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Eric Axley |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/22/1974
College: East Tennessee State

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Eric Axley returns to Greensboro, North Carolina, for this week's Wyndham Championship and enters the fray 185th in the FedExCup standings.
Since the inception of the FEC Playoffs in 2007, Axley has qualified once, finishing 63rd in the final standings in 2008. Barring a win this week, his playoff-appearance resume will remain unchanged. Axley has one PGA TOUR title in 176 career starts, that coming in 2006 at the Valero Texas Open, a year too soon for FEC consideration. Two weeks later, he finished T3 at this tournament, when it was known as the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, but it was at the former venue of Forest Oaks CC. That T3-showing however, remains his second-best career performance on TOUR to date and tops in five trips to the Piedmont Triad. He missed the cut here last year and in 2009, cashing a T41 in 2008. On the season, the 41-year-old has a pair of T22s (McGladrey, Puerto Rico Open) on 20 starts, missing 13 cuts. Aug 18 - 4:43 PM
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Eric Axley followed his opening, three-eagle 67 at the RBC Canadian Open with a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-34=68 to post 9-under 135 at the midpoint, five strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Despite his fireworks on Thursday, this may have been better golf today. After all, he striped only six (of 14) fairways and missed seven greens in regulation but escaped with a spotless scorecard. Axley's greatest test to keep it clean came at the par-4 ninth where he holed out for par from off the green nine yards away. His longest of four birdies traveled 27'7" at the par-3 12th.
Jul 24 - 5:37 PM

Eric Axley converted three eagles en route to a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the RBC Canadian Open.

Axley went out in the second threesome off the 10th tee at Glen Abbey Golf Club today and hit 12 greens in regulation. After six pars to start, he knocked in his first eagle from only 37 inches at the par-5 16th hole. The second eagle-3 disappeared from 37'5" at the par-5 18th. The lefty then double-bogeyed the par-4 first, but bounced back with a birdie from 13'9" at the par-5 second. He chased that with the shot of the day at the par-4 third. After striping his drive 327 yards into the fairway, Axley jarred his approach from 117 yards for the third eagle. He parred in, including a save from 11'3" at the par-3 seventh. He was the clubhouse leader at the time he signed his card but didn't sit atop the leaderboard. The 41-year-old is the first on the PGA TOUR this season with three eagles in one round. The last to achieve the feat was John Huh at Torrey Pines North in the first round of the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open.
Jul 23 - 11:59 AM

Eric Axley returns for his third look at Glen Abbey Golf Club at this week's RBC Canadian Open.

The lefty finished T20 in his 2008 Glen Abbey debut before missing the cut the following year. Axley is just 6-for-18 on the season This puts him at 183rd on the FedExCup leaderboard. He's losing 1.064 strokes:tee-to-green each round, ranking 189th on TOUR. Axley has a solid track record north of the border, but gamers shouldn't rely on history to repeat itself.
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Jul 22 - 7:53 PM

Eric Axley arrives in Cromwell, Connecticut, looking for a strong performance at this week's Travelers Championship.

Axley enters the week ranked 185th in the FedExCup standings, earning paychecks in just four of his 10 starts this season. He finished T42 here last year, but is just 2-for-5 in his career at TPC River Highlands. Gamers can take a look in very deep leagues, but he should be off the radar in most fantasy formats this week.
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Jun 24 - 8:25 PM

Eric Axley returns to the Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2009 and enters the week slotted 183rd in FedExCup points.

It's been six years since Axley last paid homage to Quail Hollow, missing the cut in 2009, his last of three consecutive trunk-slams at the WFC. The 41-year-old veteran (who turns 42 on the 22nd of this month), opened with 1-under-par 71 in both 2008 and 2009 prior to missing the cut, so there is some potential for the veteran to make the weekend. That said, Axley has missed seven of his last nine cuts on TOUR and eight of 11 overall this season, so that potential remains slight.
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May 12 - 9:07 PM

Eric Axley has gained entry into this week's Valero Texas Open.

Axley was 10th alternate when the field was released on Friday, but he was given the last sponsor exemption when Scott Verplank withdrew before noon local time today in San Antonio. The lefty's only PGA TOUR victory occurred at the VTO in 2006, but he's 0-for-3 at TPC San Antonio (which debuted in 2010). He's cashed in three of nine starts this season with a pair of T22s. It's disappointing news for all gamers that latched onto his mild resurgence in 2014.
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Mar 23 - 12:58 PM

Erix Axley shot 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his opening round of the Puerto Rico Open.

The lefty is making his first start since Pebble Beach and since he fell six spots to 37th in the reshuffle at the conclusion of the West Coast Swing. After returning with fully exempt status this season, it's been a disappointing result overall as Axley has cashed just twice in eight starts. However, he's on the inside track to his third payday. Today, he hit 13 greens in regulation and traded three birdies with two bogeys before coming to rest two strokes off the early clubhouse lead.
Mar 5 - 10:54 AM

Eric Axley enters this week's Puerto Rico Open ranked 176th in the FedExCup standings.

