|Full name||Patrick Alfred Bates|
July 26, 1969 |
St. Louis, Missouri
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)|
|College||University of Florida|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
Patrick Alfred Bates (born July 26, 1969) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and who served as the head men's golf coach at the University of Central Oklahoma from 2011-2016.
Bates was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Buddy Alexander's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1988 to 1991. He received first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors and was an All-American in 1989, 1990 and 1991. Bates graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in communications process and disorders.
Bates played on the Nationwide Tour in 1994, from 1996 to 2001 and 2005 to 2007. He played on the PGA Tour in 1995 and from 2002 to 2004. His best finish in a PGA Tour event was a tie for fifth at the Bank of America Colonial in 2003.
In 2001 Bates won three events on the Nationwide Tour which gave him an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour.
Professional wins (6)
Nationwide Tour wins (5)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Aug 7, 1994||Nike Dakota Dunes Open||−12 (74-68-69-65=276)||2 strokes||Rex Caldwell, Gary Webb|
|2||Sep 7, 1997||Nike Colorado Classic||−17 (71-66-64-66=267)||1 stroke||J. L. Lewis|
|3||Jul 22, 2001||Buy.com Siouxland Open||−15 (66-67-70-70=273)||1 stroke||Matt Kuchar, Eric Meeks|
|4||Oct 21, 2001||Buy.com Shreveport Open||−20 (66-68-67-67=268)||1 stroke||Brian Kamm|
|5||Oct 28, 2001||Buy.com Tour Championship||−4 (71-72-72-69=284)||3 strokes||Tom Carter, Brenden Pappas|
Other wins (1)
- 1993 Massachusetts Open
- 1994 Nike Tour graduates
- 2001 Buy.com Tour graduates
- List of Florida Gators men's golfers on the PGA Tour
- List of golfers with most Web.com Tour wins
- "Bates Steps Down As UCO Coach". University of Central Oklahoma Athletics. June 13, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
- Florida Men's Golf 2011 Media Supplement Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 28, 34, 39, 41 (2010). Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- 2008–09 Florida Gators Men's Golf Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 36 (2008). Retrieved July 14, 2011.
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