AMES Stephen

Stephen AMES

CAN

Biography

ResidenceCalgary, Canada
AttachmentSilver Tip GC
Date of Birth:28/04/1964
Place of BirthSan Fernando, Trinidad
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 12st 8lbs (185cm 80kg)
FamilyWife: Jodi (m. 1991); Children: Justin (1997). Ryan Michael (1999)
InterestsReading, films, sports
Turned Pro1987
Qualifying School1992*

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Biography

First touring professional to emerge from Trinidad and Tobago where his grandmother was a two-time national champion. However wife Jodi, a former air hostess he met on a flight between tournaments, is Canadian and he resides in Calgary, so he took up Canadian citizenship in 2004. Played on The European Tour from 1993 to 1997, winning the 1994 Open V33 Grand Lyon and the 1996 Benson and Hedges International Open before becoming a member of the US PGA Tour in 1997. Has won four times in America, including a stunning six shot victory in The Players Championship at Sawgrass in March 2006, and most recently in the Children’s Miracle Network Classic in 2009. Younger brother Robert has competed alongside him in four WGC – World Cups. Will be a torch bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Part owner of several restaurants in Calgary, Alberta, including the Vintage Chophouse & Tavern. Started the Stephen Ames Foundation in 2005 to provide funding for junior golf programs and other children's initiatives in Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. Hosts the annual Stephen Ames Cup, both a tournament and cultural exchange between teams of male and female junior golfers from each country.

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European Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR976
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 197,914 (2007)

Teams

Professional World Cup 2000, 02, 03, 06 (for Trinidad and Tobago) Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1986 (for Trinidad and Tobago)

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