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Ben Bates

Born: Jun 12, 1961

Birthplace: Quincy

Nationality: United States

Ben Bates

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1961
Birth Place : Quincy

Ben Bates is an American professional golfer who has played on the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour. Bates was a member of the Nationwide Tour from 1990–97 and 2001–09 and a member of PGA Tour from 1998-2001. Bates is the Nationwide Tour's all-time cuts and starts. He played in his 1,000th round on tour in 2007. Bates has won two events on the Nationwide Tour including the 1997 Wichita Open where he defeated Carl Paulson, Jeff Brehaut and Chris Smith in a four-man playoff. He also won The Reese's Cup Classic in a playoff in 2004. Bates was a member of the NCAA Division II championship team at Troy State University and won five collegiate tournaments. Bates made his first PGA Tour appearance since 2001 at the 2010 Transitions Championship.

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