Stephen Ames end PGA drought
Hey everyone welcome back to my sports and fitness blog. Waves were made in the golfing world this weekend, after Stephen Ames broken his eight year tournament drought. Ames knew the key to winning in the hot Georgia heat was to maintain his cool, and he managed this even with the hot streak he went on. The 52 year old Canadian managed to close his victory with a 6-under 66 for a four stroke victory over German golfer Bernhard Langer. Ames is no stranger to the podium as he won a respectable amount of titles early in his career, but in recent years has lacked the finishing power he used to have. His last PGA tour title came in 2009, winning the Children’s Miracle Network Classic as the four PGA tour title of his career.
A Career Turnaround?
This win marks the third time a Canadian has won the 50-and-over tour, and also the 11th player that has managed to win on the PGA tour Champions, PGA Tour, and Web.com Tour. The second place finisher Langer was sadly unable to continue his tour-record streak of par of better round, ended the streak at 36 on Saturday after he hit a 73. This plus Ames ability to give himself an early lead helped him win, after managing a par-4 on the seventh, making that hole his second straight birdie and fourth on the first nine holes. At one point Langer pulled within two stroked, but Ames managed to continue to keep cool even knowing that his lead was not safe at all. Ames spent the rest of the match holding his breath, waiting for Langer to put himself out of position to win.