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Jim Gray to Corey Pavin: 'You're going down'

Will Tiger Woods win the PGA Championship and get a Ryder Cup berth?

Who cares now?

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 09/07less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

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."less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

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!less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

By Cindy Boren  |  August 11, 2010; 3:14 PM ET
Categories:  Tiger Woods  
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You shoulda punched Gray in his mouth instead of Tweetn like a schoolgirl.

Posted by: kahlua87 | August 11, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Jim Gray is HORRENDOUS. I usually change the channel when he is on.

Posted by: shanks1 | August 12, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Jim Gray is a TOOL. He's obviously all about Jim Gray, all the time. That's why his hosting the ego-fest with his fellow megalomaniac LeBron was so fitting.

The entire sports world knows who's telling the truth here, and it ain't Jim Gray...

Posted by: gr8day4bsbll | August 12, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Like everyone above I don't like Gray's attitude or trust anything he says. I'm glad NBC finally dumped him, but why he's still working on TV, rather than at McDonald's, is a mystery.

Posted by: en55 | August 12, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I agree Jim Gray is an idiot and I change the channel anytime he is interviewing someone. Who hires this guy?

Posted by: jp04 | August 12, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Pavin expanded this remark at a press conference yesterday, telling reporters assembled: "Let's fix this right now. I had a conversation with Jim Gray yesterday and asked me some questions and their interpretation of what I said is wrong. " Jim Gray Corey Pavin

Posted by: susan166 | August 12, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

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