On Monday, we showed you a photo of Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia shaking hands on the driving range at the US Open. It is not standard procedure for every golfer to shake every other golfer’s hand on the range before a major, so we were left to draw a simple conclusion — that Garcia had apologized.
Tiger claims that was not the case. According to Eye on Golf, a reporter asked Woods on Tuesday if Garcia has “personally apologized” to him.
“No, we haven’t had time for that,” Woods replied.
If that’s the case, does that mean the guy who made a racist comment about Tiger just a few weeks ago was just dropping by for a friendly hello? There had to have been more to it than that, right?
Later in the day, Garcia was asked a similar question. Apparently he intended to apologize to Woods after their practice round, but the weather threw a kink in his plans. Instead, he settled for a hand-written note.
“We saw each other on the range and I was hoping to meet him after the round but he was gone after the round and the weather obviously didn’t help,” Garcia explained, via USA Today. “This morning I was here early and didn’t see him around. He got here later on. I did leave him a handwritten note. 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.”
Garcia would not elaborate on what he wrote, saying that the note was for Tiger to share if he felt the need. He also apologized for the comment again and said he wishes he could go back in time and take it back.
Talk about the song that never ends. Garcia really needs to apologize to Woods in person, which is what we thought he did with Monday’s handshake. That’s the only way any of this is going to go away.