Bob Estes

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Bob Estes
Personal information
Full name Bob Alan Estes
Born (1966-02-02) February 2, 1966 (age 51)
Graham, Texas
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Austin, Texas
College University of Texas
Turned professional 1988
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
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
Haskins Award 1988

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

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. He is playing the 2014-15 season on a medical extension due to a shoulder injury.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

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 United States Gil Morgan
2 Jun 10, 2001 FedEx St. Jude Classic −17 (61-66-69-71=267) 1 stroke Germany Bernhard Langer
3 Oct 14, 2001 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas −30 (65-66-67-68-63=329) 1 stroke United States Tom Lehman, South Africa Rory Sabbatini
4 Jun 2, 2002 Kemper Insurance Open −11 (65-69-69-70=273) 1 stroke United States Rich Beem

PGA Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1989 B.C. Open United States Mike Hulbert Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1993 Buick Southern Open United States Billy Andrade, United States Brad Bryant,
United States Mark Brooks, United States 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 United States Steve Flesch Lost to birdie on first extra hole
4 2011 Greenbrier Classic United States Scott Stallings, United States Bill Haas Stallings won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T29 T27 DNP DNP T4
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP T24 T8 CUT DNP T24 T49
PGA Championship CUT DNP T76 T6 T47 T6 CUT DNP T34 T6
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T19 DNP 45 22 T31 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T20 T25 T18 T34 T20 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT T37 CUT T57 CUT T28 CUT DNP DNP T76
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP T46
The Open Championship DNP CUT T45
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP

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


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 12 10
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 3 3 16 10
Totals 0 0 0 1 5 14 51 34
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1998 Open Championship – 2000 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1995 Open Championship – 1995 PGA)

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