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Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Stephen Ames learned the game of golf Petrotrin Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club, located in his hometown of Pointe-a-Pierre. With a strong work ethic installed in him by his father Michael, Ames golf game showed promise at a young age. At age 16, Ames set the course record at Sandy Lane, Barbados, shooting a score of 66 while finishing 6 under par. Ames turned pro in 1987, and played on a number of professional tours, including 5 seasons on the European Tour from 1992 to 1997. After finishing 3rd in the 1997 PGA Qualifying Tournament, Ames earned exempt status for the 1998 season. For the first 6 seasons of Ames PGA career, Ames failed to get into the top 40 on the PGA Money List. However in 2004, Ames had a breakout year, recording his 1st win on the PGA Tour on July 4th, 2004 at the Cialis Western Open in Chicago. Ames defeated Steve Lowery by 2 stokes, finishing -10. Throughout his career, Ames has also won The Players Championship in 2006 and the Children’s Miracle Network Classic 2 times, in 2007 and 2009. Ames became a Canadian citizen in 2003 and currently resides in Calgary with his wife Jodi, and sons Justin and Ryan.