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Bob Estes

Residence:
   Austin, Texas
Birthplace:
   Graham, Texas
Turned Pro:
   1988
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180
Birthdate:
   February 1, 1966
Age: 37
College:
   Graham, Texas

Player Notes

Estes was only four when his father took him to the golf course for the first time. By age seven, he was playing in junior events around his hometown of Abilene and dreaming of playing the PGA Tour. . . He was also an exceptional basketball player, earning all-district honors his junior and senior year. Estes played golf for the University of Texas, winning the Jack Nicklaus and Fred Haskins awards as the college player of the year. After leaving Texas in 1988, he finished 1989 as the Rookie of the Year, 102nd on the money list, having lost a playoff at the B.C. Open to Mike Hulbert. Although Estes would contend many more times, his first two PGA Tour victories were wire-to-wire performances.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
4 - 1994 Texas Open, 2001 Fedex St. Jude Classic, Invensys Classic At Las Vegas, 2002 Kemper Insurance Open

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.76 (ranked 46th); money $212,090 (ranked 69th); best finish, T4th, Federal Express St. Jude Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.29 (ranked 102nd); money $147,364 (ranked 105th); best finish, T7th, Texas Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.32 (ranked 103rd); money $190,778 (ranked 80th); best finish, T3rd, Las Vegas Invitational.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.25 (ranked 18th); money $447,187 (ranked 32nd); best finish, T2nd, Buick Southern Open, lost in a playoff to Joe Inman.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 8; stroke average 69.78 (ranked 10th); money $765,360 (ranked 14th); winner Texas Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.34 (ranked T27th); money $433,992 (ranked 41st); best finish, T6th, Western Open and PGA Championship.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.20 (ranked 175th); money $123,100 (ranked 149th); best finish, T-3rd, Nortel Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 70.09 (ranked T-19th); money $340,057 (ranked 69th); best finish, 3rd, Greater Vancouver Open.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.29 (ranked 28th); money $987,930 (ranked 28th); best finish, T2, Bay Hill Invitational.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 27; top-10 finishes - 9; stroke average 70.12 (ranked 13th); money $1,357,618 (ranked 26th); best finish, T4, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic & Masters.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 21 / Rounds Played: 63 / Cuts made: 12 / Top-10 finishes: 3; Best finish: 6th at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic & MasterCard Colonial; Earnings: $538,706 Rank (88th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.84 / (53rd); Driving Distance - 268.4 / (146th); Driving Accuracy - 70.1% / (70th); GIR - 62.4% / (169th); Putting - 1.769 / (69th); Birdie Average - 3.32 per rd / (124th) / Total Birdies - 209; Sand Saves - 53.2% / (116th); Scrambling - 61.7% / (45th); All-Around Rank - 934 / (134th)

2001 Notes
Ended the season with six consecutive top-tens,

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 88 / Cuts made: 20 / Top-10 finishes: 8; Best finish: Winner at the FedEx St. Jude Classic & Invensys Classic at Las Vegas; Earnings: $2,795,477 Rank (9th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 69.73 / (7th); Driving Distance - 278.3 / (112th); Driving Accuracy - 67.0% / (123rd); GIR - 68.5% / (45); Putting - 1.726 / (6th); Birdie Average - 4.06 per rd / (18th) / Total Birdies - 357; Sand Saves - 57.0% / (27th); Scrambling - 66.0% / (6th); All-Around Rank - 474 / (29th).

2002 Notes
Went over the $1 million mark for the third time in his career. Had eight top-10 finishes

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 87 / Cuts made: 20 / Top-10 finishes: 8 / Best finish: Winner at the Kemper Insurance Open / Earnings: $1,934,600 Rank (26th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.28 / (23rd); Driving Distance - 279.8 / (105th); Driving Accuracy - 70.5% / (56th); GIR - 70.1% / (11th); Putting - 1.768 / (88th); Birdie Average - 3.66 per rd / (85th) / Total Birdies - 318; Sand Saves - 50.9% / (90th); All-Around Rank - 564 / (36th)

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