Born of an English father and Portuguese mother, Ames is the first professional to play on both the European Tour, then the PGA Tour from Trinidad and Tobago. His grandmother won the Trinidad and Tobago Championship 20 times. He went to Florida on a golf scholarship and in trying to get his PGA Tour card suffered a neck injury. Not being able to play on the PGA Tour he joined the Hogan Tour in 1990, 1991 and 1992. He not only won in 1991 he finished eight on the Hogan Tour money list. After the 1992 season he went over a played on the European Tour. Got on the PGA Tour when he finished third at the 1997 PGA Tour qualifying tournament. He lives in Calgary, Canada, with his Canadian wife, Jodi, a former flight attendant he met on a flight. Due to visa problems, he had problems playing in PGA Tour events in 1999.
2 - 1994 Open V33, 1996 Benson And Hedges
1 - 1991 Ben Hogan Pensacola Open
1 - 2004 Cialis Western Open
1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.83 (ranked T-46th); money £97,300 (ranked 58th); winner, Open V33.
1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.32 (ranked T-70th); money £80,218 (ranked 77th); best finish T-7th, British Masters.
1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.65 (ranked 24th); money £271,901 (ranked 13th); winner, Benson and Hedges.
1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.07 (ranked T25th); money £183,191 (ranked 30th); best finish, T4th, Dimension Data Pro-Am.
1998 PGA European Tour Summary
played in just five events, best finish T19th Madeira Island Open.
1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.69 (ranked 42nd); money $357,859 (ranked 83rd); best finish 3rd, Nissan Open.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.66 (ranked T44th); money $460,760 (ranked 84th); best finish 3rd, Sprint International.
Finished in the top 70 on the money list for the first time.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 95 ; in money -19; top-10 finishes - 5; money $747,312 (ranked 63rd); best finish T4th at the COMPAQ Classic of New Orleans.
Scoring - 70.85 / (54th); driving distance - 274.7 / (78th); driving accuracy -69.2% / (92nd); GIR - 67.9% / (47th); putting - 1.758 / (49th); birdie average - 3.92 per rd / (18th) / total birdies - 372; sand saves - 42.4% / (186th); scrambling - 60.7% / (72nd); all-around rank - 622 / (61st).
low round of the Year was a fourth round 63 in B.C. Open
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 84 ; in money -18; top-10 finishes - 2 money $574,451 (ranked 89th); best finish T-6th at the B.C. Open;
Scoring - 71.18 / (98th); driving distance - 282.3 / (65th); driving accuracy -70.2% / (64th); GIR - 69.1% / (35); putting - 1.772 / (96th); birdie average - 3.90 per rd / (31st) / total birdies - 328; sand saves - 53.4% / (83rd); scrambling - 62.7% / (39th); all-around rank - 562 / (43rd).
Best financial season in his career, half his season earnings came with his $648,000 check at The Players Championship
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 87 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 4; money $1,278,301 (ranked 46th); best finish 2nd at The Players Championship.
Scoring - 70.68 / (45th); driving distance - 282.1 / (73rd); driving accuracy -67.9% / (94th); GIR - 66.3% / (81st); putting - 1.770 / (95th); birdie average - 3.64 per rd / (91st) / total birdies - 317; sand saves - 49.2% / (110th); all-around rank - 655 / (63rd).
Last player to earn $1 million dollars
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 89; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $1,005,959 Rank (72nd); Best finish: T-5th at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
Scoring - 70.42 / (40th); Driving Distance - 285.9 / (99th); Driving Accuracy - 66.0% / (109th); GIR - 68.2% / (34th); Putting - 1.743 / (22nd); Birdie Average - 4.15 per rd / (7th) / Total Birdies - 369; Sand Saves - 48.6% / (119th); All-Around Rank - 502 / (26th).
Began the season 96th on Official World Golf Ranking list and moved up to 21st at the end of the year.
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 95; in money - 21; top -10 Finishes - 11; money $3,303,205 Rank (8th); Best finish: Win at the Cialis Western Open
Scoring - 69.90 / (8th); Driving Distance - 287.9 / (89th); Driving Accuracy - 65.0% / (80th); GIR - 68.4% / (23rd); Putting - 1.755 / (33rd); Birdie Average - 3.95 per rd / (12th) / Total Birdies - 375; Sand Saves - 54.5% / (30th); All-Around Rank - 370 / (5th)
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