Four Times PFA Tour Winner Stephen Ames is a well-known Golfer. He holds dual citizenship holder of Trinidad and Tobago and Canada. Ames has been playing professional golf for more than three decades. He has won twelve major tournaments to date and is still an avid golf player.
Stephen Ames was born Stephen Michael Ames on April 28, 1964, in San Fernando, Trinidad, and Tobago. Ames is among the two children born to Michael Ames and his wife. Nothing much about his parent's profession is shared with the media. He has a brother named Robert. He is also an avid golf player. Ames belongs to English/Trinidadian Portuguese descent.
Ames has been playing professional golf since 1987. He has won almost a dozen championship titles and has earned millions from his career. As per sources, Stephen Ames has an estimated net worth of more than $10 Million.
Stephen has earned more than $23 Million from his professional career as his prize money. He earned his major money in the 2003/04 season, winning more than $3.3 Million. The golf player is ranked at eight-six number among the highest earnings from golf. Tiger Woods remains at the top-earning $120 Million. Ames earned his major prize money in 1996-97 with prize money over $150,000. He is the first touring professional to emerge from Trinidad and Tobago.
Stephen Ames' yearly career earnings have shown steady growth over the years. Starting in 1994 with $62,000, his earnings gradually increased to $82,000 in 1995 and surged to $238,000 in 1996. In 1998, he experienced a significant boost, earning $1,039,000, followed by another impressive year in 1999 with $1,020,000.
The early 2000s proved to be fruitful for him, consistently earning over a million dollars annually until 2004 when he achieved a substantial jump to $2,853,000. However, his earnings declined in 2007 to $1,342,000 and further dropped to $1,063,000 in 2008.
Despite the fluctuations, he managed to recover somewhat in 2009, earning $1,382,000, but his earnings dipped again in 2010 to $1,002,000. In 2011, his earnings were $535,000, reflecting a decline compared to previous years. He has earned more than $19 Million from his career earnings as a golfer.
Stephen has been married twice to date. He was first married to Jodi Ames in 1991. The love birds had two sons before separating in 2014. The reason for their separation is still under investigation. After separating from his wife, He moved toward Vancouver. Their divorce was finalized in 2016. Ames had a hard time with his personal life, which was reflected in his games.
After separating from his first wife, Jodi, an air hostess, Stephen took full custody of their two children. The golf player remained single for some time and then started dating Kelly Norcott Ames. Nothing much about their first meeting instance is shared with the media. The duo walked down their wedding aisle in 2018 in front of their family members. Both of them can be seen going to holiday destinations regularly.
Trinidad native Ames started playing golf in his teens. He received a golf scholarship from the College of Boca Raton. After graduating from his University, He had some time before making it to the global stage. In his first six seasons, he didn't break into the top 40 of the money list. In 2004 Stephen won the PGA Tour for the first time.
Stephen rose to fame in 2002 after finishing second in The Players Championship. In 2004, Ames ranked 17th position in the world golf ranking. He lost the final match of the 2006 AGC-Accenture Match Play Championship against Tiger Woods. The golf player won the PGA Tour for the fourth time in 2009. Ames was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in August 2014.
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