4,206 under par still trails Tiger Woods by three at PGA Championship
Over at ASAP Sports - a great place to wade through interview transcripts of major sporting events - they had an interesting typo in the introduction to Stephen Ames at his PGA Championship post-third-round interview:
“Ladies and gentlemen, Stephen Ames in second place after three rounds of the 89th PGA Championship, second consecutive 1-under par in the third round, and he’s at minus 4206. Three shots behind the leader, Tiger Woods.”
Perhaps that’s just how good Tiger Woods has seemed at Southern Hills Country Club. Because, really, you’d think once you get a couple thousand under par, you’d be safe.
In all seriousness, Ames (4-under) and the rest of the field have as good a chance of catching Woods (7-under) as I do. Major No. 13 is in the bag for Tiger, as a quick check of the stat book tells us he’s 12,000-0 when taking the lead into the final round of a major. At least according to ASAP Sports.
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Stephen, say what you mean and mean what you say. And stop whining. Mike Weir's done a good job representing Canada, although recently, his game's been in a slump--he's still a class act. But Ames, he could use a few lessons from Weirsy.
He's dissed Tiger years ago in a very lengthy interview in the Calgary Herald but no one outside of that city picked it up as Ames was still an unknown but, he later claimed that Dowbiggin, the columnist took it out of context. Bruce Dowbiggin (who, by the way, is an excellent sports journalist) in turn wrote a retort claiming that he had no idea what Ames was talking about because that's what he said. (maybe, the interview was taped).
Fudging the facts is how Ames presents himself. He's lied to US Immigration (isn't that illegal?) when he was attempting to cross the border from Canada, when he told them that he was a US resident when, he was actually at that time, a Trinidadian who happened to be living in Calgary. So he gets temporarily banned from entering the US so he couldn't play golf on the PGA for a while. So, did the US Immigration take that out of context and unfairly banned him or maybe, the news reports took that out of context as well.
This lying bit is coming from a guy who dissed Tiger in the same Calgary Herald interview as "a terrible role model for children" because Tiger bends the rules all the time, to win his numerous tournaments, which apparently was taken out of context, too. He'll say anything for attention and blame it on how it's reported.
So, now on the last round of the 2007 PGA, he's getting alot of attention--use it well, Stephen, this is your chance to be a class act.
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