Sergio Garcia revealed that he left Tiger Woods a note in his locker after last month's 'fried chicken' comment.

Garcia's comment occurred after the Spaniard was responding to an on-course argument and joked at a European Tour awards that he would invite Woods round for dinner and serve fried chicken. In the Southern US fried chicken is stereotypically associated with black people.

The US Open, which starts tomorrow, is the first event they're both competing in since the pair clashed but they shook hands on the practice range at Merion on Monday.

Garcia explained that he didn't get the chance to speak to Woods at Merion but told reporters in his press conference that he had written him a note.

"We saw each other on the range. I felt it was not the appropriate place, out of respect to him and the other players to do it there, so I was hoping to meet him after the round but he was gone. This morning I was here early and I did not see him around," he said.

"I did leave him a hand-written note and hopefully he can take a look at it. It's a big week and I understand that it's difficult to meet up. Hopefully we will be able to but if not, at least he can read the note and be happy with that.

"If he wants to show you [the media] the note he can, I don't have any problem with that. But I am not going to be the one showing."

Woods previously said that the comment was hurtful and clearly inappropriate which prompted Garcia to apologise immediately.

However, Woods said there has been no direct apology from Garcia but the World number one is just trying to concentrate on the upcoming major.

"We have not had time for that," said Woods. "We did not discuss anything. He came up and said hi and that was it. It's already done. It's time for the US Open."

The row between the pair started at the Players Championship last month after Garcia felt that Woods had generated crowd noise which distracted the Spaniard.


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