Sergio Garcia Tweets Tiger Woods Ahead of Masters Saturday Pairing
It was an extended olive branch delivered by a blue bird instead of a dove.
Sergio Garcia took to Twitter Friday night to smooth over a history of discomfort between him and Tiger Woods, who are paired together for Round 3 of the 2015 Masters.
Woods and Garcia's pairing will make for an interesting round, as both will push each other to be better than the other. Both Woods and Garcia start the round at 2-under.
It was gonna happen at some point sooner or later! Paired with @TigerWoods tomorrow but don't you worry guys, I'm sure we'll both be fine— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) April 11, 2015
Historically, the two have not gotten along on the golf course. Garcia blamed Woods for missing a shot at the 2013 Players Championship, which led to the infamous "fried chicken" incident two weeks after that.
"We'll have him 'round every night," Garcia said during a European Tour event leading up to the 2013 U.S. Open. "We will serve fried chicken."
Woods addressed that two weeks later in a series of tweets, saying, "The comment that was made wasn't silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate. I'm confident that there is real regret that the remark was made. The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it's long past time to move on and talk about golf."
Well, it seems like Woods has moved on; he has yet to reply to Garcia's peace offering, even though he was tagged in it on Twitter. Perhaps waiting for a response, Garcia tweeted again Saturday morning:
@TigerWoods and I might not be best friends but we do respect each other and that respect will stay the same today! Enjoy some good golf— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) April 11, 2015
Radio silence from Woods, which goes to show that his mind is definitely more focused on the golf rather than the extraneous storylines surrounding the tournament.