Thanks for the full story. Yeah, he screwed up big time.Red(s)HawksFan said:
Steve Sands was the MC and had all the members of the European Ryder Cup team on stage. Sands was on Golf Channel this morning and explained that he had been seated with Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano during the dinner and Fdez-Castano had told him that he and Sergio were renting a house together near Merion for US Open week. So when Sands got to his question for Sergio, he decided to play up what Fdez-Castano told him and asked if Tiger would be invited over to the house at any point. Sergio played along and said that Tiger would be welcome every night. If he'd stopped there, he'd have been fine. Sands said he was ready to move on to the next question. But Sergio threw in the line about fried chicken unprovoked and unprompted.
There was no egging on or baiting going on, and there were probably a thousand other things food-related that Sergio could have said that would have been plenty funny. He could have just said "we'll make him dinner" or something like that, but he said what he said instead. No way he didn't know what he was saying, and his claims that he didn't mean anything by it are total bullshit. It was a total lapse in judgment on his part, and not a "silly joke" that he didn't mean anything by. He wanted to tweak Tiger, again, and went too far.