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Stephen Ames (born April 28, 1964 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) is a golfer on the PGA TOUR holding dual citizenship of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. Ames is of Portuguese/English descent, and much of his family still resides in the Caribbean nation. His grandmother was Trinidad and Tobago Champion 20 times. He grew up in Pointe-à-Pierre and learnt to play at the Petrotrin Pointe-à-Pierre Golf Club. April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... The City of San Fernando is one of the largest cities which exist in the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen) or the West Indies, is a group of islands and countries which are in or border the Caribbean Sea which lies on... Pointe-à-Pierre is a town in Trinidad and Tobago. ...


Ames' golfing talent developed early in life, assisted by support and discipline from his father, Michael. In his Hoerman Cup debut at the age of 16 in 1980, he smashed the course record at Sandy Lane, Barbados with a six-under-par total of 66. He won a golf scholarship at Boca Raton in the United States and turned professional in 1987, but failed to win a PGA Tour card over the following few years, partly due to a neck injury. He won his first professional tournament in the United States (the Pensacola Open) in 1991 on the Ben Hogan Tour. The Sandy Lane hotel is an upscale five-star luxary hotel and beach-resort situated close to Holetown and Paynes Bay, in Saint James on the island-nation of Barbados. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to...


In 1992 he tried his luck at European Tour Qualifying School and was successful. He spent five seasons on the European Tour and performed consistently, making the top eighty on the Order of Merit each time, with a best of thirteenth in 1996. He won the 1994 Open V33 Grand Lyon in France and the 1996 Benson & Hedges International Open in England. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... In professonal golf the term Qualifying school is used for the annual qualifying tournaments for leading golf tours such as the U.S. based PGA and LPGA Tours and the European Tour. ... The Benson & Hedges International Open was a mens professional golf tournament which was played in England. ...


In 1997 Ames finished third at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1998 season. In his first six seasons he performed solidly but didn't break into the top 40 of the money list. He found a new level in his game in 2004. Until this year his main claim to fame in the US had been his runner up placing to Craig Perks at the 2002 Players Championship, however Stephen enjoyed his first PGA tour victory in July 2004 winning the Cialis Western Open among a field that included many of the best professionals in the world, including Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Davis Love III. [1] Later that year he reached the top twenty in the Official World Golf Rankings. Eldrick Tont (Tiger) Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Vijay Singh (born 22 February 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer of Indian descent PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Davis Love III (ie Davis Love the Third) is an American professional golfer born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 13, 1964. ... // The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Despite these achievements, Ames has never received the "Sportsman of the Year" award in Trinidad and Tobago. [2] He was, however, awarded the Chaconia Medal (Gold), the nation's second highest honour, in 2004. His Canadian wife is a former air hostess and he took Canadian citizenship in 2004. The National Awards of Trinidad and Tobago consist of: The Trinity Cross Medal of the Order of the Trinity - the countrys highest award. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in...


In February 2006, Ames suffered a defeat in match play to world number-one Tiger Woods by losing 9 and 8, the earliest it was mathematically possible for a player to lose in eighteen-hole match play. However, on March 26, Ames overcame the record defeat by taking the prestigious The PLAYERS Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass. Playing against 48 of the top 50 golfers in the world (including Woods), Ames emerged victorious, with a record-equaling six stroke margin over World Number 3 Retief Goosen, becoming the second-oldest champion in Championship history (tying Hal Sutton). Coincidentally, Ames and Sutton share the same birthday, April 28, though Sutton was born in 1958. This win took Ames through the 10 million dollar mark in PGA Tour career earnings. He was the 59th man to achieve this. With this victory, Ames climbed 37 places to 27th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Match play is a scoring system for golf (compare to stroke play). ... Eldrick Tont (Tiger) Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The Stadium Courses famous 17th hole The TPC at Sawgrass is a well-known golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and was the inaugural Tournament Players Club. ... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... // The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Professional wins

The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to... The Benson & Hedges International Open was a mens professional golf tournament which was played in England. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole...

Team appearances

Amateur

Professional The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ...

  • WGC-World Cup (representing Trinidad & Tobago): 2000, 2002, 2003

The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Biography from the National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago [3][4]
  • Golf Stars Online - profiles and features

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PGATOUR.com - The Official Site of the PGA TOUR. (416 words)
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Stephen Ames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (564 words)
Stephen Ames (born April 28, 1964 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago) is a golfer on the PGA TOUR holding dual citizenship of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.
Ames is of Portuguese/English descent, and much of his family still resides in the Caribbean nation.
In February 2006, Ames suffered a defeat in match play to world number-one Tiger Woods by losing 9 and 8, the earliest it was mathematically possible for a player to lose in eighteen-hole match play.
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