Calgary’s Stephen Ames is the 2014 inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
Ames is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, including a victory at the 2006 Players Championship, the 2004 Western Open and the 2007 and 2009 Childrens Miracle Network Classic.
He is also a two-time winner on the European Tour and he won the 1991 Ben Hogan Pensacola Open on what is now the WebDotCom Tour.
Ames was also a runner-up at the 2002 Players Championship and he has a total of 58 top 10s and 124 top 25s. He also has six top-10 finishes in major championships, his highest being a tie for fifth at the 1997 British Open.
He was born in Trinidad and Tobago, but became a Canadian citizen in 2003.
Besides owning businesses in Calgary, he established the Stephen Ames Foundation in 2005 to provide funding to junior programs in Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Stephen Ames Cup was launched in 2005 with the Canadian Junior Golf Association and Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association. The Ryder Cup format event features Canada vs. Trinidad and Tobago.
Over the years, the Stephen Ames Foundation has been expanded to include children’s charities, hospitals and hospital foundations.