Blake Adams

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Blake Adams
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1975-08-27) August 27, 1975 (age 39)
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Swainsboro, Georgia
Career
College U. of Georgia
Georgia Southern
Turned professional 2001
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T21: 2012
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T7: 2012

Blake Adams (born August 27, 1975) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour.

Early life and career[edit]

Adams was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, but only lived there for two months.[1] His family moved to Dalton, Georgia, where he lived until he was sixteen years old. After his mother re-married, he moved to Eatonton and graduated from Gatewood School, and enrolled at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Adams spent three years at Georgia then transferred to Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2001 and turned professional later that year.

Professional career[edit]

2007–09: Nationwide Tour[edit]

Injuries have plagued Adams throughout his career and he bounced around on the mini-tours until he joined the Nationwide Tour in 2007. In his first full season in 2007, Adams made only 5 of 16 cuts and earned just $23,270.

In 2008, he made 7 of 11 cuts, playing a limited schedule. He had one top 10, earned $63,701, and obtained his full-time Nationwide Tour card for 2009.

Adams had a breakout year in 2009, with seven top-10s between May and August, including a career high finish of solo second place in Canada at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic. In September, he led the Boise Open by four shots after three rounds,[2] but finished again in solo second by a stroke, earning $78,500.[3] Adams earned $399,749 in 2009 and finished third on the Nationwide money list. He shattered the Nationwide Tour's record for single season earnings without a victory; his successful 2009 season secured him a promotion to the PGA Tour for the 2010 season.

2010–present: PGA Tour[edit]

After a top-10 finish in February at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Adams' first notable success came at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas in May 2010; he finished in a three-way tie for second by two strokes, albeit following a disappointing double bogey on the 72nd hole. This result earned him $485,333 and put his winnings over $820,000 for the season, which moved him from 118th to 47th on the 2010 money list, and secured his PGA Tour playing privileges for 2011.

Adams, along with a few other PGA Tour hopefuls, was featured on a NBC special "Ticket to the Tour", which aired on January 2. Adams hosted the weekly "Inside the PGA Tour" on January 12 and was featured in the March 2010 issue of Men's Journal magazine.

Personal life[edit]

Adams lives in Swainsboro, Georgia with his wife and two children.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open T21
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T7

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2012 U.S. Open – present)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What they said: Blake Adams". PGATour.com. May 21, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Adams builds lead to 4 at Boise Open
  3. ^ "Nationwide Tour - Results - Boise Open". PGATour.com. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 

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