I have a confession. I’m an African American and I love fried chicken. I like my chicken with collard greens, and macaroni and cheese.
I have white friends who love the same Southern fried combination. They are writers, academics, editors, golfers, truck drivers, doctors, hunters, fishermen, barbecue joint owners and guys who like to watch SEC football on Saturday afternoons with a can of beer in their laps.
I could have told Sergio Garcia all of this had I been at the European Tour awards dinner on Tuesday night near London, when he quipped that he would serve fried chicken if his sworn enemy, Tiger Woods, came over for dinner.
Of course, Sergio meant to say that he would serve Tiger fried chicken because that’s a favorite food of African-Americans. But he should know from his tour colleague, Boo Weekley, that African-Americans aren’t the only ones who love fried chicken.