IRVING, Texas -- Fuzzy Zoeller has committed to play in next week's Colonial tournament in nearby Fort Worth, the first time he will play on the PGA Tour since his racially insensitive remarks regarding Masters champion Tiger Woods forced him to withdraw from last month's Chrysler Greensboro Classic.
Woods also has committed to compete, and the two are expected to meet for the first time since this controversy began in Augusta, when Zoeller discussed the menu for next year's champions dinner before the Masters. Zoeller said that he hoped it wouldn't include fried chicken "or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve."
Zoeller, who later said he was joking, apologized to Woods through one of Woods' representatives. Woods initially accepted the apology, but said this week that he had a problem with the tone and content in the last part of Zoeller's remarks. Zoeller has said that he wouldn't play on tour until he straightens things out with Woods.
Pub Date: 5/17/97