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Bob Estes |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (49) / 2/2/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
College: University of Texas

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In his first sanctioned action since November of 2013, Bob Estes carded an even-par 38-34=72 in his opening round of the Tour's Greater Dallas Open.
Estes picked a home game for his return following an extended break due to an impingement in his left shoulder. This is also the inaugural edition of the event. He hit 14 greens, buried five birdies and squared three bogeys and a double, not that it matters. Just allowing the competitive juices to flow again had to feel good. Gamers that include the Champions Tour will want to keep tabs on the Texan. He'll be eligible for that circuit next February. Jun 4 - 5:46 PM

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Bob Estes alerted his followers on Twitter today that he's planning on returning to competition at the inaugural Greater Dallas Open on the Tour on June 4-7.

He added in the tweet that sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open is on June 8, so he's tossing his game into the fire right away. The 49-year-old hasn't played PGA TOUR-sanctioned competition since placing T10 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November of 2013. He has a Major Medical Extension affording 24 starts to earn $556,345 or 365.5 FedExCup points and retain status. Estes will turn 50 years of age on Feb. 2, 2016, so expect him to exhaust his MME while bridging over to the Champion Tour early next year.
May 24 - 5:58 PM

In a brief update at, Bob Estes revealed when he hopes to be back inside the ropes.

"Hopefully playing tournaments by June," he said in a text to golf writer Jim McCabe. "I can come close to making a full swing now without too much discomfort." Estes, who turned 49 in February, was suffering from an impingement in his left shoulder. He hasn't competed since November of 2013. While he added that he'll likely rehab a bit on the Tour, the four-time PGA TOUR winner has 24 starts on a Major Medical Extension to collect $556,345 or 365.5 FedExCup points and retain status. That'll easily bridge the gap between the time he returns and his eligibility for the Champions Tour.
Apr 1 - 5:02 PM

Bob Estes is all set with a Major Medical Extension for 2014-15.

Of course, he'll have to play to take advantage of it. Out since last November with an impingement in his left shoulder and not expected to return until 2015, Estes was given 24 starts to bank $556,345 or 365.500 and retain status. He's at the stage of his career that he's in no hurry to risk aggravating an injury for a paycheck. He'll be 49 years old in February, too, so the MME lays the foundation to the Champions Tour.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Bob Estes alerted a follower on Twitter on Sept. 19 that he will not play this fall.

In what was just another kind reply to an inquiry about when Estes hopes to return to competition, the golfer wrote, "Hopefully early next year but I'm still rehabbing this shoulder." The last time we checked in on him in June, he said pretty much the same thing as it related to an impingement in his left shoulder. Since, he's been granted a Major Medical Extension affording 24 starts to earn 365 FedExCup points or $556,345 and retain status. Estes will turn 49 years of age in February, so it seems likely that he'll bridge to the Champions Tour on the MME. He went 1-for-2 with a T10 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in his last start last November.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:11:00 PM

Bob Estes alerted his followers today that there's no change in his status due to an impingement in his left shoulder.

Estes wrote: "Just completed another round of Prolotherapy. Still no idea when I'll be playing again." He's been sidelined for seven months now after going 1-for-2 in the fall with a T10 at Mayakoba. He turned 48 years of age in February, so he won't be eligible for the Champions Tour until 2016. Given he'd assumingly be eligible for a Major Medical Extension for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, it would provide the necessary bridge to the 50-and-older circuit, but Estes had been illustrating that he still has some game left in the tank the last couple of seasons. Suffice it to say that if for whatever reason he's still occupying a spot on your roster, you're long overdue to cut bait.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Bob Estes is not listed in the published field of next week's PLAYERS.

Estes qualified for the annual stop at TPC Sawgrass by finishing inside the top 125 in FedExCup points in 2013. However, he hasn't played since the fall portion of the this season's schedule due to an impingement in his left shoulder. When asked today on Twitter about how his recovery was coming along, Estes replied, "Slowly. I still feel the impingement." In a follow-up tweet to the same conversation, he added, "I'll have a 'medical' of some sort next season if I need it because I've been out so long." Given that his only payday in two starts resulted in a T10 in México, it's a head start on the terms of a medical if he, indeed, needs one.
Fri, May 2, 2014 08:26:00 PM

In response to a question on Twitter today, Bob Estes provided some insight as to when he hopes to return to competition.

Estes has been sidelined since the fall with an impingement in his left shoulder. He spoke briefly about the injury -- hey, it's Twitter -- and answered the query about his plan to resume competition, Estes wrote, "It's better. Hopefully late April or early May." The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is scheduled for April 24-27, so we'll hold our breath until then.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Bob Estes has yet to compete in 2014 due to an impingement in his left shoulder.

Estes hasn't played since sharing 10th place at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in mid-November. He doesn't play often anyway, but his absence throughout January was a surprise. Sure enough, he's shared on numerous occasions with his followers on Twitter that he's "week to week." He's undergoing therapy and had hoped to return next week at Pebble Beach. Instead, he's frustrating early investors.
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 11:32:00 AM

When the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season continues, Bob Estes will ready himself for his 633rd career PGA TOUR start.

He already has two starts in the early stages of the new season, missing the cut at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before tying for 10th in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Don't count on him overextending himself, as he teed it up in just 18 events last season. While he has four career wins, the last was in 2002. All that to say, while steady, he isn't a top-shelf option in any gaming format.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 10:05:00 PM

Bob Estes wrapped up his week at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round to finish the week at 13-under 271.

Estes is on the wrong side of the bubble for a top 10, with players still on the course. Considering he missed the cut in his only other start of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season, this will be a welcomed finish ahead of the holiday season. He circled four birdies to just two bogeys in his final round, missing just one fairways all day.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 03:35:00 PM

Bob Estes boosted his stock at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a third-round 6-under-par 34-31=65.

Estes is making his first appearance at El Camaleón Golf Club, but seems to be acquainting himself nicely. His round, beginning on Saturday and spilling into Sunday, featured seven birdies to just one blemish. His 1.583 putting average through three rounds is a tip that the paspalum greens are to his liking. He is 11-under 202 and five back of the lead with a round to play.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Bob Estes has hopped on a plane and will make his first start in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

The veteran has never made El Camaleón Golf Club fit into his schedule, so chalk this up to a win for the Fall Series and the spoils that come with success in these events. After missing just three of 18 cuts in 2013, he stumbled out of the gates in the new season with a missed cut at TPC Summerlin. That only adds to the urgency of his new venture to México.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:23:00 PM

Bob Estes signed for a 5-under-par 31-35=66 following his opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Long-time gamers may find it surreal that he's still relevant in 2013. Now 47 years of age, he's enjoyed a fruitful year, cashing in 14 of 17 starts to arrive at TPC Boston slotted 86th in the race to the FedExCup. Yet, despite his success, today's aggregate is his lowest of the year and it's the 10th time he's broken 70 in an opening round this season. After a kick-in eagle at the par-5 second hole, he added birdies at 4, 6 and 8, the first of which dropping from 10'2". Estes traded two bogeys with two birdies coming, the par breakers measuring 10'1" and 24'6" at the 13th and 15th holes, respectively. He signed his card sitting three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Bob Estes tied for 58th at The Barclays last week and advanced to the Deutsche Bank Championship for second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs.

Estes finds himself in the 86th spot in the FEC standings and with work to do if he wants to continue lining up tee times in the Playoffs. In three previous trips to TPC Boston he’s secured two cuts, but never finished inside the top 40. He’ll need the best finish of his career at this event if he is to tee it up in the BMW Championship.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 09:19:00 PM