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Woods, Garcia shake hands on ‘fried chicken’ row


WASHINGTON — Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods have shaken hands after a row in which Spaniard Garcia was accused of making an offensive remark about the American.

BBC Sport

World number one Woods was photographed accepting the hand of Garcia as they practised for this week’s US Open.

Garcia had responded to an on-course dispute between the pair last month by joking he would invite Woods for dinner to make up and serve fried chicken.

The food is stereotypically associated with black people in the southern US.

Woods said the comment was “hurtful” and “clearly inappropriate”, prompting an apology from Garcia, who insisted it had had no racist intent.

The feud between the two started at the Players Championship last month, with Garcia incensed when distracted by crowd noise he felt had been generated by playing partner Woods.

There were concerns that the issue would overshadow this week’s second major of the year, the first event in which they have both competed since Garcia’s remarks.

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