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Born: 1961-06-12, Quincy, Fla.
Nationality: USA
Height: 6' 0, Weight: 195lbs
Home: Pensacola,, Fla.
College: Troy State
Turned Pro: 1984
Joined PGA Tour: 1998
Joined Champions Tour: 2012
Notes: Member of the Web.com Tour from 1990-97 and 2001-07. Member of PGA Tour from 1998-2001. He is the Web.com Tour's all-time leader in the number of starts (410) and most cuts made (226). In 410 Web.com starts, he finished in the top-25 93 times, top-10, 31 times, and on top of his victories in the 1997 Wichita Open and 2004 The Reese's Cup Classic was never runner-up but was 3rd twice. In the 18 complete years that he played on the Web.com Tour, earned a career total of $7...

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Ben Bates

Member of the Web.com Tour from 1990-97 and 2001-07. Member of PGA Tour from 1998-2001. He is the Web.com Tour's all-time leader in the number of starts (410) and most cuts made (226). In 410 Web.com starts, he finished in the top-25 93 times, top-10, 31 times, and on top of his victories in the 1997 Wichita Open and 2004 The Reese's Cup Classic was never runner-up but was 3rd twice. In the 18 complete years that he played on the Web.com Tour, earned a career total of $769,777 and only was in the top-30 of the yearly money list once, in 1997, when he was 12th with $105,089 in earnings. That was the first time he earned more than $100,000 in a season, the other time was in 2004, when he was 34th on the money list with earnings of $162,095. One last Web.Com Tour factoid, he has played 1,212 Web.com Tour rounds.
When he finished 12th on the Web.Com Tour money list in 1997, he earned his ticket to the PGA Tour in 1998, during which he had his best year finishing 112th on the money list with $260,225. After that, played three more years on the PGA Tour. Was 165th on the money list in 1999 but saved his Tour card when he was 2nd at Q-School -- the only time it made it through to the PGA Tour in that manner. In 2000, was 149th on the money list which gave him part-time status in 2001. But when he finished 172nd on the money list in 2001 and then T67th at Q-School, he went back to the Web.com Tour. His totals on the PGA Tour, 122 starts making 65 cuts. Has career earnings of $882,854 with three top-10s, T8th in 1998 Buick Challenge, T-10th 1999 Greater Milwaukee Open and T9th 2000 Texas Open. On the PGA Tour, played in one major but missed the cut at the 2001 U.S. Open.
2011 Notes: On the PGA Tour Champions played once, T-69th in 3M Championship. Went to Champions Q-School but finished 15th.
2012 Notes: Played in nine events in 2012, best finish T-29th at Toshiba Classic. Went to Champions Q-School but finished T25th.
2013 Note: Made just one start, at the Toshiba Classic after he open-qualified finishing 78th. Made another trip to PGA Tour Champions Q-School and was 10th. Was tied for fourth after 54 holes but closed with a 73 to fall back into a T-9. Eventually finished 10th after making bogey on the first playoff hole and will have a conditionally-exempt status for 2014.
2014 Notes: Played in 8 PGA Tour Champions events, best finish T-14th Dick's Sporting Goods. Went back to PGA Tour Champions Q-School finishing T-63rd.
Since then played in one PGA Tour Champions event, T-60th at the 2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort. Has tried to get back but hasn't been able to qualify for any event. Moved to Pensacola, Florida and plays mini-tour event in the Southwest and is a teaching professional at Marcus Pointe Golf Club in Pensacola.

Player Career Chart (for all results recorded on all Tours in GOLFstats)
Career at a Glance: Starts: 552, Cuts Made: 312 (57%), Top Tens: 34 (6%) , Rounds: 1636, Scoring Avg: 71.38, Career Earnings: $1,768,412 - Best Finish: 1st (2 times)
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Career Totals for Ben Bates per Year
Performance Scoring Averages Stats
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5s % Top 10s % Top 25s % Rnds 1st Rd2nd Rd3rd Rd4th RdPre CutPost CutAll RndsP/RBi/RE/RBo/REarnings
  
24
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.6
  
  
70.171.170.6
  
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3416
  
  
0%
  
0%13%
  
  
  
71.2
  
  
  
71.872.2
  
----
  
29
  
  
  
3%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.870.670.470.7
  
----$105,089
  
20
  
  
  
  
  
  
7%9
  
94
  
  
71.3
  
70.171.2
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
91
  
72.1
  
  
71.471.2
  
----$46,943
2718
  
00%
  
4%415%
  
  
  
70.6
  
  
  
70.870.9
  
----
  
27
  
  
00%
  
  
  
4%
  
15%
  
  
  
  
71.371.471.0
  
----$27,754
  
  
54%
  
  
  
  
  
15%
  
19%
  
71.071.5
  
72.371.371.2
  
----
  
36
  
  
  
0%0
  
  
3%
  
8%
  
  
70.871.0
  
71.371.671.4----
  
  
13
  
  
0%0
  
14%
  
12%
  
  
  
  
  
71.271.5
  
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15
  
  
  
  
0%
  
4%
  
  
  
  
72.271.8
  
71.472.0
  
----
  
21
  
  
0
  
0
  
  
  
210%63
  
71.0
  
  
70.871.1
  
----
  
  
  
50%
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
71.3
  
  
  
71.372.0
  
----
  
  
12
  
  
  
  
0%
  
0%
  
12%
  
  
71.273.5
  
71.872.5
  
----$12,383
2713
  
  
0%
  
0%0
  
  
  
81
  
71.3
  
72.271.172.2
  
----
  
  
5
  
0
  
  
0%0
  
  
  
43
  
72.170.2
  
72.070.371.6----
  
11
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
9%
  
72.571.2
  
70.771.870.6
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
0%0
  
  
72.1
  
  
73.672.272.272.2----
  
30
  
  
00%1
  
  
  
  
  
8071.3
  
  
071.573.1
  
----
  
  
960%
  
  
  
7%2
  
640%
  
71.1
  
  
070.472.4
  
----$15,480
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
29%
  
70.9
  
  
071.672.5
  
----$3,185
  
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
0%
  
25%
  
  
71.1
  
072.173.0
  
----
  
  
  
  
0
  
0
  
0
  
0
  
  
  
  
70.0072.370.0
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
00%
  
  
  
  
26
  
  
  
072.872.472.7----$48,851
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5 % Top 10 % Top 25 % Rnds 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd Pre Cut Post Cut All Rds P/R Bi/R E/R Bo/R Earnings
Avg/Year
Totals547309210341081622$1,764,465
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Stats: P/R=Pars per Round, Bi/R = Birdies per Round, E/R = Eagles per Round, Bo/R = Bogeys per Round. Only provided on last 3, 5 or 10 year reports.