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 42)
Athens, Tennessee
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Knoxville, Tennessee
Spouse Cortney Axley
Children 2 daughters
College East Tennessee State
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) Tour
PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1 Tour 1
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 (2)[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

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[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

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 2010
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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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