March 26, 2006

Do Not Taunt the Tiger: Stephen Ames, the leader going into today's final round at The Player's Championship, is bouncing back from one of the greatest smackdowns in the history of golf. A month ago, he went into a match play competition against Tiger Woods with a good-natured comment about the way his opponent had been playing: "Anything can happen ... especially where he's hitting the ball." Woods heard about the remark, then beat Ames by nine strokes after 10 holes, the most lopsided victory possible.

posted by rcade to golf at 12:19 PM - 12 comments

...he said with a wry smile, "No comment." Priceless!

posted by wingnut4life at 01:18 PM on March 26, 2006

too bad it wasn't fuzzy zoeller...with a big bucket of KFC

posted by FozzFest at 01:28 PM on March 26, 2006

To quote Tiger, "Coming in second Sucks"

posted by livedawhile at 01:41 PM on March 26, 2006

anything can happen at this course te tpc so it is best not to comment till after its over

posted by arturo22 at 01:45 PM on March 26, 2006

yeah the tpc can change fortunes really the 17th

posted by FozzFest at 02:16 PM on March 26, 2006

Good for Ames.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 05:19 PM on March 26, 2006

9 & 8 THIS! way to go stephen! ya did canada, and trinidad AND tobago proud!

posted by tommybiden at 10:15 PM on March 26, 2006

Ames played a fantastic final round on a tough course. He looked more at-ease than I do when I'm playing a meaningless 18 holes. His entire tournament was impressive, and now he gets to try his hand at Augusta in April. Forget the 9 and 8 stuff. Tiger can do that to anyone on any given day.

posted by dyams at 08:52 AM on March 27, 2006

Ames may skip the Masters, according to sports columnist Gene Frenette here in Jacksonville:

"I have no plans of playing at Augusta," Ames said in his first response to several Masters-related questions. "My priorities have always been my family first." When asked if he'd go to Augusta if his wife and kids encouraged him, Ames inadvertently stepped in a mini-minefield by saying: "No, I'd rather go on vacation to be truthful." Suddenly, the man who had just put on one of the finest displays of shot-making and mental toughness on the final day of The Players found himself having to defend his family values. Not a pleasant thought when you consider his wife, Jodi, was diagnosed with lung cancer last May, had successful surgery, and is now in remission.

posted by rcade at 09:36 AM on March 27, 2006

No worries, he's going.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:44 AM on March 27, 2006

is ames nuts?...skip the masters? go on vacation? don't golfers have an off-season?like football,baseball or basketball?that's when you take your holidays..dude you smokin some funny stuff with mike weir? you don't snub the masters,you go there an get er done...

posted by ktown at 02:33 AM on March 28, 2006

Just a little thought, I would like to see Ames play good and not talk about everyone else out there like he is the one with a record like Tiger's. 2 wins in a career does not give anyone the right to have a cocky attitude when talking about the worlds best players. His win last week just goes to show that anyone can buck up and win a tournament, does anyone remember David Gossett at the John Deere Classic.

posted by jodawago at 10:45 PM on March 30, 2006

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