Jay Don Blake

Jay Don Blake (born October 28, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour; he currently plays on the PGA Tour Champions.

Jay Don Blake
Personal information
Full nameJay Don Blake
Born (1958-10-28) October 28, 1958 (age 61)
St. George, Utah
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSt. George, Utah
CollegeUtah State University
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins7
Highest ranking63 (June 28, 1992)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
PGA Tour Champions3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT27: 1991
PGA ChampionshipT13: 1991
U.S. OpenT6: 1992
The Open ChampionshipT64: 1991

Blake was born and raised in St. George, Utah, where he attended Dixie High School, graduating in 1977. Blake learned the game of golf on the public Dixie Red Hills Golf Course.[2] He attended Utah State University in Logan and was a member of the golf team. He won the 1980 NCAA Championship and was named NCAA Player of the Year in 1981. He turned pro in 1981 and joined the PGA Tour in 1987.

Although Blake has but one win on the PGA Tour, he earned a spot in the top-125 for 15 consecutive years after joining the tour in 1987. He has more than 3 dozen top-10 finishes in official PGA Tour events, including more than a half-dozen 2nds and 3rds. Blake's career year was 1991 when he had six top-10 finishes including one Tour win, $563,854 in earnings, and finished 21st on the final money list;[3] he also had a win in international competition that year. His best finish in a major championship is T6 at the 1992 U.S. Open.[4]

In his late 40s, Blake played mostly in Nationwide Tour events. He began play on the Champions Tour in 2009. He earned his first win in September 2011 at the Songdo IBD Championship in South Korea. He picked up his second win in the same year at the season ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Blake lives in St. George, Utah.

Amateur wins (1)Edit

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Feb 17, 1991 Shearson Lehman Brothers Open –20 (69-65-67-67=268) 2 strokes   Bill Sander

Other wins (3)Edit

Champions Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 18, 2011 Songdo IBD Championship –13 (68-67-68=203) Playoff   John Cook,   Mark O'Meara,
  Peter Senior
2 Nov 6, 2011 Charles Schwab Cup Championship –8 (71-68-66-71=276) 2 strokes   Michael Allen,   Mark Calcavecchia,
  Jay Haas,   Loren Roberts
3 Aug 26, 2012 Boeing Classic –10 (68-70-68=206) Playoff   Mark O'Meara

Champions Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2011 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am   John Cook Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2011 Songdo IBD Championship   John Cook,   Mark O'Meara,
  Peter Senior
Won with birdie on fifth extra hole
O'Meara and Senior eliminated with par on third hole
3 2012 Boeing Classic   Mark O'Meara Won with birdie on second extra hole

Playoff recordEdit

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1991 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament   Isao Aoki,   Seve Ballesteros,
  Larry Nelson
Nelson won with par on fourth extra hole
Ballesteros eliminated by birdie on third hole
Blake eliminated by par on first hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T24 T18
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T25 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T27 CUT T45
U.S. Open CUT T6 T62 CUT CUT
The Open Championship T64
PGA Championship WD T13 T76 T66 CUT CUT CUT T56
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT T64
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 5
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 27 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1992 U.S. Open - 1993 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in senior majorsEdit

Results are not in chronological order prior to 2017.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
The Tradition T47 T18 T21 T34 T72 T20 T53
Senior PGA Championship T28 T8 T27 T29 T66 CUT T59 75
U.S. Senior Open T22 T35
Senior Players Championship T15 T33 T13 T20 T36 T54 T9 T23 74
Senior British Open Championship CUT T3 CUT T10 CUT T40
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place


  1. ^ "Week 26 1992 Ending 28 Jun 1992" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dixie Red Hills Golf Course Information".
  3. ^ "Jay Don Blake – Performance". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jay Don Blake". Golf Major Championships. Retrieved April 21, 2017.

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