With the weather delay in Hilton Head for the Verizon Classic, Stephen Ames could not make it to Toronto today for the 2007 Telus Skins Game press conference (a life-size cardboard cutout took his place). Instead he had to endure more inclement weather as he played aongside the eventual winner, Boo Weekley.
The Skins game, to be played at The Raven at Lora Bay in the Collingwood area (Blue Mountain), is expected to have a “continental” fair this year.
Word is that the players who will join Ames include Colin Montgomerie (Scotland – Europe), Retief Goosen (South Africa – Africa), Geoff Ogilvy (Australia – Australasia), and John Daly (USA – North America).
The teleconference runs in a few minutes. I will post an update afterwards.
– Update –
The “Telus World Skins” and player list is confirmed – angles for event includes players playing for various international currencies and international food being served. Announced seconds ago by Brad Pelletier from IMG.
Date: June 17-19, 2007
Location: The Raven at Lora Bay near Collingwood, Ontario (1st time in Ontario since 2003)
15th Year of Skins Game
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the official charity for this year.
Ames today on his Telus Skins Game competitors:
“Full of heart. Always willing to do as much as he can for charity.”
“Should have won Masters last week…a quiet gentleman but very open.”
“Known Geoff for most of my career out here, great guy.”
“What can we say about Colin, very established in europe..very unfortunate that he has not won a major. A true gentleman and always a pleasure to play with.”
Ames says his Skins Games earnings will go to the Stephen Ames Foundation as it did last year. Foundation recipients include the Trinidad Junior golf program and the new “finishing” program for elite Grade 11 and 12 golfers who train with Ames’ coach, Sean Foley in Florida each winter.