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Philip Arnold Blackmar (born September 22, 1957) is an American professional golfer. He played on the PGA Tour from 1985 to 2000 and on the Champions Tour from 2007 to 2012. He was the tallest player on the PGA Tour during his time on tour, standing 6'7".

Phil Blackmar
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Personal information
Full namePhilip Arnold Blackmar
Born (1957-09-22) September 22, 1957 (age 61)
San Diego, California
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight245 lb (111 kg; 17.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceCorpus Christi, Texas
SpouseCarol (née Bragdon)
Children4
Career
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Turned professional1980
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
PGA Tour Champions1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT33: 1998
PGA ChampionshipT6: 1997
U.S. OpenT35: 1986
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1997

Blackmar was born in San Diego, California. He played college golf at the University of Texas where he was a three-time All-Southwest Conference selection. He graduated in 1979 with a degree in finance and turned pro in 1980.

Blackmar played on mini-tours for a few years before earning his 1985 PGA Tour card by finishing second at the 1984 qualifying school. He won three PGA Tour events, all in playoffs: 1985 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, 1988 Provident Classic, and 1997 Shell Houston Open. He stopped playing the tour after the 2000 season and worked as an analyst and commentator for U.S. TV networks.

After turning 50 in September 2007, Blackmar began playing on the Champions Tour. He won his first Champions Tour event in 2009 at the AT&T Championship by one stroke over three players. He went 36 holes bogey-free over the weekend in San Antonio, Texas.

Blackmar is married to the former Carol Bragdon, who is the head coach of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi women's golf team and has four children.

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Professional wins (5)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 28, 1985 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-
Greater Hartford Open
−17 (72-67-64-68=271) Playoff   Jodie Mudd,   Dan Pohl
2 Aug 18, 1988 Provident Classic −24 (66-64-69-65=264) Playoff   Payne Stewart
3 May 4, 1997 Shell Houston Open −12 (68-71-67-70=276) Playoff   Kevin Sutherland

PGA Tour playoff record (3–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1985 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open   Jodie Mudd,   Dan Pohl Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1988 Provident Classic   Payne Stewart Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 1997 Shell Houston Open   Kevin Sutherland Won with birdie on first extra hole

Champions Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning vcore Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Oct 25, 2009 AT&T Championship −10 (72-67-64=203) 1 stroke   Andy Bean,   Jay Haas,   Tom Kite

Other wins (1)Edit

this list is incomplete

  • 1983 Missouri Open

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T45
U.S. Open T43 CUT T35
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T65 T53 T40 T53
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Masters Tournament T33
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship T73 CUT T47 T6 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 7
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1 19 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1985 PGA – 1989 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
The Players Championship T64 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T3 T2 CUT CUT CUT T53 T66
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

See alsoEdit

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