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Garcia offers 'respect' tweet regarding Woods pairing

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – For just the second time since a very public feud at the 2013 Players Championship Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods will be paired together on Saturday at the Masters.

The two will set out at 1:15 p.m. ET and early Saturday Garcia addressed the pairing, which had become a hot topic on social media.

“@TigerWoods and I might not be best friends but we do respect each other and that respect will stay the same today! Enjoy some good golf,” Garcia tweeted.

During the third round of the 2013 Players the two were paired together when Garcia suggested Woods caused the crowd to react just as the Spaniard was hitting his second shot on the second hole.

“Right as I was on top of the backswing, I think he must have pulled a 5-wood or 3-wood out of the rough and obviously everybody started screaming, so that didn't help very much. It was unfortunate,” Garcia said at the time.

Woods said he had been told Garcia had already hit his second shot. The last time the two were paired together on the PGA Tour was in the third round of the 2013 BMW Championship.