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05/28/2013 03:59 pm ET

Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, And The Lifespan Of An Offensive Remark : The New Yorker

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For most of this month, sports fans who complain that golf is boring could have had that opinion confirmed by the so-called “feud” between Tiger Woods and the Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia. It began during the Players Championship, when Woods and Garcia were paired together, and Woods apparently reached for a club from his bag while Garcia was taking a shot on the other side of the fairway, causing a bit of commotion that Garcia suggested as the reason for his poor shot. That decidedly tame scandal was fanned for a while by reporters, who kept asking the two about each other, and then writing down the barely barbed things they said. “He’s not the nicest guy on tour,” said Sergio of Woods. “Not real surprising that he’s complaining about something,” Tiger said of Sergio. Even for golf, this squabble seemed tame.

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