Bob Alan Estes (born February 2, 1966) is an American professional golfer.
|Full name||Bob Alan Estes|
|Born||February 2, 1966|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|College||University of Texas|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
PGA Tour Champions
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T4: 1999|
|U.S. Open||T11: 2005|
|The Open Championship||T8: 1995|
|PGA Championship||T6: 1993, 1995, 1999|
|Achievements and awards|
|Jack Nicklaus Award||1988|
Estes was born in Graham, Texas and raised in Abilene, Texas. He first played golf at age 4 and decided to become a professional golfer at age 12. Estes attended the University of Texas from 1984 to 1988 and was a member of the golf team. He won the 1988 Haskins Award for most outstanding collegiate golfer in the nation.
Estes had four PGA Tour victories between 1994 and 2002, and he has been in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking. He is particularly well known for his excellent short game. Estes follows a strict physical conditioning routine that includes weightlifting, agility exercises, diet and short-distance wind sprints. In addition, he has experimented with the 10-finger grip, which is rare in the modern game of golf.
In 2011, Estes was recovering from a wrist injury, but still managed to make 12 starts on the PGA Tour. Of the five cuts he made, one was a near-win at the Greenbrier Classic, where he lost in a playoff. Estes is 0-4 in PGA Tour playoffs. He still managed to finish 135th on the Tour's money list, but regained his Tour card through Q School and satisfied a medical extension.
After making the FedEx Cup in 2012, Estes only made two starts in 2013, missing the cut in Las Vegas and finishing T10 at Mayakoba. Estes had a medical exemption until July 2018. In 2016, he changed his focus to PGA Tour Champions.
Amateur wins (3)Edit
this list may be incomplete
- 1985 Trans-Mississippi Amateur
- 1987 LaJet Amateur
- 1988 Texas State Amateur
Professional wins (4)Edit
PGA Tour wins (4)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Oct 16, 1994||Texas Open||−19 (62-65-68-70=265)||1 stroke||Gil Morgan|
|2||Jun 10, 2001||FedEx St. Jude Classic||−17 (61-66-69-71=267)||1 stroke||Bernhard Langer|
|3||Oct 14, 2001||Invensys Classic at Las Vegas||−30 (65-66-67-68-63=329)||1 stroke||Tom Lehman, Rory Sabbatini|
|4||Jun 2, 2002||Kemper Insurance Open||−11 (65-69-69-70=273)||1 stroke||Rich Beem|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–4)
|1||1989||B.C. Open||Mike Hulbert||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||1993||Buick Southern Open|| Billy Andrade, Brad Bryant,
Mark Brooks, John Inman
|Inman won with birdie on second extra hole|
Andrade, Bryant, and Brooks eliminated with birdie on first hole
|3||2003||HP Classic of New Orleans||Steve Flesch||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|4||2011||Greenbrier Classic||Scott Stallings, Bill Haas||Stallings won with birdie on first extra hole|
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||T24||T8||CUT||T24||T49|
|The Open Championship||T20||T25||T18||T34||T20|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T45|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||1||7||13||10|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1998 Open Championship – 2000 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1995 Open Championship – 1995 PGA)
- "Media Guide on PGA Tour's official site". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
- "Bob Estes bio from The Goal". Retrieved 2010-03-01.
- ASAP Sports – Golf – 2008 – Shell Houston Open – April 5 – Bob Estes