Blake Adams

    Blake Adams

    Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

    Weight: 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)

    Birthday: August 27, 1975

    College: University of Georgia, Georgia Southern

    Year turned pro: 2001

    Birthplace:Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

    Country: USA

    Sponsor: HYATT, TEMPUSJETS, TaylorMade, Adidas, Genie

    Adams was raised in Dalton, Georgia, and attended College at both the University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. After graduating with a degree in sociology in 2001 Adams turned professional the same year.

    After turning professional Adams was severely hampered by injury, and spent several years participating on mini-tours, before he finally joined the Nationwide Tour in 2007. His first season on the Nationwide Tour was uneventful; he made the cut just five times out of sixteen starts, and made just $23,270 in prize money. The following season was slightly more successful for Adams, although he still only started on a limited number of occasions. Adams earned $63,701 in prize money over the season and succeeded in obtaining a full-time Nationwide Tour card for the following season.

    This was to be the most successful season so far for Adams, as he achieved two second place tournament finishes and earned $399,749, an amount which broke records for a single season’s earnings on the Nationwide tour without a win. The success Adams achieved in 2009 led to him being promoted to the PGA Tour for 2010.

    Although Adams’ first PGA Tour season was not spectacularly successful, he did finish in a three way tie for second place at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas. This achievement earned him $485,333, which meant that his winnings topped $820,000 over the season. This is turn meant that Adams finished the 2010 season in 47th place on the money list, and secured his place on the Tour for the following season.

    Adams isn’t just good at golf, he was a star basketball player at high school. Adams has said that his parents are his heroes, and he still wears black each Sunday as a sigh of respect to his father who died on Easter Sunday in 2004.

    As of the end of 2014 Adams was yet to achieve a win on the PGA Tour and had amassed prize money of $3,396,935.