R. W. Eaks

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R. W. Eaks
Personal information
Full name Robert W. Eaks
Born (1952-05-22) May 22, 1952 (age 65)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Fountain Hills, Arizona
Career
College University of Northern Colorado
Turned professional 1976
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 3
PGA Tour Champions 4
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 1986, 1990
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Robert W. Eaks (born May 22, 1952) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the Champions Tour.

Eaks was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and turned professional in 1976.

Eaks played mostly on the Nationwide Tour during the regular years portion of his career, where he earned three victories. He was a member of the Nationwide Tour from 1990–1997 and 1999-2001. He was a member of the PGA Tour in 1998 and 1999 but was not very successful. He entered 50 events and only made 17 cuts. His best finish on the PGA Tour was tied for 7th at the United Airlines Hawaiian Open in 1998.

Eaks became eligible to play on the Champions Tour in 2002 and has been a member since then. He had a very successful 2007 season. He won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in July and the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in September. He had 11 top-10s including four runners-up. Eaks participated in the largest playoff in a PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament at the Boeing Greater Seattle Classic. Denis Watson emerged victorious from the 7-man playoff.[1] He finished sixth on the 2007 season Champions Tour money list and won the Comeback Player of the Year award.

Professional wins (10)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 3, 1990 Ben Hogan Quicksilver Open –4 (72-68-72=212) 2 strokes United States Brandel Chamblee, United States Ed Humenik
United States Dick Mast
2 Mar 21, 1993 Nike Louisiana Open –15 (67-63-72-71=273) 2 strokes United States Karl Kimball
3 Sep 14, 1997 Nike San Jose Open –16 (68-66-71-67=272) 2 strokes United States Mark Carnevale, United States Chris DiMarco
United States Steve Lamontagne, United States J. L. Lewis,
Malaysia Iain Steel

Other wins (3)[edit]

  • 1990 Arizona Open
  • 1995 Taco Bell Newport Classic
  • 1996 Taco Bell Newport Classic

Champions Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 15, 2007 Dick's Sporting Goods Open –17 (71-62-66=199) 3 strokes United States Bruce Vaughan
2 Sep 16, 2007 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn –17 (63-66-70=199) 2 strokes United States Jay Haas, Canada Rod Spittle
3 Jul 20, 2008 3M Championship –23 (65-63-65=193) 6 strokes United States Gary Hallberg, Germany Bernhard Langer
4 Sep 14, 2008 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn –16 (61-68-71=200) 4 strokes United States Tom Kite, United States Tom Jenkins

Champions Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn United States Andy Bean Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2007 Regions Charity Classic United States Brad Bryant Lost to birdie on third extra hole
3 2007 Boeing Classic United States David Eger, United States Gil Morgan,
Japan Naomichi Ozaki, United States Dana Quigley,
United States Craig Stadler, Zimbabwe Denis Watson
Watson won with eagle on second extra hole
Eger, Morgan, Ozaki, and Quigley eliminated with birdie on first hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT

Note: The U.S. Open was the only major Eaks played.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut

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