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Report: Garcia says he's 'not afraid' of Woods

Sergio Garcia at the 2013 Players Championship
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Tiger Woods was short when asked Monday if he would consider clearing the air with Sergio Garcia

“No,” he told reporters at the AT&T National media day.

On the other side of the pond, however, Sergio Garcia proved far more verbose.

“He called me a whiner. He’s probably right,” the Spaniard told’s Paul Mahoney at the BMW PGA Championship in England. “But that’s also probably the first thing he’s told you guys that’s true in 15 years. I know what he’s like. You guys are finding out.

'This is not just one thing; this has been going on for a long time,' Garcia said. 'It's happened in other tournaments. The problem is I'm one of the guys that just has to say something. A lot of people think about it, but don't want to say anything. Tiger can and will beat me a lot of times in tournaments but he's not going to step on top of me. I'm not afraid of him.'

Garcia, who on Monday was attending at a TaylorMade-Adidas-sponsored event, said he wasn’t surprised by Woods’ one-word answer. And like Woods, Garcia also has no intentions of calling and making amends for what transpired at The Players. Rinse and repeat.

“First of all, I don’t have his number,” Garcia said, according to the report. “And secondly, I did nothing wrong and don’t have anything to say to him. And he wouldn’t pick up the phone anyway.

“But that’s OK; I don’t need him as a friend. I don’t need him in my life to be happy and that’s fine. It’s as simple as that. Like I have always said, I try to be as truthful as possible. That’s why I think sometimes most of the people love me and some hate me. I understand that but I’m not going to change. That’s what makes me who I am and that’s what makes me happy. And that’s what makes the people I care about happy because they know they can trust me. Tiger doesn’t make a difference to my life. And I know that I don’t make a difference to his life.”