Blaine McCallister (born October 17, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour.

Blaine McCallister
Personal information
Born (1958-10-17) October 17, 1958 (age 60)
Fort Stockton, Texas
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceJacksonville, Florida
Career
CollegeUniversity of Houston
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT48: 1992
PGA ChampionshipT19: 1990
U.S. OpenT19: 1993
The Open ChampionshipT57: 1990

McCallister was born in Fort Stockton, Texas. He attended the University of Houston[1] and was a member of the golf team. His college roommates were future fellow professional golfer Fred Couples and future CBS Sports golf host Jim Nantz.[2] McCallister turned pro in 1981.[1]

McCallister joined the PGA Tour in 1982. He had a total of five wins on the PGA Tour, all of which came in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As he entered his forties, McCallister began to split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He established the tournament record of 265 at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic, which is his sole win on the Nationwide Tour.[2]

After turning 50 in October 2008, McCallister began playing on the Champions Tour.[2]

McCallister is naturally left-handed but plays the game mix-handed; he writes left-handed, strikes the ball right-handed and putts left-handed.[2] He lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Professional wins (8)Edit

PGA Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 17, 1988 Hardee's Golf Classic −19 (68-62-63-68=261) 3 strokes   Dan Forsman
2 Mar 5, 1989 Honda Classic −22 (70-67-65-64=266) 4 strokes   Payne Stewart
3 Sep 17, 1989 Bank of Boston Classic −13 (67-67-71-66=271) 1 stroke   Brad Faxon
4 Oct 6, 1991 H.E.B. Texas Open −11 (66-64-69-70=269) Playoff   Gary Hallberg
5 Sep 26, 1993 B.C. Open −13 (68-71-65-67=271) 1 stroke   Denis Watson

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1986 Bank of Boston Classic   Gene Sauers Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 1991 H.E.B. Texas Open   Gary Hallberg Won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2000 Compaq Classic of New Orleans   Carlos Franco Lost to par on second extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit

Australasian Tour wins (1)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT T25 T17
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT T48 CUT
U.S. Open T56 T46 T19 CUT T97
The Open Championship T57
PGA Championship T19 T57 T62 T36 CUT CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T34
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 7
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 4 23 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1990 U.S. Open – 1992 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "PGA Tour profile – Blaine McCallister". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "PGA Tour Media Guide – Blaine McCallister". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 23, 2013.

External linksEdit