Sergio Garcia on Tiger Woods rift: I'm a better person

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Sergio Garcia looked back at his rift with Tiger Woods last week in a one-on-one interview with CNN and his comments (with some distance this time) were pretty interesting.

When asked at a dinner earlier this year if he would have Woods over to eat during the US Open to try and repair their bumpy relationship from the Players Championship Garcia said something he shouldn't have.

"Yeah, we will have him around every night. We will serve fried chicken."

When asked about it last week, Garcia offered perspective.

"I didn't mean it in a bad way. When I was driving back to the hotel, I started thinking about it," said Garcia.

"Obviously, I didn't expect that question at all and you try to be funny and it comes out the wrong way I guess."

Garcia spoke candidly about the entire experience -- from Woods saying it hurt him to the month-long media fallout.

"It was horrible, but what's done is done. Everybody knows how I feel about it, so I think they should be fine with it and if not, it's kind of their problem," he said.

"The most important thing is learning from all those things."

Finally he noted that he's just trying to become better for having had the experience which is really the only thing he can do at this point.

"I'm making sure that all those experiences make you stronger, a better person and things like that. I think that I've learned from those things and I just need to keep getting better at it, and hopefully keep making people happy."

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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