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Woods-Garcia meet face-to-face at Merion

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Sergio Garcia spoke face-to-face with Tiger Woods Monday for the first time since he made a "fried chicken" comment about Woods on May 21.

Garcia and Woods shook hands while briefly speaking to each other on the driving range at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

Garcia made the comments during a European Tour function near London. He previously apologized and Woods said two weeks ago he was moving on from the incident.

When asked about his exchange with Garcia, Woods said, "I'm not going there," according to ESPN.

Woods will be part of a press conference at Merion on Tuesday, site of this weekend's U.S. Open.

A feud between the two players brewed during the third round of the Players Championship in May, when Garcia implied that Woods distracted him during a shot.

Garcia later made racially-sensitive comments about Woods when he was asked 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.

Woods responded on Twitter that the remarks were "wrong, hurtful and inappropriate."

Garcia tried to reach out to Woods at the BMW Championship three weeks ago, telling reporters he wanted to speak with him about the comments.

"We talked to his manager and asked him if he wanted us to call Tiger, or wait for Merion and do it there face to face," Garcia said. "And they said they would rather do it there. There's nothing we can do, so we'll wait until we get there and we'll talk."

Garcia is also scheduled to speak at Tuesday's press conference.
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