Quotes of the Week

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 26, 2013, 6:16 pm

“We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”Sergio Garcia, during a European Tour awards dinner in London on Tuesday, after being asked whether he would invite Tiger Woods over for dinner at the U.S. Open next month.


“I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.” – Garcia, again, in a statement released after his initial comment.


“The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate. I’m confident that there is real regret that the remark was made. The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.” – Tiger Woods, in a statement via his Twitter account released at 8:40 a.m. ET Wednesday.


“As soon as I left the dinner, I started getting a sick feeling in my body. … I didn’t really sleep at all last night. I felt like my heart was going to come out of my body. I had this sick feeling all day.” – Garcia, again, in a news conference at the BMW PGA Championship.


'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.' – An official statement released by TaylorMade Golf, Garcia’s main equipment and clothing provider.


“I like fried chicken so I will be over for dinner. … I mean it's all pretty interesting ... Sergio may have just got caught with his tongue, got a little tongue tied there. He may have taken it a little far. I know he feels bad about it. I feel like it will all be worked out.” Rickie Fowler, at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in response to Garcia’s comment.


“We know the connotation in the United States. We accept all races on the European Tour; we take it very strongly. Most of Sergio’s friends are colored athletes in the United States, and he is absolutely abject in his apology and we accepted it.” – European Tour chief executive George O’Grady, when discussing the Garcia incident on Thursday morning with Sky Sports.


“I deeply regret using an inappropriate word in a live interview for Sky Sports for which I unreservedly apologize.” – O’Grady, again, in a statement after his initial comment.


'I've been told about it. … It's unfortunate.' – Garcia, again, after hearing about O’Grady’s quote.


'We talked to (agent) Mark Steinberg, and he said that they are moving forward. … If I manage to talk to (Woods), perfect; if not, I’ll definitely see him at the U.S. Open and we can talk face-to-face.” – Garcia, after his first round of the BMW PGA Championship, on his efforts to make amends with Woods.


'It'll all blow over. … Those boys will be fine.'Fuzzy Zoeller, who thinks this Garcia-Woods tension will soon dissipate. Sixteen years ago, Zoeller was mired in similar controversy after comments made about Woods at the 1997 Masters.


“It's a mountain out of a molehill, to be honest, totally. … We're all frightened to say anything; we're frightened to open our mouths in case we say something that isn't kosher in 2013. Somebody should tell us what to say because no one is quite sure what is right and wrong.” – Colin Montgomerie, coming to the defense of friend and long-time European Ryder Cup teammate Garcia.


“I think there’s no doubt there’s a personality clash between the two and both have spoken about that. Sergio apologized for his comments; he didn’t mean them in the way they came out. For me, it’s no big drama at all.” – European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, sticking up for Garcia. McGinley went on to say the incident won’t affect his standing on the team and chalked up the incident to a “personality clash.”

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 5:30 pm

Tiger Woods held sole possession of the lead Sunday afternoon, but settled with an even-par 71 and finished three shots behind the champion.


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'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

“Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.


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Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

“The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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Pros melting down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 3:42 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros have been watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We're compiling their missives below:

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Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 11:00 am

NBC Sports and Golf Channel are showcasing nearly 50 hours of live coverage of the 147th Open. Missed anything? Well, you can catch up right here. Click on the links below for replays from Carnoustie, broken down into daily segments:

Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)

7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

4:30-7AM (Watch): Sunny skies and birdies were on the menu early in Round 3, as Justin Rose made his way around Carnoustie in 64 strokes. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.


Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)

8:20AM-3PM (Watch): As the skies cleared on Friday afternoon, defending champion Jordan Spieth made a run to try and regain the claret jug. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

1:30-8:20AM (Watch): On a rainy Friday morning at Carnoustie, Rory McIlroy shot 69 to reach 4 under, while Zach Johnson fired a 67 for the early lead. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter and Cameron Smith.


Thursday, Day 1 (Times ET)

Noon-4PM (Watch): Tiger Woods was up and down in the afternoon, as winds picked up a little and no one could catch Kevin Kisner. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Woods, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.

1:30-8:25AM (Watch): Defending champion Jordan Spieth got off to a good start, while Kevin Kisner (66) set the early pace. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.