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Monday, June 18, 2018

Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia shake hands at US Open


Sergio Garcia took his ongoing feud with Tiger Woods too far a few weeks ago, and it appears he knows it. On Monday morning, Garcia approached Woods on the driving range at the US Open and shook his hand before the two shared a brief exchange.

About a month ago, Garcia accused Woods of intentionally distracting him at The Players Championship. Tiger later said that he had no interest in squashing whatever beef it is that he has with Sergio, with Garcia claiming Woods wouldn’t answer his phone call if he reached out to him anyway. Then, Garcia crossed the line with a racist comment and later had to apologize.

As you can see from the photo above that Twitter user @bigup2dahorns passed along (via USA TODAY), Garcia must have apologized to Woods in person on Monday. Given their history, it certainly seems safe to assume the two golfers would not just be greeting one another like old buddies. Tiger would not acknowledge the exchange when asked about it.

“I’m not going there,” he told reporters, via ESPN.com.

If he did apologize, good for Sergio for accepting responsibility for his stupid actions. And good for Tiger for being mature about it and not slapping his hand away. Fans of drama might be disappointed if the feud ends, but a simple handshake was probably best for both parties.

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