Jim Gray to Corey Pavin: 'You're going down'
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Jim Gray and Corey Pavin went at it big time after Pavin, captain of the Ryder Cup team and presumed decider on whether Woods will get a captain's-pick spot, accused Gray of misquoting him. The Golf Channel earlier Wednesday reported that Pavin had told its analyst Gray, most recently in the news for hosting LeBron James' "The Decision" last month, that he would add Woods to the team. "Of course I'm going to pick him," The Golf Channel reported Pavin saying. "He's the best golfer in the world."
Pavin, later Wednesday morning, tweeted:
For the record, @golfchannel and Jim Gray has misquoted me re: picking Tiger. I never said such a thing and will not say a thing until 09/07
Pavin held his regularly scheduled presser at 1 p.m. CDT and said that Woods was not a lock for a spot, that he was considering other golfers.
Afterward came the dustup in the Dairyland between Gray and Pavin. Gray accused Pavin of lying and, according to USA Today golf writer Steve DiMeglio and ESPN, Gray stuck his finger in Pavin's face during the confrontation.
USA Ryder Cup captain and Jim Gray have heated exchange after presser. "You're a liar," Gray said to Pavin. "You're going down."
ESPN's Tom Rinaldi reported that Pavin, who felt Gray was gesturing toward his wife, told Gray: "If I had chosen anyone to tell this to, you wouldn't be 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5." Pavin then tweeted:
There was a lot more you didn't hear or see. But Gray waited til cameras were off...gee, I wonder why? I'm sure you all will find out soon!
August 11, 2010; 3:14 PM ET
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