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Ames ready for break after strong year

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TSN Senior Reporter


On his first day at home after a long season on the Champions Tour, Stephen Ames got up early and watched the sun rise. And in Turks and Caicos, when you’re sitting on the deck of your oceanside home, those mornings are quite spectacular.

While he may be a native of Trinidad, Ames, a proud Canadian citizen, is a true snowbird these days as he and his wife, Kelly, will relax in the warmer climes of the Caribbean for a while.

“I can’t complain at all,” said Ames, punctuating his comment with a hearty laugh.

After playing 24 events from Japan to England, Ames is more than happy to sit and watch the sunrises and sunsets for a while. He’s earned that. The 55-year-old finished inside the top 40 in all but two of his starts, ending the year in a very respectable 26th spot on the Charles Schwab Cup points race.

The year wasn’t without some speed bumps, however. He admits that as the........