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Bob Alan Estes (born February 2, 1966) is an American professional golfer.

Bob Estes
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Bob Estes
Personal information
Full nameBob Alan Estes
Born (1966-02-02) February 2, 1966 (age 53)
Graham, Texas
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceAustin, Texas
Career
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Turned professional1988
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
PGA Tour Champions
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT4: 1999
PGA ChampionshipT6: 1993, 1995, 1999
U.S. OpenT11: 2005
The Open ChampionshipT8: 1995
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award1988
Jack Nicklaus Award1988

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[1] In addition, he has experimented with the 10-finger grip, which is rare in the modern game of golf.[3]

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.

Contents

Amateur wins (3)Edit

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
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

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT T29 T27 T4
U.S. Open CUT T44 T52 CUT T30
The Open Championship CUT T24 T8 CUT T24 T49
PGA Championship CUT T76 T6 T47 T6 CUT T34 T6
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T19 45 22 T31
U.S. Open CUT T30 CUT CUT CUT T11 CUT T58
The Open Championship T20 T25 T18 T34 T20
PGA Championship CUT T37 CUT T57 CUT T28 CUT T76
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T46
The Open Championship CUT T45
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 7
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 7 13 10
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 3 3 16 10
Totals 0 0 0 1 5 14 52 34
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1998 Open Championship – 2000 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1995 Open Championship – 1995 PGA)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
The Players Championship T70 CUT T70 T20 T35 T34 CUT T42 T62 CUT CUT T44 31 CUT T17 CUT CUT CUT T76 T26 T15
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Media Guide on PGA Tour's official site". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  2. ^ "Bob Estes bio from The Goal". Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ ASAP Sports – Golf – 2008 – Shell Houston Open – April 5 – Bob Estes

External linksEdit