The Spaniard was enraged when Woods pulled a club from his bag during the second hole of their third round, causing a ripple of excitement from the crowd that put off Garcia just as he was about to take a shot. Garcia responded by telling reporters that Woods lacked respect and ‘isn’t the nicest guy on tour’.
Speaking on the day Woods said he would not be contacting him, Garcia told Sportsmail that he had no desire to make amends with the American.
|Frosty: Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods shake hands after the third round of the Players Championship. The Spaniard will not say sorry for his part in their disagreement|
|Feuding pair: Tiger Woods, right, and Sergio Garcia had a disagreement during the third round of the recent Players Championship at Sawgrass|
‘It wasn’t my fault. I am not the one who should go to him. I don’t care who he is.
'It doesn’t matter if it is Tiger Woods or Luke Donald, who is my best friend on tour. If I have done something wrong I will go up and say, “Sorry, I hope it is OK and that we can move on.”
‘But if I am not the one who did the thing then I am not going to go up and say, “Sorry for you doing that thing to me”. That’s nonsense.’
Garcia had been in major contention to win the so-called fifth major at Sawgrass, but he blew it on the stretch, while Woods claimed his 78th win in 300 PGA Tour starts.
Garcia added: ‘I don’t need it - an apology. We are fellow professionals, but we’ve never really been friends so like I said, I don’t need him in my life to be happy. I can live with him being on his side and me being on mine so it doesn’t bother me.’
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