Stephen Ames

Notes: Mickelson's audible; Toms' slump; more

Phil Mickelson found himself in a sponsor's "shift" out of a pro-am, while David Toms talks about the core of a slump and Stephen Ames' son does him proud as a 14-year-old caddie.

Injured Ames won’t defend title at Disney

Stephen Ames’s back injury will keep him from defending his title at next month’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic in Florida.

Woods, Ames win with smaller grooves

Touring pros, looking ahead to 2010 groove regulations, have begun integrating smaller-groove wedges into their equipment arsenal.

Ames captures victory at Disney in playoff

The 2009 PGA Tour season ended Sunday with a playoff victory for Stephen Ames at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.

2006: Stephen gets even

Some golfers are defined by two numbers. Byron Nelson, 18 and 11. Jack Nicklaus, ’86 and 18. Tiger Woods, a fluid 48 and 10. Jean Van de Velde, 7 and fore.

2004: Ames, 40, aims true for overdue victory

Stephen Ames is the first 40-plus player to break through for his first Tour title since Brad Bryant in 1995.