Stephen Ames’s back injury will keep him from defending his title at next month’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic in Florida.
Touring pros, looking ahead to 2010 groove regulations, have begun integrating smaller-groove wedges into their equipment arsenal.
The 2009 PGA Tour season ended Sunday with a playoff victory for Stephen Ames at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.
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.
Stephen Ames is the first 40-plus player to break through for his first Tour title since Brad Bryant in 1995.