Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ames wins The Players Championship

And TSN's James Duthie has a great piece on Canada's 'other' golfer.
But c'mon, Steven Ames? [sic] He's…not really Canadian…right? I mean geez, he's from Trinidad and Tobago, and only moved to Canada because his wife's from here. No way he ever played hockey.

This is what we do sometimes in our country. We grade people on how Canadian they really are.

The famous athletes and actors who move south for fame and fortune, we worship. Guys like Ames, who choose to come here, are always "kinda-sorta" Canadians.

After all, Ben Johnson was a Canadian hero, right? Until he became that cheatin' Jamaican!
Good stuff.


At 3:42 p.m., March 28, 2006, Blogger The Universal Cynic said...

If we're going to measure the levels of citizenship in our Canadian golfers, then why doesn't Duthie mention that Weir is a BYU alumnus and has lived in Utah for years?

Don't get me wrong -- I love Mike Weir. But I think Stephen Ames brings a new element to the perception of Canadian golfers. He represents the antithesis of the sheepish Canadian mentality that Weir demonstrated after his Masters win. Canadians are humble creatures that don't want to draw attention to themselves, etc. Ames is emotional, candid, funny and proud. Weir may also possess those qualities, but we never see them.

Canada should openly embrace Stephen Ames as one of their own, and I think after this win they will be more willing to do so. He's great for Canadian golf.


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