Paul Eales

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Paul Eales
Personal information
Full namePaul Martyn Eales
Born (1963-08-02) 2 August 1963 (age 55)
Epping, Essex, England
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceSouthport, Merseyside, England
Career
Turned professional1985
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour1
European Senior Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1996
The Open ChampionshipT47: 2002
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Paul Martyn Eales (born 2 August 1963) is an English professional golfer.

Eales was born in Epping, Essex. He turned professional in 1985 and became a member of Europe's second tier Challenge Tour in 1990. The following season he won the Audi Open, and in 1992 finished third on the Challenge Tour Rankings to graduate to the main European Tour for the 1993 season.

After a solid rookie season in 1993, Eales won the 1994 Extremadura Open on his way to a career best 35th place on the European Tour Order of Merit. He performed consistently, but without winning again, mostly finishing within the top 100 on the Order of Merit until 2004, when he lost his tour card.[1]

Eales was the assistant professional to Eddie Birchenough at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, where he first became an assistant in 1987.[2]

Eales is now playing on the European Senior Tour. He won the Scottish Senior Open in August 2016 and the Jamaican Open in January 2017.

He is a Non-Executive Board member of the European Tour. He regularly works as a broadcaster and golf analyst for various media companies including European Tour Productions, R&A Open Golf Radio, Ryder Cup Radio, NBC Golf Channel, Sirius XM, BBC Radio 5 Live and Sky Sports. His main sponsor during his time on the European Tour was UK bank Northern Rock. His current sponsors on the Senior Tour include Lynx Golf, Powwownow, Sunice and Titleist.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 20 Feb 1994 Extremadura Open −7 (72-69-69-71=281) 1 stroke Sweden Peter Hedblom

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2017 Jamaican Open

European Senior Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 21 Aug 2016 Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open −11 (68-69-68=205) 1 stroke Australia Peter Fowler, Spain Santiago Luna

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T47

Note: Eales never played in the Masters Tournament or the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eales loses playing privileges". BBC Radio Lancashire. 18 November 2005. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  2. ^ "Eales' Open agony". BBC Sport. 19 July 2001. Retrieved 2009-06-12.

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