The lefty has started the season by missing cuts in six of his first eight events. His history at this event is above average, but not outstanding. Axley holds a 3-for-5 record at the Puerto Rico Open with last year's T24 being his best finish. Entering the week ranked 51st in the strokes gained:putting, it will be a matter of tee-to-green that determines his fate this week.
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Mar 4 - 8:51 AM

Eric Axley painted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of the Humana Challenge at Palmer Private at PGA West.

The lefty went 5-for-5 in scrambling and curled in six birdies, including respective conversions from 14'4" and 11'8" at Nos. 5 and 8. His only payday in five starts entering the week was a T22 at The McGladrey Classic. Despite its singular value, it lifted him 16 spots in the Web.com Tour Reshuffle since he started so low. Axley will try La Quinta Country Club on for size in Friday's second round. He's three strokes in arrears of the overnight lead.
Jan 22 - 6:54 PM

Eric Axley tied for 22nd in The McGladrey Classic, and that finish is good enough to place him 136th in the FedExCup standings.

The Web.com Tour Finals grad broke 70 in three of his four laps around Sea Island in The McGladrey Classic. They stand as his only sub-70 rounds of the 2014-15 season. He is a veteran of 160 PGA TOUR events, with a win at the 2006 Valero Texas Open serving as one of his five top-10 finishes. Over the years, he's turned into a bit of a journeyman, playing not only the PGA TOUR but also the Web.com Tour and several mini-tours.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 08:06:00 PM

Eric Axley has been added to the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

The lefty was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He may have received the final sponsor exemption into the tournament, but Fabian Gomez could have been the benefactor as well. Only one gained entry on merit officially. Axley is 1-for-3 with a T22 at The McGladrey Classic and ranks 121st in FedExCup points. That lone payday will bump him over a dozen spots in the reshuffle at the conclusion of this week's stop in México. Given that he earned his card by just $31.66 at the Web.com Tour Finals, he's evolving into a nice story. He missed the cut in his only previous appearance at El Camaleón in 2010.
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Mon, Nov 10, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Eric Axley settled for a 2-under-par, 34-34=68 in the open qualifier at Dragon Ridge Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada, for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, four strokes too high to join the playoff for a berth into the tournament proper.

The Web.com Tour Finals grad survived the four-spotter for last week's Frys.com Open, but missed the cut in the PGA TOUR event by seven strokes. Other notables that fell short at this week's OQ include: 65--Ted Purdy; Craig Kanada; Jeff Gove; Luke List ... 66--rookie Byron Smith; Andrew Loupe; Frank Lickliter II; Craig Barlow; Parker McLachlin; John Mallinger; Stephen Gangluff; Bubba Dickerson; Jin Park ... 67--Tim Petrovic; Vaughn Taylor; Brad Elder; Edward Loar ... 68--Greg Chalmers; Tim Herron; Kent Jones; Scott McCarron; Chris Smith; Chris Riley; Jason Allred; Steve Allan ... 69--Rod Pampling; David Branshaw ... 70--Brad Fritsch; Michael Letzig; D.J. Brigman ... 71--rookie Oscar Fraustro; Marc Turnesa; Mathew Goggin; Brad Adamonis; Eric Meierdierks ... 73--Cameron Beckman; Ben Kohles ... 78--Ernie González.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Eric Axley completed the Web.com Tour Finals with $36,311.66, good for the 50th and final position in the series.

Along with giving the 25 graduates of the Web.com Tour an opportunity to rise in in the ranks, 25 others would receive fully exempt status on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR via earnings in four tournaments. Axley cashed in all four, but placed no better than T12 in the second leg at the Chiquita Classic. However, his aggregate was enough to squeeze out former PGA TOUR member Roberto Castro by $31.66. The top 24 receiving cards are as follows (* = rookie; opening position in the reshuffle in parentheses): Bud Cauley (4); Colt Knost (6); John Peterson (7); Richard Sterne (9); *Zac Blair (11); Sam Saunders (13); Jim Herman (15); David Lingmerth (17); *Tom Hoge (19); Greg Owen (21); Tom Gillis (23); *Whee Kim (25); *Scott Pinckney (27); Tyrone Van Aswegen (29); Sean O'Hair (31); Heath Slocum (33); J.J. Henry (35); *Nick Taylor (37); Hudson Swafford (39); Alex Prugh (41); *Oscar Fraustro (43); *Sung Joon Park (45); Chad Collins (47); *Carlos Sainz, Jr. (49).
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Eric Axley has a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card in his sights at the Web.com Tour Championship.

Axley finished 184th in the FedExCup standings, affording him the opportunity to play the Web.com Tour Finals. The top 25 players on the Finals money list not already holding a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card will earn fully exempt status. He is currently 27th on that list, having made each of his three cuts in the Web.com Tour Finals, highlighted by a T12 at the Chiquita Classic.
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Tue, Sep 16, 2014 09:24:00 PM