VanDam makes point he’s bass fishing’s best
June 29, 2007
(espnoutdoors.com, June 25, 2007)
GROVE, Okla. — A seven-ounce lead over the Tiger Woods of bass fishing going into Sunday simply wasn’t enough for Jeff Kriet. And once again Kevin VanDam proved why it’s appropriate to associate his name with the dominant golfer on the PGA tour.
VanDam weighed a five-bass limit of 18 pounds, 12 ounces Sunday to jump past Kriet and win the $100,000 first-place prize in the Bassmaster Elite Series Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Moist Snuff.
Grand Lake wasn’t nearly as productive for Kriet as it had been Saturday when he caught the biggest bag of the tournament, 24-11, and knocked VanDam off the top of the leaderboard for the first time in two days. But the Ardmore, Okla., angler managed only 14-8 Sunday to finish second, almost four pounds behind VanDam.