Eric Axley

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Eric Axley
Eric Axley 2008 US Open cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full name Eric Allen Axley
Born (1974-04-22) April 22, 1974 (age 44)
Athens, Tennessee
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Knoxville, Tennessee
Children 2 daughters
College East Tennessee State
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) Tour
PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1 Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T9: 2008
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 2007

Eric Allen Axley (born April 22, 1974) is an American professional golfer.

Axley was born in Athens, Tennessee. He turned professional in 1997.[1] He is one of the few natural left-handers to win on the Tour and PGA Tour.

In 2006, Axley won the Valero Texas Open, claiming his first PGA Tour win.[2] After a poor 2009 season, Axley lost his PGA Tour playing rights. Axley divided his time among the NGA Hooters Tour, eGolf Professional Tour, Tour, and PGA Tour.

In 2014, Axley tried to play his way back to the PGA Tour through Monday qualifying and past champion status. Axley made seven cuts in ten events and finished 184th in the FedEx Cup standings, good enough for a trip to the Tour Finals. Axley finished 50th, the last position to earn a PGA Tour card and his first in five years, by just $31.66. After barely gaining a PGA Tour card, he barely missed getting it back for the 2015-16 season, just $101 behind Rob Oppenheim.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Sep 24, 2006 Valero Texas Open −15 (68-63-63-71=265) 3 strokes United States Anthony Kim, England Justin Rose,
United States Dean Wilson Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 May 8, 2005 Rex Hospital Open −14 (69-67-67-67=270) 2 strokes United States Troy Matteson
2 Apr 22, 2018 North Mississippi Classic –12 (71-65-68=204)* 3 strokes South Korea Lee Kyoung-hoon, Colombia Sebastián Muñoz,
United States Willy Wilcox

* Shortened to 54 holes due to poor weather conditions.

NGA Hooters Tour wins (2)[edit]

  • 2002 Northwest Arkansas Classic
  • 2003 Capitol City Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T63 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eric Axley Player Card". ESPN. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Axley closes with 1-under to win Texas Open". ESPN. Associated Press. September 24, 2006. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 

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