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May 22, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The feud between golfers Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia took a turn for the worse Tuesday when Garcia, asked at a European Tour awards banquet whether he would invite Woods to dinner during next month's U.S. Open, said: "We will have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken. "   Later that night, Garcia attempted to make amends for the remark, saying, "I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players' Awards dinner.
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April 11, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The last time Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters, he was 26, sputtering out of the 1997 tournament as Tiger Woods was lapping the field. But after stumbling to a 36-hole total of five over par, Mickelson missed this year's cut by a stroke, done in by two triple bogeys - at No. 7 on Thursday and No. 12 on Friday. Coming into the week, Mickelson had never made a triple at the 12th and had twice as many birdies there (16) as double bogeys. But a weak tee shot Friday put him in the front bunker, and a three-shot beach party began.
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June 10, 2013 | By David Wharton
Weeks of snippy comments between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia gave way to a simple handshake at the driving range Monday. The scene took place at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania, where the players arrived for this week's U.S. Open. Asked about any words that might have passed between them, Woods said, "I'm not going there," according to ESPN . The dust-up began when the two were paired during the recent Players Championship and Garcia complained that Woods pulled a club from his bag - eliciting a cheer from the gallery - just as Garcia was about to hit a shot.
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April 11, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Felt good off the club face. Looked good the whole way. Bubba Watson stood on the 16th tee at the Masters on Friday, eyes wide and zeroed in. His nine-iron at the 170-yard hole was tracking for the flag, then curled toward a possible ace. Watson thought it had a chance, so enthralled by the shot's path that he raised his club to his mouth and bit down. The ball settled four feet from the hole. So Watson settled for sinking an effortless birdie putt. Ho-hum.
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September 6, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Sergio C. Garcia was brought to the United States illegally by his parents when he was a minor. Since then, he has earned a college degree and worked his way through law school. He's met all the requirements necessary to become a lawyer, passing the bar exam and receiving a positive moral character determination from the Committee of Bar Examiners. The only thing Garcia lacks is a law license. The State Bar of California, which normally determines who should receive a law license, has recommended he be given one, and Atty.
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May 12, 2013 | From Tribune reports
Tiger Woods overcame a bumpy final round, holding off Sergio Garcia, Jeff Maggert and rookie David Lingmerth to win the Players Championship on Sunday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Lindsey Vonn, Woods' girlfriend with 59 total World Cup skiing victories, was at the tournament cheering on Woods as he picked up his first TPC win since 2001. The win gave Woods more momentum during a strong season and helped bolster his record at one of the few golf venues where true dominance had eluded him throughout his career.
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August 25, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
A common phrase this year - "Tiger's back" - took on a new meaning Friday at the Barclays. Woods felt a twinge in his lower back when he awoke and felt pain throughout the second round at Bethpage Black. He overcame a bogey-bogey start, struggled in the simple task of retrieving the ball from the cup and stayed within range of Nick Watney and the resurgent Sergio Garcia, who shared the lead at Farmingdale, N.Y. Woods managed a two-under-par 69, a good effort in the afternoon on greens that tend to get crusty.
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February 11, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
A year ago Sergio Garcia blamed his lackluster golf on his broken heart. This year he is worried only about a sore right hand, hoping it doesn't cause his shots to wander. Garcia makes his season debut in the U.S. at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which begins Thursday. And getting a hand to heal might prove easier than his heart. The 30-year-old Spaniard hasn't played here since 2001 and, in a testament to his star power, he is paired with actor Josh Duhamel of "Transformers" movie fame and husband to the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie.
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August 21, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Rainy weather left Sergio Garcia stuck in central North Carolina for an extra day. Turns out, it was worth the hassle - because he's leaving with his first PGA Tour victory in four years. Garcia claimed a two-stroke win Monday in the water-logged Wyndham Championship in Greensboro for his first victory on tour since the 2008 Players Championship. He finished with a 66 to wind up at 18-under-par 262, claim $936,000 in prize money and maybe seal a spot on the European Ryder Cup team.
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May 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Your browser does not support iframes. Tiger Woods gave a simple response Monday when asked if he ever thought about contacting Sergio Garcia to clear the air after their public spat at the Players Championship: "No. " Woods was asked the question during a news conference at Congressional Country Club to promote the AT&T National, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. The latest disagreement between the two golfers started when Garcia blamed his bad shot on Woods' poor timing of choosing a club some 50 yards away that caused a loud crowd reaction.
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January 2, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - A Mexican immigrant without a green card on Thursday won the right to practice law in California, an unprecedented ruling that will permit others in similar circumstances to become lawyers. The state Supreme Court agreed unanimously that Sergio C. Garcia - who passed the bar examination four years ago - should receive a law license while awaiting federal approval of his green card application. The court, which has the final word on licensing lawyers, said it was able to approve Garcia's admission to the State Bar because the Legislature had passed a law last year that cleared the way. "The fact that an undocumented immigrant's presence in this country violates federal statutes is not itself a sufficient or persuasive basis for denying undocumented immigrants, as a class, admission to the State Bar," Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote for the court.
