Bob Estes is not one of those who entered this week on the outside looking in for the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Ranked 120th, he’s safely in the field for next week’s Barclays. A strong finish here, though, obviously goes a long way to securing a spot in the remaining Playoff events and he’s certainly in good position after an opening 66 that included four birdies in his first five holes.
”That usually pertains to everybody in the group playing well and Robert Gamez got off to a really slow start,” Estes said. “He wasn't playing well early but he did on the back-9 for the most part.
“Sometimes that can make a difference. But I've been playing better lately so it was more of the fact that I was just more comfortable with what I was doing and I'm starting to play better.”
That he has. Estes has finished in the top 33 – including a tie for fourth in Canada – in four of his last five starts after at one point missing five of seven cuts. And in his last three starts, Estes is a combined 32 under. -- Brian Wacker