R. W. Eaks

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

R. W. Eaks
Personal information
Full nameRobert W. Eaks
Born (1952-05-22) May 22, 1952 (age 69)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceFountain Hills, Arizona
Career
CollegeUniversity of Northern Colorado
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour3
PGA Tour Champions4
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1986, 1990
The Open ChampionshipDNP

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

Nike 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   Brandel Chamblee,   Ed Humenik,
  Dick Mast
2 Mar 21, 1993 Nike Louisiana Open −15 (67-63-72-71=273) 2 strokes   Karl Kimball
3 Sep 14, 1997 Nike San Jose Open −16 (68-66-71-67=272) 2 strokes   Mark Carnevale,   Chris DiMarco,
  Steve Lamontagne,   J. L. Lewis,
  Iain Steel

Nike Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1996 Nike Ozarks Open   Stewart Cink Lost to birdie on third extra hole

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   Bruce Vaughan
2 Sep 16, 2007 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn −17 (63-66-70=199) 2 strokes   Jay Haas,   Rod Spittle
3 Jul 20, 2008 3M Championship −23 (65-63-65=193) 6 strokes   Gary Hallberg,   Bernhard Langer
4 Sep 14, 2008 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn −16 (61-68-71=200) 4 strokes   Tom Kite,   Tom Jenkins

Champions Tour playoff record (0–3)

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

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
U.S. Open CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
Note: Eaks only played in the U.S. Open.

See alsoEdit

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