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May 22, 2013

TaylorMade-adidas Golf responds to Sergio Garcia's 'fried chicken' comment

Posted at 11:30 AM by Kevin Cunningham | Categories: Sergio Garcia, TaylorMade

In light of the growing controversy over Sergio Garcia's racially insensitive comments about Tiger Woods at an awards ceremony at the European tour's BMW PGA Championship, Garcia's primary equipment and apparel sponsor, TaylorMade-adidas Golf, released a statement regarding the incident:

Sergio Garcia's recent comment was offensive and in no way aligns with TaylorMade-adidas Golf's values and corporate culture. We have spoken with Sergio directly and he clearly has regret for his statement and we believe he is sincere. We discussed with Sergio that his comments are clearly out of bounds and we are continuing to review the matter.

Garcia apologized for his remarks at a press conference Tuesday, and Woods responded to the incident via Twitter, saying the comments were "wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate..." but that "The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf."

(Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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