Eric Cole

Eric Cole

Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Age: 34 (June 12, 1988)
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California
Residence: Delray Beach, Florida

Education: Nova Southeastern University
Special Interests: Fishing
Turned Professional: 2009
City plays from: Delray Beach, FL, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 50 from 2022 Korn Ferry Tour (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


None.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

69 - 2021 John Deere Classic (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#409 : 2022 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

Career Largest Paycheck:

$28,000 : 2021 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (2021) (Finished 22)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Earned his first PGA TOUR card via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Recorded five top-10s, including a solo-third at the Lake Charles Championship to highlight a No. 39 finish on the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Eligibility Points List, along with a T3 at the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance which propelled him to a No. 7 finish on the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Eligibility Points List. Finished second on Tour in putts per green in regulation (1.701).

Korn Ferry Tour
The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club - Posted the second top-10 of his Korn Ferry Tour career with rounds of 67-70-67-72 for a 12-under 276 and T7 at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club. The Panama Championship - Recorded a second consecutive top-10, the third of his Korn Ferry Tour career, after rounds of 68-70-69-70 for a 3-under 277 and a T10 at The Panama Championship. Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard - Logged a third consecutive top-10 (after having one in 41 career Korn Ferry Tour starts prior to 2022) as he closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 and totaled a 14-under 269 for T7 at the Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard. Lake Charles Championship - Placed solo third and totaled a 15-under 269, highlighted by his first hole-in-one in tournament play (a 7-iron at the 214-yard par-3 13th in the first round) and a 5-under 66 in the third round, at the Lake Charles Championship. Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance - Opened with a 6-under 66 and closed with three consecutive 4-under 68s to total 18-under 270 and finish T3, matching his career- and season-high finish, at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance, solidifying a place in The Finals 25 for his first PGA TOUR card.

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 4 10 1 1 3 $28,000
2023 1 2 1
2021 3 8 1 1 2 $28,000
(A) - Amateur

Personal


  • His mother, Laura Baugh, was the 1973 LPGA Rookie of the year and finished with 70 top-10s across a 25-year LPGA career. She also won the 1971 U.S. Women's Amateur as a 16-year-old, making her the youngest winner in history at the time. She eventually worked at Sawgrass Country Club for four years as a teaching professional before establishing her own golf school in St. Augustine.
  • His father, Bobby Cole, a native of South Africa, won the 1977 Buick Open on the PGA TOUR, in addition to becoming the youngest winner of the British Amateur as an 18-year-old in 1966.
  • Is a type 1 diabetic.
  • Earned his 54th career Minor League Golf Tour win in December 2021.