Stephen Ames had to change drivers overnight at the RBC Canadian Open. According to Ames, he simply had the wrong shaft in his driver when he shot an opening-round 67. Friday, he was actually a stroke higher, but he felt good about the move nonetheless.
“Just felt more comfortable with [the new driver],” Ames said. “I hit some good shots and made some putts.”
Actually, Ames took the same number of putts – 28 – that he took on Thursday.
Still, at least Ames, a Canadian citizen who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, will be around for the weekend after playing his first two rounds in 5 under. Mike Weir, who’s been battling an arm injury, won’t be so lucky. He finished at 6 over.
Where does that leave Ames, though?
“A little too far back to some extent,” Ames said. “I think I have a low one in me, if I get my golf swing in a little bit better position and make the putts that I've been making the last couple days.”