Sergio Garcia made a bonehead comment about Tiger Woods, but he wasn’t the first and he certainly won’t be the last.
At the European Tour’s gala players’ awards, Garcia — who has been going through an interesting feud with Woods — was jokingly asked if he would have Woods for dinner during the U.S. Open.
“We will have him ’round every night,” he responded. “We will serve fried chicken.”
Remembering back to Woods’ 1997 win at The Masters, it was another golfer who stole headlines for a similar “fried chicken” remark. Fuzzy Zoeller, who won The Masters in 1979, made the following comment to reporters when asked about Woods, who at 21 became the youngest player to win the major.
“So you know what you guys do when he gets in here?” Zoeller said to reporters, referring to the following year’s Champions Dinner. “Pat him on the back, say congratulations, enjoy it. And tell him not to serve fried chicken next year — or collared greens or whatever the hell they serve.”
K-Mart and Dunlop revoked their sponsorships after Zoeller’s incident. Check it out in the video below.