Stephen Ames is a professional golfer holding a dual citizenship over Trinidad and Tobago and Canada. He was born on April 28, 1964 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago and grew up playing in the Pointe-Ã -Pierre Golf Club. Ames played his first game at the Hoerman Cup in 1980 at the age of 16.He turned pro in 1987 and joined the PGA Tour in 1998.
Ames won his first tour in the US at the Pensacola Open in 1991. A misunderstanding upon his re-entry to the US for the Nike Tour cost the golfer his US visa, which led to his untimely exit from the tour. He promptly made his way to the European Circuit in France. He spent five seasons on the tour and his successful performance assured him a position within the top 80 in the Order of Merit, with a highest of 13th in 1996. His four years in the European circuit saw him winning the first and last years, where he placed 5th in the British Open, outranking World Number One Tiger Woods and other golfing greats like Greg Norman and Nick Faldo.
Ames finished 3rd in the PGA Tour qualifying tournaments in 1997 and was a member by 1998. He finally made his first PGA Tour win in July 2004 at the Cialis Western Open, playing alongside Tiger Woods, and Davis Love III. After suffering a severe blow from Woods during the 2006 WGC- Accenture Match Play Championship held at La Costa, Ames promptly made up for the defeat by winning the Players Championship in Sawgrass, a win which made him the second oldest champion in the history of the championship. His third PGA Tour win was in 2007 at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.
Although Ames has never been awarded the Sportsman of the Year award, he currently holds 4 PGA Tour wins, 1 National Tour win (Ben Hogan Pensacola Open), and 2 European Tour wins. Ames’ fourth PGA victory came at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic against Justin Leonard and George McNeill.