Blair O’Neal is an American-born golfer, television personality, retired professional, and model. She never qualified for The LPGA but spent time playing on The Tour in Asia and The LPGA Futures, now called the Symetra Tour. She is best known for her appearances on The Golf Channel’s Reality TV Show, Big Break.
These days, Blair is a host on School of Golf with Martin Hall and the Morning Drive, and she maintains a busy modeling schedule.
She has also been named on Sports Illustrated’s list of the Hottest 50 Athletes of All Time. And she is listed in Golf Magazine’s 18 Most Beautiful Women in Golf.
- Age: 40
- DOB:14 May 1981
- Birthplace: Malcolm, IL
- Nationality: American
- Relationship Status: Married
- Net Worth: There are varying reports about Blair’s net worth, ranging from $1 million to $10 million. None of these are confirmed.
Blair was born in Malcolm, Illinois, on the 14th of May, 1981. She is the only daughter of Robert O’Neal and Londa Cunningham and has two brothers, Bryce and Tyler.
Not long after Blair was born, The O’Neal family moved from Illinois down to Arizona. They set up in the City of Tempe. Eleven miles east of Phoenix, which is where Blair’s love for golf would bloom.
Her golfing talents caught the attention of Colleges across the Country but, Blair decided to accept an offer to her dream college, Arizona State University (ASU). She studied a Degree in Communications, minoring in Sociology, which prepared her for her career in television and media.
O’Neal is married to her fellow ASU alum, Jeff Kaiser and, the couple welcomed their firstborn son, Chrome Andy Keiser on April 7th, 2020.
Blair’s father introduced her to golf when she was eleven years when he enrolled her into a golf academy in Tempe. It did not take long for her to find her feet on the course. Within two years, she was already playing for The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA).
She enjoyed phenomenal success as a junior, gaining selection for The US Junior Ryder Cup team for a showdown against Team Europe at Valderrama in Spain. She also earned a spot on the AJGA Cannon Cup team.
After high school, Blair accepted an offer from Arizona State University, where she joined the ranks of the women’s Sun Devil golf team. During her college years, she won the NCAA Women’s Long Drive Championship on two occasions and never missed or sat out of a single tournament.
Upon graduating, O’Neal decided to turn Pro, leading her to play in Asia. It did not take long before she qualified for The LPGA Futures Tour, now known as The Symetra.
She battled to sustain herself financially for two years. And when she broke her foot, she decided to concentrate on her modeling commitments.
After a three-year sabbatical from all things golf, The Golf Channel contacted Blair to appear in their reality TV series, Big Break. Even though she had no preparation for the show, O’Neal finished runner up in the Prince Edward Island edition.
The show rejuvenated the blonde bombshell’s passion for golf, which prompted her to attempt a comeback. Since she had lost her status on The Futures tour, Blair played on various mini-tours to sharpen her skills.
During this time, Golf Channel asked her to appear on a Big Break Reunion in The Dominican Republic, which she ultimately won. Her earnings from the show gave her the financial runway required to pursue a professional career. Although Blair missed out on an LPGA Tour card for 2011, she did receive full-time status on The Futures Tour.
She played three full seasons on The Futures tour before retiring from the game in 2014. However, she still plays in celebrity golf tournaments. The following year Blair leveraged her education and experience gained from modeling and reality TV to branch into the world of sports broadcasting.
O’Neal hosts a wide variety of golf-related shows for The Golf Channel, Golf.com, and Golf Digest. Shows that Blair hosts include School of Golf, Morning Drive, Hot Tips From a Hot Golfer, Golf’s Sexiest Shots, and What’s In The Bag With Cobra Puma.
Aside from golf, Blair has racked up an impressive modeling portfolio that includes runway shows, magazine covers, television commercials, and print ads. She featured in The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition for three consecutive years and has made multiple sexiest women lists.
Sports Illustrated named her as one of the fifty hottest athletes of all time and Golf Magazine included her in their list of The 18 Most Beautiful Women in Golf.
Outside of her career, O’Neal keeps active through yoga and gym and is an avid foodie and cook. For someone from the desert of Nevada, it is surprising that her favorite food is lobster.
Furthermore, Blair supports The ASU Sun Devils, the Denver Broncos, and The Phoenix Sun.
O’Neal married fellow ASU Alum, Jeff Keiser, on April 27th, 2013. The couple welcomed their firstborn son, Chrome Andy Keiser, on April 7th, 2020.
Keiser is the Senior Director of Finance at PetSmart. Which is an Arizona-based pet superstore chain with over 1,500 locations.
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- Twitter – https://twitter.com/BLAIRONEAL
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