English golfer Lee Westwood has made an attempt to play down the spat between world number one Tiger Woods and Spanish golfing ace Sergio Garcia as he heads into the BMW Championship at Wentworth. The Englishman has returned to play in England for the first time in nine months since shifting base to the United States of America to play in the USPGA Tour on a regular basis and during a recent press appearance; he seemed more interested in talking about his much improved short game.
However, the Englishman was constantly pushed for comments regarding the statement made by the Spanish Garcia about the fact that he would have Tiger over for dinner every night for fried chicken during the US Open which tees off next month. The Spaniard has since apologized for his comments, adding there were no racial undertones in his comments and according to Lee Westwood; Woods wouldn’t be bothered by the comments either way.
Speaking at a packed press conference, the Englishman stated that he doesn’t believe that Woods would be bothered, adding that it is just an awkward situation for both of them where it is quite obvious that they just don’t get along all too well. He went on to add that it is definitely not his business and further commented that fortunately, he gets along with both the golfers all too well.
Garcia will one of the key attractions in the tournament where all twelve of Europe’s victorious golfers will be taking part. The tournament is one of the rare highlights of the European Tour and although the USPGA Tour draws more players with money, Lee Westwood believes that that the tournament should build itself and draw big name players from across the Atlantic to enhance the reputation of the prestigious English tournament.