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Fuzzy Zoeller on Sergio-Tiger feud: ‘who cares?’

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Updated: May 26, 2013 12:23AM

INDIANAPOLIS — It has been quite a week for Fuzzy Zoeller.

First, Ed Carpenter puts the car sponsored by Fuzzy’s Premium Vodka on the pole for the 97th Indianapolis 500.

Then Sergio Garcia makes a remark about Tiger Woods and fried chicken, a comment similar to the one that got Zoeller in trouble in 1997.

‘‘You’ve got two players in a [sparring] match,’’ Zoeller said Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ‘‘Who cares? It’s sports. There’s going to be feuds here this week. Some, you’ll hear about. Some, you won’t.’’

Unlike Zoeller’s indiscretion, which was a gaffe unto itself, Garcia’s comment came on the heels of intensifying animosity.

‘‘Mine was a joke that went bad,’’ said Zoeller, who lost endorsements as a result. ‘‘I paid my dues. If it’s about the IndyCar race, I’ll talk about it. If not, don’t bother me. Obviously, Tiger did something to make him mad. It’ll blow over. It’s not that big a deal in my eyes. Just two pros in a [sparring] match.’’

Herb Gould

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