Following an evening and morning of increasing buzz resulting from Sergio Garcia's comment when asked if he'd have dinner with Tiger Woods during next month's U.S. Open ("We'll have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken.''), sponsor TaylorMade responds:
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.