Found February 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
MARANA, Ariz. -- Six years ago, Stephen Ames was turned from a golfer into a cautionary tale. The Canadian's mistake was to dare question the celestialness of Tiger Woods ahead of the WGC-Accenture Match Play tournament. "Anything can happen, especially where he's hitting the ball," Ames said. Though it seemed innocent enough and, frankly, it wasn't an inaccurate analysis given Woods' struggles with the eccentricities of then-coach Hank Haney's swing theories the then-world No. 1 took exception to what he perceived as something bordering on insubordination. "I just don't do that," he said tersely about the criticism. Woods punished Ames with a virtuoso performance at La Costa, winning the first nine holes of their match to record the most lopsided win in the tournament's history, 9 and 8. "You might say that," he later said with a grin when asked if he'd been motivated. It was an episode that further expanded the...

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