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October 15, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
Sarait Escorza is getting a taste of what being an immigration lawyer is like. For the last few months, she has helped advise young immigrants like herself, who crossed the border illegally or overstayed their visas. The hardest part, she said, is telling some clients that there is no immediate solution. Escorza is one of nine legal trainees at Educators for Fair Consideration in San Francisco. Most grew up without legal status and plan to become attorneys, a goal that became less quixotic this month when California became the first state to allow immigrants who are in the country illegally to practice law. The training program began in 2009 on the theory that the aspiring attorneys would benefit from being exposed to immigration law even if they ultimately could not be admitted to the bar. "Their whole lives, being undocumented they faced a lot of obstacles, and none was able to stop them," said Jazmin Segura, Educators for Fair Consideration's communications director.
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September 6, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Sergio C. Garcia was brought to the United States illegally by his parents when he was a minor. Since then, he has earned a college degree and worked his way through law school. He's met all the requirements necessary to become a lawyer, passing the bar exam and receiving a positive moral character determination from the Committee of Bar Examiners. The only thing Garcia lacks is a law license. The State Bar of California, which normally determines who should receive a law license, has recommended he be given one, and Atty.
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September 6, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Sergio C. Garcia, the 36-year-old Chico man whose struggle to earn a license to practice law was the subject of a California Supreme Court hearing this week is not just an aspiring attorney. He is also a motivational speaker. “I know,” he said by phone on Thursday. “You're thinking, 'Frankly, your life sucks, so what are you telling people about?'” It's true, his story is kind of a bummer right now: His parents brought him to the U.S. from Mexico as a baby, then returned to Mexico when he was 9. When Garcia was 17, he crossed the border illegally back into California, and has been here ever since . He graduated from high school, attended Chico State and graduated from Cal Northern School of Law in 2009.
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August 31, 2013 | Wire reports
Sergio Garcia opened with five birdies in seven holes and later made an 18-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a seven-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Roberto Castro and Henrik Stenson on Saturday after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at Norton, Mass. Garcia was at 13-under 129. Phil Mickelson , who had shared the first-round lead, took a wild ride to a 71 as he closed with back-to-back birdies that left him five strokes back. Tiger Woods , in the featured grouping with Mickelson and Adam Scott , made a 35-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 67 and was six shots back.
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June 16, 2013 | By Mark Wogenrich and Teddy Greenstein
ARDMORE, Pa. - Even though he recorded his highest score at a major since turning professional, Tiger Woods said he would like to see the U.S. Open return to Merion. He's not sure if the U.S. Golf Assn. feels the same. "Certainly as a golf course, it could definitely host another major championship," Woods said after a final-round 74 that left him 13 over for the week. "But I don't know if the USGA wants to; they make a lot of money on other venues. " Because of limited space for spectators and corporate hospitality suites, this U.S. Open probably will produce a revenue loss, USGA Executive Director Mike Davis has said.
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April 9, 2010 | By Teddy Greenstein
For Sergio Garcia , this is progress. Rather than ripping the golf course after another disappointing loop around Augusta National, he ripped himself. "It's not the course," he said Friday after shooting a two-under 70 that leaves him even par and tied for 21st. "It's not being able to hit it where you want to hit it. If you can't do that, it doesn't matter where you play." A year ago, Garcia poured gasoline on Augusta National, telling the Golf Channel after his 38th-place finish: "I don't like it, to tell you the truth.
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June 12, 2013 | By David Wharton
Once the dust clears from his month-long squabble with Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia is hoping to make headlines of a different kind. The Spanish golfer, currently ranked No. 15 in the world, says his golf has improved of late and he feels confident about the U.S. Open at Merion this week. "Obviously I had my off weeks," he said. "But I think that the short game is better than it was probably three or four years ago. " Merion presents a variety of challenges, including the rainy weather.
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June 13, 2013 | By Teddy Greenstein and Mark Wogenrich
ARDMORE, Pa. - Because of two rain delays, the first round of the U.S. Open won't be completed until Friday morning. Phil Mickelson might not have to tee it up again for another 24 hours. Enough time to fly back to San Diego? "I don't want to push it, no," Mickelson said with a tired smile. Tiger Woods faced a tougher road. He appeared to hurt his left hand after trying to gouge out of the deep rough on the opening hole. He grimaced and shook his left wrist again after hitting a five-wood out of the rough on the fifth hole.
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June 12, 2013 | By David Wharton
Once the dust clears from his month-long squabble with Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia is hoping to make headlines of a different kind. The Spanish golfer, currently ranked No. 15 in the world, says his golf has improved of late and he feels confident about the U.S. Open at Merion this week. "Obviously I had my off weeks," he said. "But I think that the short game is better than it was probably three or four years ago. " Merion presents a variety of challenges, including the rainy weather.
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