Ames was on the practice range Monday afternoon when he was asked if he would take a carefree attitude into his match against the No. 1 player in the world because not many expected him to win. Ames shook his head.
"Anything can happen," Ames said, breaking into a big smile. "Especially where he's hitting the ball."
Woods apparently took his comments seriously. As he climbed into a van behind the 10th green after halving the hole with pars, he was asked he had seen what Ames said.
Did it motivate him?
Asked if he cared to elaborate, Woods smiled.
Woods dispatched him 9 & 8 in Match Play. Ames is now on the wrong side of the record book.