Eric Booker (golfer)

Eric Booker (born December 21, 1963) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He is currently the men's golf coach at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Eric Booker
Personal information
Born (1963-12-21) December 21, 1963 (age 56)
Pontiac, Michigan
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeMississippi State University
Turned professional1990
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1996
U.S. OpenCUT: 1991
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Booker joined the Nationwide Tour in 1990. He then took a hiatus from the Tour until 1997 and won the Nike Greater Austin Open that year. In 1998 he won the Nike Lehigh Valley Open and recorded nine top-10 finishes en route to a 4th-place finish on the money list, earning his PGA Tour card for 1999. On his rookie year on Tour, he recorded a tied for fourth and tied for third finish. He did not do as well on Tour in 2000 and returned to the Nationwide Tour in 2001, his last year on Tour.

Professional wins (2)Edit

Nike Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Apr 6, 1997 Nike Greater Austin Open −4 (69-71=140)* 1 stroke   Brian Kamm
2 Jun 21, 1998 Nike Lehigh Valley Open −17 (67-67-72-65=271) Playoff   Notah Begay III

*Note: The 1997 Nike Greater Austin Open was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.

Nike Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1998 Nike Lehigh Valley Open   Notah Begay III Won with birdie on ninth extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
U.S. Open CUT
PGA Championship CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
Note: Booker never played in the Masters Tournament or The Open Championship.

See alsoEdit

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