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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Colin Montgomerie called the Sergio Garcia "fried chicken" controversy a "mountain out of a molehill."
The Scottish player spoke Friday about the controversy surrounding Garcia and George O'Grady, the European Tour CEO who used the term "colored" during a live television interview in which he was reacting to the spat between Garcia and Tiger Woods.
"It's a mountain out of a molehill, to be honest. Totally," Montgomerie said at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. "I hope it hasn't taken away from the BMW, who have set up a fantastic tournament. Now we've got the chief executive involved in the whole thing having to say `sorry.' We're all frightened to say anything; we're frightened to open our mouths in case we say something that isn't kosher in 2013. Somebody should tell us what to say because no one is quite sure what is right and wrong."