Pat Bates

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Pat Bates
Personal information
Full name Patrick Alfred Bates
Born (1969-07-26) July 26, 1969 (age 48)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
College University of Florida
Turned professional 1991
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour Tour 5
Other 1

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.[1]

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.[2] He received first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors and was an All-American in 1989, 1990 and 1991.[2][3] 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.

His wife, Kristine Tewell, is the daughter of Champions Tour golfer Doug Tewell.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (5)[edit]

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 United States Rex Caldwell, United States Gary Webb
2 Sep 7, 1997 Nike Colorado Classic −17 (71-66-64-66=267) 1 stroke United States J. L. Lewis
3 Jul 22, 2001 Siouxland Open −15 (66-67-70-70=273) 1 stroke United States Matt Kuchar, United States Eric Meeks
4 Oct 21, 2001 Shreveport Open −20 (66-68-67-67=268) 1 stroke United States Brian Kamm
5 Oct 28, 2001 Tour Championship −4 (71-72-72-69=284) 3 strokes United States Tom Carter, South Africa Brenden Pappas

Other wins (1)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bates Steps Down As UCO Coach". University of Central Oklahoma Athletics. June 13, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ 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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