Blake's favorites: Italian food, tweeting and the 49ersMarch 29, 2012
Dave Senko, Champions Tour staff
The 1980 NCAA golf champion while playing at Utah State, Jay Don Blake had a breakthrough year on the Champions Tour in 2011. In addition to capturing his first Champions Tour title at the Songdo IBD Championship, Blake later went on to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, which led to a fourth-place finish on both the Charles Schwab Cup points list as well as the 2011 money list with $1,531,877. Blake joined Tom Lehman, John Cook and Fred Couples as multiple winners on the Champions Tour last year.
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Favorite TV programs -- "Castle" and "American Idol"
Favorite non-golf sport to watch on TV -- Basketball, football, baseball
Favorite music on the iPod -- Mostly Top 40 but I do have a variety. Also enjoy the Pussycat Dolls.
Favorite team as a kid -- San Francisco 49ers
Would love to trade places for a day with -- A bird. It would be cool just to fly around!
Favorite computer bookmarks -- PGATOUR.COM, to check scores
First job -- Worked at a club cleaning the clubs that people stored overnight and I also picked up the range
Favorite meal -- A good steak, salad and a baked potato, and then finish it with chocolate cake
Favorite restaurant when on Tour -- Anything Italian
One talent I'd most love to have -- I'd like to be able to play the guitar
Favorite athlete in another sport -- Michael Jordan
Favorite movie -- "The Bodyguard." It was the first movie I saw with my wife, Marci.
My wife would say my worst habit is -- Right now, it's tweeting
Two courses I've never played that I'd love to play -- St. Andrews and Pine Valley
My most memorable vacation was -- Taking my family on a skiing trip to Park City
I'd most like to sit down for a discussion with and why -- My father ... always loved the conversations
What I drive -- A BMW, GMC Yukon XL and a Camaro
My most memorable shot was -- Made a hole in one on a par 4 at Logan Country Club (No. 8, driver) during my college days.
Favorite charity -- Jubilee of Trees in St. George (Utah), which supports the Dixie Regional Medical Center
Cell phone special ring -- Zac Brown Band, "Toes"
If I'm not playing golf, I enjoy -- All sports, everything outdoors and doing things with my family
My Bucket List -- Become a pilot