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Monty says Garcia controversy has gone too far

/ 10:15 AM May 25, 2013

In this photo made May 12, 2013, Sergio Garcia, of Spain, left, shakes hands with Tiger Woods at the end of the third round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Garcia apologized to Woods on Wednesday, May 22, 3013, for saying he would have “fried chicken” at dinner with his rival, a comment that Woods described as hurtful and inappropriate. AP

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Recent World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Colin Montgomerie has described the Sergio Garcia “fried chicken” controversy as “making a mountain out of a molehill.”

The Scottish player’s response to the controversy that drew European Tour chief executive George O’Grady into having to make a second apology, was to defend O’Grady and “feel” for Garcia after making the cut in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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“It’s a mountain out of a molehill, to be honest,” Montgomerie said. “Totally. I hope it hasn’t taken away from the BMW who have set up a fantastic tournament.”

Now we’ve got the chief executive involved in the whole thing having to say sorry,” Montgomerie added.

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