CALGARY - For nearly two decades, Stephen Ames has had a dream job — a birdie-making millionaire on the PGA Tour.
This week, in a strange twist, the 50-year-old from Calgary is simply excited about his commute to the 'office.'
“That was the goal — to sleep in my own bed and drive to work, which is nice, rather than have to jump on a plane and fly 15 hours to get there and find a hotel,” said Ames, who played a key role in bringing the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic to his adopted hometown and will tee it up in the second installment of the senior showdown at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club.
“It's a big week,” he added. “It's going to be busy, being the home boy, being back in Canada, playing again.”
Not to mention, being the local fan favourite and latest addition to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.