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Garcia struggles after being heckled

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Sergio Garcia struggled in the third round of the U.S. Open in Ardmore, Pa., shortly after a spectator yelled "fried chicken" before teeing off at the 11th hole at Merion Golf Club.

Garcia bogeyed two of his first three holes before it got worse on his fourth. He shot a 10 on the 15th, including hitting three tee shots out of bounds.

Hecklers have made their presence known to Garcia the first three days of the tournament.

"I feel like I had a great relationship with the crowds for pretty much my whole career," Garcia told reporters. "Obviously a couple incidents here and there, but other than that, I feel very fortunate. I feel like they love me. I love them too. I respect them very much."

Garcia made racially-sensitive comments about Tiger Woods in May when he was asked at a European Tour function near London if he would have dinner with Woods during the U.S. Open.

"We'll have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken," Garcia said.

The comments offended Woods and led to a feud between the two players, but they talked it out during the week.
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