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Eric Axley |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/22/1974
College: East Tennessee State

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Eric Axley chased his opening 68 at the Puerto Rico Open with a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round to post 10-under 134, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
We'd say that the lefty is turning back the clock, but even that time machine doesn't have a setting. He converted seven birdies against only one bogey today. This is the first time that he's connected subpar scores since the middle round of the 2012 Sanderson Farms Championship. Mar 7 - 1:51 PM

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Eric Axley crafted a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in his opening round of the Puerto Rico Open.

Every once in a while, even a left-handed squirrel finds a nut. The one-time PGA TOUR winner hasn't made any noise on the PGA TOUR in some time. In fact, today's score is his first red number in an opening round since a 2-under 70 at the 2009 Reno-Tahoe Open (when it was still a stroke-play event). The 68 is his lowest lid-lifter since a 67 at the Zurich Classic in May of that same season. Axley landed 13 greens in regulation today and circled five birdies against one bogey. He walked off positioned two strokes back of the clubhouse lead.
Mar 6 - 5:25 PM

Eric Axley was one of two golfers to survive a four-way playoff at the open qualifier for this week's McGladrey Classic.

The one-time PGA TOUR winner submitted a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in regulation thanks to four birdies against two bogeys at Brunswick (Ga.) Country Club. He and the cross-handed Josh Broadaway (33-35=68; 6 birdies, 4 bogeys) then outlasted Darron Stiles (35-33=68; 3 birdies, 1 bogey) and Phil Hendrickson (33-35=68; 4 birdies, 2 bogeys) for the final two berths. Medalist honors were shared by Kyle Reifers (3-under 31-36=67; 4 birdies, 1 bogey) and James Vargas (35-32=67; 5 birdies, 2 bogeys). The field for the tournament proper at Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course is now complete at 132.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Eric Axley has been added to the published field of this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

The lefty was the fifth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry following 11 withdrawals today. He withdrew in Puerto Rico in what was his only other start on the PGA TOUR this year. The only bank deposit he's made following a TOUR event over the last three seasons occurred after he tied for 49th at this tournament last year.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Eric Axley turned in a 2-under-par 34-35=69 at The Resort at Glade Springs' Cobb Course in today's open qualifier for The Greenbrier Classic, four strokes outside the number necessary to join the playoff for the final two tee times into the tournament proper.

Axley tied for 24th today. He has status on the PGA TOUR as a Past Champion, but he's just 0-for-1 with a withdrawal in Puerto Rico this season. He's cashed in two of his four starts on the Tour and has made a couple of starts on the NGA Tour. Other notables that failed to qualify for Greenbrier include: 66--Drew Weaver ... 67--Arjun Atwal; Frank Lickliter II; Marc Turnesa; Corbin Mills ... 68--Nick O'Hern; Kyle Reifers ... 69--Mike Van Sickle ... 70--Brendon Todd; Mathias Grönberg; Andrew McLardy ... 71--Steve Allan ... 72--Ted Purdy; Jeff Quinney; Kyle Thompson ... 74--Fran Quinn.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 06:28:00 PM

Since withdrawing from the Puerto Rico Open in early March with a hand injury, Eric Axley has been limited to one start on the Tour.

The lefty shared 49th place at last week's South Georgia Classic, but he's fallen short in a pair of open qualifiers on the PGA TOUR (Valero Texas Open, Wells Fargo Championship).
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Eric Axley withdrew from the Puerto Rico Open during his second round due to a hand injury, according to Golf Digest's Max Adler on Twitter.

The lefty completed 10 holes today in 5-over-par. He was 9-over through 28 holes and facing terrible odds to survive the cut anyway. Because he has Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR, we'll add him to our Injury Report, but the one-time winner has no fantasy value.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Eric Axley turned in a bogey-free, 6-under-par 66 at today's four-spotter for the Puerto Rico Open, earning a berth into the tournament proper.

