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Eric Axley

  • Birthplace: Athens, Tenn.
  • Residence: Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Birthdate: April 22, 1974
  • Age: 33 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1997
  • College: East Tennessee State
  • Eligibility Code: 10

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Player Notes

Almost gave up the game after a mountain-biking accident in the late 90s. Two-time Tear Drop tour Champion?Two-time Hooters tour Champion in 2002?Earned a win on the Nationwide Tour in 2005 he got it at the Rex Hospital Open which was only his second start of the year and sixth career start on the Nationwide Tour. Making the win even more dramatic, he was a Monday qualifier?Won the Capitol City Open?Took home his first ever NGA/Hooters Tour win and first professional win since 1997 when he made an eagle on the first playoff hole two win in 2002.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 2005 Rex Hospital Open

Career Summary

2005 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 70 ; in money -14; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.46 (ranked 19th); money - $227,997 (ranked 16th); Winner, Rex Hospital Open.

2006 Notes
Was the eight southpaw in PGA Tour history to win, jumping for 197 in the world rankings to 73rd.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 89; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $1,274,580; (ranked 73rd); best finish - Win at the Valero Texas Open

2006 Stats
scoring average - 71.29 / (122nd); driving distance - 294.6 / (61st); driving accuracy - 63.6% / (92nd); GIR - 65.7% / (88th); putting - 1.748 / (16th); birdie average - 3.72 per rd / (40th) / total birdies - 331; sand saves - 39.5% / (185th); all-around; rank - 648 / (58th)

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