Jay Don Blake

    Jay Don Blake

    Height: 6 ft. 2 in 

    Weight: 190 lbs 

    Birthday: 10/28/1958

    College:  Utah State University

    Turned Pro: 1981 

    Birthplace: St. George, Utah

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Titleist


    Blake had a very successful college career, playing at his native Utah State University. In 1980, he won the individual NCAA Championship and was subsequently named the NCAA College Player of the Year. He turned pro in 1981. He toiled on the mini tours for a number of years before finding his feet. He won a card for the 1987 PGA Tour after qualifying at the Q School event.

    On his first year on Tour, Blake managed to finish in the top 25 eight times, with one of them being a top 10. He finished his rookie season 116th on the money list. It was in 1991 that Blake had a breakout season and captured his one and only PGA Tour win. It came at the Shearson Lehman Brothers Open when he shot four rounds in the 60s to beat Bill Sander by two shots. This was one of six top 10s that season and Blake finished 21st on the money list.

    Blake would go on to have a number of close calls in future years. He finished runner up on five occasions in the next seven seasons. He lost his full card in 2004 and played mainly on the Nationwide Tour for a number of years without great success. When he turned 50 years old in 2009, Blake started to play on the Champions Tour. In 2011, he won two tournaments. He won the Song do IBD Championship after a four man play-off with John Cook, Mark O’Meara and Peter Senior. He also lost in a play-off to John Cook at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Blake finished the year 4th on the money list. 2012 brought another win, this time after defeating Mark O’Meara in a play-off at the Boeing Classic. He also had two runner ups on his way to finishing the year 5th in the standings.