In an effort to pro-actively manage and plan their next move, TaylorMade Golf has just issued the following statement on the Sergio Garcia situation:
Sergio Garcia’s recent comment was offensive and in no way aligns with TaylorMade-adidas Golf’s values and corporate culture. We have spoken with Sergio directly and he clearly has regret for his statement and we believe he is sincere. We discussed with Sergio that his comments are clearly out of bounds and we are continuing to review the matter.
The move is not surprising. Sergio’s comments were out of line, and any company needs to hold their representatives to a higher standard (Sergio wears Adidas apparel and plays TaylorMade equipment).
For Sergio’s sake I hope this blows over, but for some reason, I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this. Should be interesting to see how it all shakes out.