Sergio Garcia leaves Tiger Woods a note in his locker at US Open

Sergio Garcia was contrite during his press conference at Merion. (USATSI)
Sergio Garcia was contrite during his press conference at Merion. (USATSI)

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What is this, the Sadie Hawkins dance?

Sergio Garcia said in his US Open press conference Tuesday that even though he hasn't formally apologized to Tiger Woods face-to-face for his "fried chicken" remark, he did leave him a note in his locker in the clubhouse.

"Yeah, I did leave him a note, a handwritten note. And hopefully he can take a look at it," said Garcia.

Garcia wouldn't disclose the contents of the note.

"I don't think that's for me to say," he said. "The note is for him. So if he wants to show you then he can. I don't have any problem with that. But I'm not going to be the one showing you."

The two met on the range Monday but Garcia decided that wasn't where he wanted to settle things.

"It wasn't the appropriate place, out of respect to him and other players," said Garcia.

Last month, responding to a question about whether he would have Woods over for dinner during the US Open, Garcia replied: "We will have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken." Woods called the comment "wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate." Garcia apologized for the remark.

Earlier Tuesday, Woods said the issue was over.

"It's already done. It's time for the US Open. We tee it up in two days," he said.

Jose Maria Olazabal also weighed in earlier this week. Golf Channel has his quote.

“I saw [Garcia] at Wentworth the following day, and he was really down. He’s still down today. Obviously, he’s still recovering."

Garcia basically said the same thing Tuesday afternoon in the press tent. When asked if the entire sutiation was going to affect his play at the tournament, Garcia sounded remorseful.

"It doesn't help, but it's obviously my fault," he said.

It sure is.

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