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No racism in Woods, fried chicken comments: Garcia

AP, VIRGINIA WATER, england

During a storm delay, Garcia suggested in a TV interview that Woods could have kept the crowd from cheering if he had been paying closer attention. Later that evening, Woods said he understood from marshals that Garcia had already hit.

“Not real surprising that he’s complaining about something,” Woods added, which only fired up the Spaniard.

Garcia said the next day to Sky Sports: “He’s not the nicest guy on tour.”

Woods wound up winning The Players Championship.

Woods was at media day on Monday for the AT&T National, where he is the defending champion, when he received the final question about Garcia and gave the one-word answer.

Garcia offered a more detailed response when asked in England if he would ever call Woods.

“First of all, I don’t have his number,” Garcia said. “And secondly, I did nothing wrong and don’t have anything to say to him. And he wouldn’t pick up the phone, anyway.”

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