Paul Eales

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Paul Eales
Personal information
Full name Paul Martyn Eales
Born (1963-08-02) 2 August 1963 (age 53)
Epping, Essex, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)
Nationality  England
Residence [Southport]], Merseyside, England
Career
Turned professional 1985
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 1
European Senior Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 1996
The Open Championship T47: 2002
PGA Championship DNP

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] He is now playing on the European Senior Tour. Hew 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 (3)[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]

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 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP T47

Note: Eales never played in the Masters Tournament or the PGA Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eales loses playing privileges". BBC Radio Lancashire. 18 November 2005. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Eales' Open agony". BBC Sport. 19 July 2001. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 

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