The one-time PGA TOUR winner scattered six birdies on the River Course at Rio Mar Beach Resort in Rio Grande to share runner-up honors with Garrett Osborn (1 eagle, 7 birdies, 3 bogeys) and John Stoltz (1 eagle, 4 birdies; all on holes 11-16). Jon Curran was the medalist with an 8-under 64 that included nine birdies and one bogey. The field at Trump International Golf Club is now complete at 132.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Eric Axley has been added to the published field of this week's Reno-Tahoe Open.

Axley started the week no higher than 31st alternate, yet earned a berth on merit when Jim McGovern passed on a spot this morning. The lefty is 1-for-2 on the PGA TOUR this year with a T49 at the True South Classic two weeks ago.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 01:29:00 PM

Eric Axley was added to the published field of this week's True South Classic.

The lefty started the week no higher than 15th alternate. He gained entry thanks to two withdrawals today. While he's competed in 142 PGA TOUR events, his victory at the 2006 Texas Open still accounts for over 26 percent of his career earnings. He missed the cut in San Antonio in his only previous appearance this season. Axley shot a 68 in the open qualifier on Monday, three strokes too high to force a playoff for the final of four berths.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 11:08:00 AM

Eric Axley shot 1-under-par 71 in the Monday qualifier for the Puerto Rico Open, four strokes too high to earn an exemption into the tournament proper.

The one-time PGA TOUR winner hasn't posted a top 25 on the circuit in his last 45 starts dating back to September 2008. He didn't cash in either of his starts last year. Other notables that failed to qualify today include Bubba Dickerson (72), David Morland IV (72), Kevin Tway (72), John Peterson (73), Ted Purdy (74), Andrew Giuliani (75) and Mike Van Sickle (76).
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 03:23:00 PM

Eric Axley submitted a 33-35=68 as his score for today's four-spotter for The Greenbrier Classic, finishing one stroke back of the playoff for the final berth into the field.

Axley was a suspicious withdrawal before his second round of the Viking Classic. It was never released publicly why he withdrew after one round. He opened with an 84, so you can draw your own conclusion. Now that he's recorded one competitive round, we'll remove him from our Injury Report.
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 10:06:00 PM

Eric Axley withdrew from the Viking Classic before his second round today.

The lefty was scheduled to go off in the first group on the 10th tee at 1:40 p.m. CT. He opened with an ugly, 12-over-par 43-41=84 that included seven bogeys and three doubles. He hit five (of 14) fairways and only two greens in regulation. He has Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR, so we'll add him to our Injury Report. If an explanation for today's decision is released, we will relay it to you.
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 01:37:00 PM

Eric Axley posted a Monday qualifying round of 5-under-par 67 at the Lake Caroline Golf Club for the Viking Classic.

Axley has split time this season between the Nationwide and PGA Tours. His only made cut this season came at the U.S. Open, where he tied for 63rd place. The other three Monday qualifiers also posted rounds of 5-under-par and they are Jordan Payne, Rocky Cleland and Daniel Mitchell.
Source: Gulf PGA
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 03:43:00 PM

Eric Axley shot 17-under-par 64-63=127 in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Lakes G&CC (Westerville, OH) and Brookside G&CC (Worthington, OH), respectively, recording a seven-stroke victory and earning one of 15 berths up for grabs at the site.

In a word, wow. Who knew Axley still had this kind of punch still in him? The Columbus sectional was once again the deepest of the 13 today because of its vicinity to the Memorial. Also qualifying today are ... 134: Stuart Appleby and Terry Pilkadaris; 135: Bo Van Pelt, Ben Curtis, Alex Cejka, Tom Lehman, Brendon de Jonge and Hugo Leon; 136: Aaron Baddeley; 137: Davis Love III, Derek Lamely, John Mallinger, Harrison Frazar and amateur Alex Martin. Rocco Mediate (137) was the odd man out of a 6-for-5 playoff. Other notables that failed to advance include Bryce Molder (139); Tim Petrovic (139); Memorial champ, Justin Rose (140); Bubba Watson (140); D.J. Trahan (140); Matt Jones (140); Andres Romero (141); Jeff Sluman (141); Bill Haas (142); Rickie Fowler (143); Jeev Milkha Singh (143); J.B. Holmes (144) and John Cook (148).
Tue, Jun 8, 2010 12:06:00 AM