The spat-let between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods flared openly at the Players Championship, then escalated and continued across an ocean with Garcia apologizing for a racially insensitive remark.
For the first time since all that unfolded across the month of May, the two golfers met up Monday on the driving range at Merion Golf Course, home of the U.S. Open, and pressed the flesh in a warmish greeting. Forget any kind of visit between the two, though.
“That’s already done with,” Woods said, when asked if they might take a moment to huddle up and discuss the spat.
Garcia told reporters three weeks ago that he had asked to meet with Woods privately.
“We talked to his manager and asked him if he wanted us to call Tiger, or wait for Merion and do it there face to face,” Garcia said. “And they said they would rather do it there. There’s nothing we can do, so we’ll wait until we get there and we’ll talk.”
Both golfers are scheduled to meet with reporters today. Individually, of course.