Thursday, August 18, 2011
Is Stephen Ames in the Running to be Tiger's New Caddie?
It's probably a silly assumption to think that four-time PGA Tour winner Stephen Ames, once famous for making digs at Tiger's swing only to have Woods go out and beat him 9 & 8 at the Accenture Match Play, would be trying to win some points with Tiger, but his latest comments sure suggest that.
Ames, who has made 10 of 18 cuts this season, said something about Tiger on Tuesday at a press conference at the Stephen Ames Cup that sure has been different than most of the tunes people have been singing about Woods over the last year or so (Ed. Note: Can any pro have a "cup" or "invitational" these days? Sure seems like it.).
“Swing-wise (Tiger's swing) looks 10 times better than it was before,” said Ames. “Sean’s done a wonderful job and, as Sean has mentioned before, he’s not clear upstairs right now. I think it’s going to be awhile before he gets there.”
It's just funny because this is the same guy that said you never know where he's going to hit it back when he was actually good, and now when he couldn't find the fairway with a Toro he's complimenting the move Tiger makes.
Maybe he's just trying to get Tiger to play in the Ames Cup? That could definitely be it.