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The Tour Report

July 23 2010

4:10 PM

New driver, nearly same result

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.”