Name:Stephen Michael Ames
Country:Trinidad & Tobago
Born:April 28, 1964 in San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago.
Original/Home Club:Pointe-à-Pierre GC, T&T.
Multiple European and PGA Tour wins.
PGA Tour, European Tour and PGA Champions Tour player. Following his marriage to a Canadian air hostess, Ames became a dual citizen of Canada and Trinidad & Tobago in December 2003.
Played as the Mitsubishi Electric Classic (Apr 14-16). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 4 shots behind first-time Champions Tour winner Ames (T&T/Can). [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, GA].
Played as the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart (Nov 12-15). Ames (T&T/Can) beat George McNeill (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record the last of his four PGA Tour wins. Justin Leonard (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
Played as the LG Skins Game (Nov 24-25). Defending champion Ames (T&T/Can) won with a total of 9 skins worth $675,000. Second was Fred Couples (USA) 9 skins worth $325,000. Zach Johnson (USA) and Brett Wetterich (USA), making their Skins Game debuts, were shut out with no skins. [Celebrity course, Indian Wells Resort, Coachella Valley, California].
Played as the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart (Nov 1-4). Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Ames (T&T/Can). [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
Played as the LG Skins Game (Nov 25/26). Ames (T&T/Can) won with a total of 8 skins worth $590,000. Second was Fred Couples (USA) 9 skins worth $385,000. Third was John Daly (USA) 1 skin worth $25,000. Defending champion Fred Funk (USA) was shut out with no skins. [GC at La Quinta, La Quinta, California; at the time known as Trilogy at La Quinta].
Played as The Players Championship (March 23-26). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 6 shots behind Ames (T&T/Can). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the Cialis Western Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Steve Lowery (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Ames (T&T/Can). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (May 16-19). Second-placed Jon Robson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Ames (T&T/Can), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [The Oxfordshire, Milton Common, nr Oxford].
Played as the Open V33 du Grand Lyon at Villette D'Anthon (April 1-4). Second-placed Gabriel Hjertstedt (Swe) and Pedro Linhart (Esp) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Ames (T&T). [Sangliers course, Lyon GC, Villette d'Anthon, nr Lyon].
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.
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