TaylorMade-adidas responds to Sergio Garcia's 'fried chicken' remarks

TaylorMade-adidas Golf responds to Sergio Garcia’s ‘fried chicken’ remarks

Sergio Garcia's primary sponsor, TaylorMade-adidas Golf, issued a statement on Wednesday morning in response to the Spaniard's racial comments made in England the night prior.

"Sergio Garcia’s recent comment was offensive and in no way aligns with TaylorMade-adidas Golf’s values and corporate culture," the company said in a statement. "We have spoken with Sergio directly and he clearly has regret for his statement and we believe he is sincere. We discussed with Sergio that his comments are clearly out of bounds and we are continuing to review the matter."

At the European Tour awards dinner on Tuesday night, Garcia was asked if he would have a dinner with Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open to make up for a verbal spat that ensued from an incident in the third round of The Players Championship.

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

The 33 year old apologized after the dinner and again in a news conference on Wednesday at the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour's flagship tournament contested this week.