“For the record, @golfchannel and Jim Gray has misquoted me re: picking Tiger. I never said such a thing and will not say a thing until 09/07,” Pavin posted on his Twitter account Wednesday morning.
Gray contends that the two had a brief conversation Tuesday in the Whistling Straits clubhouse and Pavin said, “Of course I’m going to [pick him]. He’s the best player in the world.”
Pavin met with the press Wednesday afternoon and again stood by his earlier tweet saying, 'Let's straighten this out right now. I had a conversation with Jim Gray yesterday just outside the locker room near where we registered and he asked me a few questions and his interpretation of what I said is incorrect.
'There's nobody that's promised any picks right now. It would be disrespectful to everybody that's trying to make the team. I've got quite a few people I'm looking at. I would not disrespect any of the players that are potential players on the team, and obviously there was a misinterpretation of what I said, and that is an incorrect quote.'
When contacted Wednesday, Gray says that he stands by the report and did not misquote Pavin.