Euro Tour Chief: "Most of Sergio’s friends happen to be very, er, are coloured athletes in the United States.”
James Corrigan on the latest embarrassment for golf's leadership, European Tour chief George O'Grady responding to Sky Sports questions about the tour's view of Sergio Garcia's fried chicken remark.
Amazingly, O'Grady used his own blissfully ignorant phrasing straight out of the the middle of last century.
O’Grady said: “We accept all races on the European Tour, we take it very strongly; most of Sergio’s friends happen to be very, er, are coloured athletes in the United States.”
Paul Mahoney Tweeted the apology by O'Grady soon after:
O'Grady: "I deeply regret using an inappropriate word in a live interview for Sky Sports for which I unreservedly apologise."