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Bobby Gates |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Texas A&M University

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Bobby Gates alerted his followers on Twitter today that he had hip surgery on Wednesday.
"Well it's over," he wrote. "Had my hip surgery done yesterday and looking forward to beginning rehab. All went well." This probably explains why he didn't compete in The Greenbrier Classic and John Deere Classic. Gates has cashed just once in 14 starts this season and that was a T80/MDF at the Farmers Insurance Open. It's unlikely that you had him stowed away somewhere, but he's fully exempt on the PGA TOUR nonetheless. Depending on what the TOUR allows for a medical, he'll land either in the reshuffle category with a medical for 2014-15 or in the Minor Medical category. Of course, he could graduate from the Web.com Tour Finals for his full card again while playing with the medical riding shotgun. Jul 17 - 2:52 PM

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Bobby Gates shot 7-under-par 70-67=137 in today's U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Lakeside Country Club in Houston, Texas, good for one of three berths up for grabs into the major.

Gates has had a rough go of it this season with just one payday in 11 starts, but he flashed elation on Twitter after today's success, writing the following: Oh how much I've missed you! Can't wait for an amazing week." The post includes a photo of the invite. In his only previous start in this major, he tied for 40th in 2010. University of Alabama's Cory Whitsett took medalist honors at 12-under 66-66=132 with 14 birdies against two bogeys. The two-time NCAA champ grew up playing today's host track. Anthony Broussard grabbed the final berth in a playoff over William Kropp. Both completed 36 holes in 5-under 139. Whitsett and Broussard will be making their PGA TOUR debuts at Pinehurst. Notables that fell short at this site include: 141--Matt Weibring; 2013 Web.com Q School medalist Zach Fischer ... 143--Duffy Waldorf; Roland Thatcher ... 144-Todd Hamilton ... 147--Scott Verplank.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 2 - 8:39 PM

Bobby Gates is searching for form as he enters this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Gates has missed the cut in his previous five events and is just 5-for-30 since the start of 2013. Considering he hasn't broke par in seven rounds at TPC Four Seasons, it might be more of the same for him this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 14 - 10:32 AM

Bobby Gates returns to TPC Louisiana for his fourth Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Gates' trend in this event is juicy, missing the cut in 2011 before a T24 in '12 and a T4 last year. Considering the Web.com Finals grad is 244th on the FedExCup standings and has made just one of nine cuts in 2013-14, he could use a big week in the Bayou in the worst way. In 21 rounds this season, he's cracked 70 just once and failed to break 80 twice.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 22 - 9:10 PM

Bobby Gates makes his sixth start in the Valero Texas Open this week.

Gates made his first appearance here in 2009, tying for 47th, before the venue switched from La Cantera GC to TPC San Antonio in 2010. He's never missed a start at TPC San Antonio, but has missed two cuts. His highlight was a T15 in 2011. He's made just one cut in seven tries in 2013-14, so he could use a spark in the worst way.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 24 - 8:34 PM

Bobby Gates failed to retain his PGA TOUR card during the 2013 season and had to drop down to the Web.com Tour Finals in order to pick up one of 25 remaining tickets to the TOUR.

Gates converted that into two starts before the lengthy break, but failed to secure a paycheck. That could spell trouble, as he lost ground in the reshuffle and could now find starts difficult to come by. He is a veteran of 83 PGA TOUR events, but has only made 32 cuts and five top 10s. By most measures, he is not a worthy investment for gamers.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Bobby Gates readies for his second start of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season at this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Gates tied for fifth in the 2011 edition, breaking par in each of his four trips around El Camaleón. Given he is subject to the reshuffle, which takes place following this event, a big finish could do wonders for future opportunities on the TOUR. He missed the cut at the Frys.com Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:15:00 PM

Bobby Gates has been added to the published field of this week's Frys.com Open.

Gates was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday evening. He gained entry when Steve Marino withdrew. Gates went 4-for-20 on the PGA TOUR in 2013 but regained fully exempt status via the Web.com Tour Finals. He missed the cut in last year's Frys.com but tied for 24th in 2011.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 04:02:00 PM

The opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship has been suspended until 7:00 a.m. CT on Friday.

Tournament organizers scheduled two restarts, but Mother Nature didn't cooperate. Bobby Gates was one of 64 golfers from the afternoon wave stranded. He's completed three holes in 2-over-par with two pars and a double bogey. If the sprained wrist that forced him to withdraw after one round in the Quad Cities last week (and the Rockford, Ill., Pro-Am on Monday) was feeling better, his scorecard hasn't illustrated it yet.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 07:58:00 PM

Bobby Gates is listed in the published field of next week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

He called it quits from the John Deere Classic after his opening round due to a sprained wrist, and was then replaced in the Rockford (Ill.) Pro-Am this coming Monday.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 07:42:00 PM

Bobby Gates withdrew from the John Deere Classic after his opening round due to a sprained wrist.

Adam Nicholas, a representative of the Rockford (Ill.) Pro-Am, tweeted the detail. Gates was scheduled to compete in the annual event a couple of hours from the Quad Cities this coming Monday. He posted a 5-over-par 36-40=76 at TPC Deere Run before calling it a week. He converted on only one of 11 birdie chances, that a conversion from 10'9" at the par-3 16th hole. He'd swallow three bogeys and a triple as well. This drops him to 2-for-16 on the season.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 03:22:00 PM

Bobby Gates has been added to the published field of this week's AT&T National.

Gates was the fifth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He secured his tee time at Congressional on a sponsor exemption. He's just 2-for-13 on the year, but sits 166th in FedExCup points thanks to a T4 in New Orleans. He shared 42nd place at last year's AT&T National.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Bobby Gates enters the FedEx St. Jude Classic in the midst of a mild slump.

Since a T4 in New Orleans, Gates has missed two cuts and recorded a T76 at Colonial. Unfortunately for him, his record in Memphis isn't much better. He missed the cut at TPC Southwind last year after finishing 82nd in 2011.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:03:00 PM

Bobby Gates has been added to the published field of this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Gates shared fourth place at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to earn a top-10 exemption into the field at Quail Hollow where he's 1-for-2 with a T6 in 2011. His lone payday among eight starts this season vaulted him to 141st in FedExCup points.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Bobby Gates turned in a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to snare his first top 10 of the season at 15-under 273.

The Q School grad entered the week having failed to secure a cut all season, breaking through in grand fashion at TPC Louisiana. In the final round, he circled seven birdies and swallowed his lone bogey at the par-3 third hole early in the morning. His success in New Orleans bumps him up from being an alternate in the field at the Wells Fargo Championship to safely inside the ropes.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 05:16:00 PM