Golf Channel reporter Jim Gray pointed his finger at U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin and accused him of lying about comments that Tiger Woods will be picked for the team.
Gray approached Pavin after a news conference Wednesday at the PGA Championships.
Pavin said Gray called him “a liar” and said, “You’re going down.”
As Gray turned to walk away, Pavin shouted at him, “You’re just going to walk away?” They continued to argue.
Gray reported Tuesday evening that Pavin told him he would pick Woods for the Ryder Cup as a “captain’s pick” if he didn’t make the team on his own. He quoted Pavin as saying, “Of course I’m going to. He’s the best player in the world.”
Pavin was so angry when he heard about this that he tweeted while on the golf course: “Jim Gray has misquoted me re: picking Tiger. I never said such a thing and will not say a thing until 09/07.”
Gray is standing by his story.
The sportscaster was criticized for his lengthy live interview last month with NBA star LeBron James on ESPN. That’s when James’ announced his decision that he would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Miami Heat. It took Gray 22 minutes to finally ask James which team he would play for.