Ames (back) to miss remainder of PGA Tour season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Stephen Ames had tests on a back
injury Monday that will cause him to miss the Chrysler Championship
of Tampa and the season-ending Tour Championship, commissioner Tim
Finchem said.
Ames, who won The Players Championship by six shots for the
biggest victory of his career, was supposed to speak at a charity
luncheon to announce $2.7 million in proceeds from the PGA Tour's
showcase event. Finchem said Ames was home in Calgary going through
The 42-year-old Ames is 18th on the money list with nearly $2.4
His agent at IMG in Toronto did not immediately return a phone
call seeking comment. It was not clear whether Ames, who was born
in Trinidad & Tobago, would be able to play the World Cup in
Barbados with his brother Robert on Dec. 7-10.