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Kris Blanks

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
74
Current Position
To Par: +9
Total Strokes: 73 - 80 : 153
T62   T136
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Warner Robins, GA
  • Residence: Jupiter, Fla.
  • Age: 37
  • Turned Pro: 1995

Nationwide Tour Victories

(1) 2008,Bank of America Open.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$641,725 (48)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

2-- Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular. T5-- Verizon Heritage.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 1, Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Finished second at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular. Previous best finish on TOUR came in 2009, his rookie season, when he finished T7 at the 2009 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Missed his first three cuts this season before making the next three...Making his first start at the Verizon Heritage, was one of just five players to post four sub-par rounds at Harbour Town en route to a T5 finish.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

2-- Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

Other Information

Secured his PGA TOUR card for the 2010 season after successfully making it through the 2009 Q-School. Played his rookie season on the PGA TOUR in 2009, making the cut in nine of 20 starts. Finished the season ranked No. 170 on the money list, with two top-25 finishes. Only career top-10 was a T7 at the U.S. Bank Championship, aided by a second-round 63. Top-10 came in 13th career TOUR start. Made the cut in five of eight starts on the 2009 Nationwide Tour, with three top-25 finishes and a season-best T12 at the Fort Smith Classic. Earned his status on the PGA TOUR after placing 13th on the 2008 Nationwide Tour money list, with $280,588. Followed a T16 finish at the Mexico Open with a T5 effort at the rain-shortened HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship, finishing four shots behind winner Darron Stiles. Making the 44th start of his career, posted rounds of 65-70-69-68 to finish 16-under 272 and gain a one-stroke victory over Bob May at the Bank of America Open. Collected $135,000 to move to No. 5 on the official money list with more than $200,000 in season earnings. Injured his back the week after victory and his play suffered until he finished third at the Chattanooga Classic, where he hit 63 of 72 greens in regulation (T5). Closed the year with a T46 at the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch, where he wore red pants on the final day to honor the tournament host Salesmanship Club. Also a member of the Nationwide Tour in 2005 and 2007. Has never played in a PGA TOUR event. Made the cut in nine of 15 starts on Tour in 2007 after starting the season with no status. Ended the season with six top-25 finishes and No. 67 on the money list, with $90,831. Posted a T3 at the LaSalle Bank Open, finishing two strokes behind champion John Riegger. Only other top-10 came at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open (T7). Finished the season No. 2 in Scoring Average (69.79) and Greens in Regulation (74.70). Made the cut in seven of 17 starts during his rookie season in 2005, with his lone top-25 coming at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic (T21). Winner of the 2004 First City Classic on the Hooters Tour, where he defeated Josh Broadaway in a playoff. It was one of three career wins on that Tour. Lists his dad, who gave him his start in golf, as his hero. His wife, Tami, is a golf professional at Sea Pines CC in Hilton Head, SC, and has beaten him nine times in nine years. She was also the top player on the Ohio State women's golf team from 1990-93 and played in the 1995 U.S. Women's Open. Non-golf related jobs held include bartending. With a father in the Air Force, he lived in Georgia, Texas, Nebraska, Montana and Virginia. As an adult, he's called Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Maryland home. Is named for actor/singer Kris Kristofferson. "My mom thought he was cute, and the movie 'The Rose' was coming out at the time she was pregnant. That's where my name came from."