Sergio Garcia fires back at Tiger Woods: ‘He wouldn’t pick up the phone anyway’
Tiger Woods made it quite clear earlier this week that he has no interest in squashing any ongoing feud that he may have with Sergio Garcia. The feeling is mutual.
On Tuesday, Garcia addressed the media for the first time since his epic meltdown at the Players Championship two weeks ago. Naturally, a reporter asked him the same question Tiger was asked about whether or not he has thought about calling Garcia to smooth things over. Garcia’s answer was similar, albeit far more long-winded than Tiger’s.
“First of all, I don’t have his number,” Garcia said, via Eye on Golf. “And secondly, I did nothing wrong and don’t have anything to say to him. And he wouldn’t pick up the phone anyway. But that’s OK; I don’t need him as a friend. I don’t need him in my life to be happy and that’s fine. It’s as simple as that. Like I have always said, I try to be as truthful as possible. Tiger doesn’t make a difference to my life. And I know that I don’t make a difference to his life.”
Garcia also basically called Woods a liar.
“He called me a whiner,” he said. “He’s probably right. But that’s also probably the first thing he’s told you guys that’s true in 15 years. I know what he’s like. You guys are finding out.”
These two clearly don’t like one another, but between the complaining about Tiger distracting him and the answer he gave on Tuesday it’s obvious Woods bothers Garcia more than Garcia bothers Woods. Considering Tiger has owned him in the past, that’s hardly a surprise. Tiger doesn’t have to say much at this point to get into Sergio’s head, and I’m sure that’s exactly the way he wants it to be.