Blake's favorites: Italian food, tweeting and the 49ers

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Jay Don Blake won twice in 2011 on the Champions Tour.
March 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