans who were harassing him, but Sergio declined and said that would only make it worse.
It continued on Saturday, with one spectator yelling “fried chicken!” as Garcia was about to tee off to begin his third round. As you can hear in the video above, someone promptly scolded the fan and said that it was “no joke.”
Earlier this week, Sergio and Tiger were seen shaking hands on the driving range. Garcia later explained that he had not had a chance to personally apologize to Woods but had left him a hand-written note. Even if Tiger is ready to forgive Sergio and move on, it’s clear he still has a way to go before the fans let him forget about it.