Tiger, Sergio shake hands at U.S. Open

BY Sam Gardner • June 10, 2012

Four weeks after the latest chapter in Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia’s 15-year bickering match concluded, the two rival golfers seem to finally be putting their differences aside and letting bygones be bygones.

OK, or maybe they just shook hands.

On Monday morning, Garcia, who made an off-color fried chicken joke at Woods’ expense during an awards dinner, sought out the world No. 1 Woods at the driving range at Merion, where the U.S. Open will be played this week. The two then shook hands and had a brief conversation.

Woods and Garcia’s spat goes back a long way, but the most recent dust-up — before Garcia’s chicken joke, that is — came at the Players Championship in May, when Garcia accused Woods of intentionally distracting him during a shot. Afterward, the two each slammed the other with a series of jabs, though Tiger got the last laugh, as he went on to win the tournament.

When asked about Monday’s exchange, Woods reportedly told ESPN, "I'm not going there." Both golfers are due to speak with the media at Merion on Tuesday.


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