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December 6 2012

10:10 AM

No. 92: Bob Estes

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here .

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2013 PREVIEW: Bob Estes is a four-time PGA TOUR champ whose last win came a decade ago. In the 10 years since that victory at the 2002 Kemper Insurance Open, though, he's only had six top-10 finishes. Hitting more greens -- the lanky Texan ranks 156th in GIR -- will be key to contending again.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: His second top-10 of the season came at The Barclays and sparked a FedExCup Playoffs run that saw Estes reach the BMW Championship for just the second time his his career. He went on to finish 58th in the FedExCup, which was the best of his career. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Bob is not opposed to change. He switches back and forth between left hand low and a conventional putter grip. Estes says left hand low is better on fast greens and he rolled it beautifully at Bethpage State Park with a T10 in The Barclays. It was one of two top-10 finishes that helped him win just over $1 million.-- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Continues to maintain fringe value across the board. Reliable source of cheap cuts made and a bevy of top 25s. The wild card is how often he plays. In his heyday, he kept busy, so now that he's fully exempt and free from the reshuffle, we'd love to see him tee it up 25 times or so. Turns 47 in early February. Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking

103rd

Final Playoffs ranking

58th

Best finishes T-4 Valero Texas Open
By the Numbers

Starts: 23

Cuts made: 16

Rounds played: 78

Top-10 finishes: 2

Money List rank: 99th

TOUR ranking

Driving distance: 142nd

Driving accuracy: 105th

Greens in regulation: 156th

Strokes gained-putting: 85th

Scoring average: 47th


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