Stephen Ames hadn't won a tournament in eight years, so he knew it was critical to keep his cool.
"My biggest goal this week was to control my anxiety and my emotions and my breathing, which is something I worked on pretty hard this week," he said. "That calmed me down a lot."
Ames won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title, easily holding off Bernhard Langer at TPC Sugarloaf.
The 52-year-old Ames, a naturalized Canadian citizen from Trinidad, closed with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory over Langer. Ames opened with rounds of 67 and 68 to take a one-stroke lead over five players into the final...