Ben Bates

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Ben Bates
Personal information
Born (1961-06-12) June 12, 1961 (age 55)
Quincy, Florida
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Troy State University
Turned professional 1984
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2001
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Ben Bates (born June 12, 1961) is an American professional golfer who has played on the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour.

Bates was a member of the Nationwide Tour from 1990–97 and 2001–09 and a member of PGA Tour from 1998-2001. Bates is the Nationwide Tour's all-time cuts (226) and starts (410). He played in his 1,000th round on tour in 2007. Bates has won two events on the Nationwide Tour including the 1997 Wichita Open where he defeated Carl Paulson, Jeff Brehaut and Chris Smith in a four-man playoff. He also won The Reese's Cup Classic in a playoff in 2004. Bates was a member of the NCAA Division II championship team at Troy State University and won five collegiate tournaments. Bates made his first PGA Tour appearance since 2001 at the 2010 Transitions Championship.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 27, 1997 Nike Wichita Open −19 (67-72-64-66=269) Playoff United States Jeff Brehaut, United States Carl Paulson
United States Chris Smith
2 Jul 4, 2004 The Reese's Cup Classic −6 (70-69-66-73=278) Playoff United States Paul Gow

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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