|Full name||Woody T. Blackburn|
July 26, 1951|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)|
|College||University of Florida|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T47: 1985|
|U.S. Open||T45: 1982|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1985|
|PGA Championship||T40: 1985|
Blackburn was born in Pikeville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Buster Bishop's Florida Gators men's golf team from 1972 to 1975. Blackburn was a member of the Gators' 1973 Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship and NCAA Championship golf team, together with future fellow PGA Tour golfers Phil Hancock, Gary Koch and Andy Bean. Blackburn was a second-team All-SEC selection and an All-American during the Gators' championship season. He graduated from Florida with bachelor's degree in journalism in 1973, and turned professional in 1975.
Blackburn's first win after turning pro came in 1976 at the Walt Disney World National Team Championship with playing partner Billy Kratzert. He had a notably bad run of missing the cut in twenty of twenty-one tournaments and lost his PGA card in 1984, and was forced to requalify for the tour with the rookies. His second PGA Tour win came at the 1985 Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open. En route to his first and only individual PGA victory, Blackburn set the 54-hole scoring record at −18-under-par (198), which Tiger Woods tied in 2008. He also finished in a five-way tie for first at the 1981 Quad Cities Open, but lost in a playoff to Dave Barr. His best finish in a major was a tie for fortieth at the 1985 PGA Championship.
Blackburn currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Nov 7, 1976||Walt Disney World National Team Championship
(with Billy Kratzert)
|−28 (63-68-63-66=260)||Playoff||Gay Brewer & Bobby Nichols|
|2||Aug 7, 1985||Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open||−19 (66-66-66-71=269)||Playoff||Ron Streck|
- PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1976||Walt Disney World National Team Championship
(with Billy Kratzert)
|Gay Brewer & Bobby Nichols||Won with birdie on third extra hole|
|2||1981||Quad Cities Open|| Dave Barr, Frank Conner,
Dan Halldorson, Victor Regalado
|Barr won with par on eighth extra hole|
Conner, Halldorson, and Regalado eliminated with birdie on first hole
|3||1985||Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open||Ron Streck||Won with par on fourth extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
- Florida Men's Golf 2011 Media Supplement, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 34, 37, 39, 41 (2010). Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- Robbie Andreu, "Top 25 Gator teams: #8 1973 Men's golf," Gainesville Sun (June 18, 2009). Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- GatorZone.com, Men's Golf, SEC Honors. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- 2008–09 Florida Gators Men's Golf Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 36 (2008). Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- Associated Press, "Blackburn Grabs 1-Shot Lead in Milwaukee Open," Sarasota Herald-Tribune, p. 3C (September 14, 1984). Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- Associated Press, "Miserable playoff has happy ending," Boca Raton News, p. 3C (February 18, 1985). Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- Associated Press, "Blackburn Works Overtime At San Diego For 1st Win," Palm Beach Post, pp. 1C & 5C (February 18, 1985). Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- Associated Press, "Tiger Builds Lead to Eight at Torrey," Golf Channel (January 26, 2008). Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- Associated Press, "Barr Wins Quad Cities Open," Palm Beach Post, p. B7 (July 20, 1981). Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- Golf Major Championships, Players, Woody Blackburn. Retrieved April 20, 2010.