Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods mending fences

SPANISH golfer Sergio Garcia looks to be taking steps to mend the broken fence between him and Tiger Woods as the pair shook hands at the US Open.

It was the first time since the Spaniard caused a racism controversy with his infamous ‘fried chicken’ comment about Woods that the pair have met.

Garcia had previously apologised over the joke when he said at an awards dinner in England that he would have Woods over for dinner and “we will serve fried chicken”

The remark caused controversy in the USA where it is viewed as racially insensitive. The pair met on the practice range at Merion Golf Course, Ardmore, Pennsylvania where the US Open starts on Thursday.

There has been little love lost between the pair over the years, with each making several prickly comments about each other. 

Meanwhile 100 volunteer marshals have been drafted in to help mop up the course after torrential downpours left part of it water logged. They face a race against time to get it playable. The damp conditions should make the traditionally firm and fast greens more receptive.

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