Tag Archives: Bobby Gates

Dec
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Sh*t happens

In the last few months of his rookie season, Bobby Gates caught a streak of bad luck and it seemed like everything that could go wrong, did. Fortunately, his luck changed just in time for PGA Tour Q-school finals, where he came back from a disappointing fifth round one-over 73 to shoot six-under 66 in the sixth to climb to a tie for third at PGA West on Monday and retained full status for the 2012 season.

Best of all, Gates doesn’t have to deal with being that guy — you know, the one who was $1,431 short of finishing in the top 125 on the money list to avoid the dreaded return to Q-school.

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Dec
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Lots of UGA on the leaderboard

The sixth and final round of Q-school is underway at PGA West, where 25 guys (and ties) will earn their PGA Tour cards for 2012 at the completion of play. One thing’s for sure at the moment, former University of Georgia golfers are dominating the leaderboard — Brendon Todd, Brian Harman, Harris English and Kevin Kisner, who are all currently in the top ten.

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Oct
18
2011

Last week's scoreboard...now it's actually the last week to make a move

This week in golf brings out pressure for the opposite ends of the spectrum depending on what kind of year you’ve had, but money is the common thread. The four major champions are reaping one of the many benefits attached to their title and playing in the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda — a money grab and made-for-TV event. Luke Donald and Webb Simpson will battle it out for the Tour money title, which will probably also decide Player of the Year. Meanwhile, there are a bunch of guys fighting for their cards or just some sort of status for next year (along with trying to pay off their mortgage).

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