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Kris Blanks |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 11/3/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 220
College: Huntingdon College

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Kris Blanks remains stuck on nine starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $578,156 or 349.837 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
It's fair to wonder how many lives he has left in convincing the PGA TOUR that he's still eligible for the medical. It dates back to last season during which he went just 1-for-8. But Blanks also won on the Web.com Tour in late March, so it's not like he doesn't have a place to play. He cashed in the first two legs of the Web.com Tour Finals, but didn't crack a top 55. The big fella then missed the cut in the back half of the series and hasn't played anywhere since. At this point, our attention is largely practical given his status. His only potential value would be as a last man chosen in large salary games. Nov 27 - 11:59 AM

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Kris Blanks has been removed from the published field of this week's John Deere Classic.

Blanks continues to split his time on the Web.com Tour where he won in late March and ranks 23rd on the money list, but he's just 1-for-8 on the PGA TOUR this season. He still has nine starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $578,156 or 350 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 7 - 11:50 AM

At even-par 69-71=140, Kris Blanks will miss the cut at the Travelers Championship.

He stood at 2-under through 30 holes before tripping home in 2-over with two bogeys and four pars. At the time he signed his card, he sat just outside the cut line with zero hope that it would move in his favor. This drops him to 1-for-8 on the season and leaves him with nine starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $578,156 or 350 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category. Given that he can't burn through all of those starts this season, he just might open 2014-15 with this medical extension running concurrent with status via the Web.com Tour where he's 15th on the money list.
Jun 20 - 6:28 PM

Kris Blanks opened the Travelers Championship with a 1-under-par 34-35=69.

Blanks had our attention because he withdrew from the FedEx St. Jude Classic two weeks ago with an injury to his surgically repaired left shoulder. He went 0-for-2 in scrambling at TPC River Highlands today, but notched his first sub-70 in an opening round of a PGA TOUR event since his last trip in 2012. Blanks would go on to miss the cut following a second-round 73, but he should be buoyed by a pair of notable birdies today. He rolled in three birdies in all, but enjoyed conversions from 12'2" and 30'1" at Nos. 17 and 7, respectively. The big fella is seven strokes of the clubhouse lead.
Jun 19 - 5:11 PM

Kris Blanks is listed in the published field of next week's Travelers Championship.

We'll see about this. With 10 starts remaining on his medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $578,156 and a promotion to the Major Medical category, he's not going to waste a start unless he's absolutely certain he can play. Blanks withdrew after opening last week's stop in Memphis with a 75, citing an injury to his left shoulder. He had surgery on it early in 2013.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 13 - 6:01 PM

Kris Blanks withdrew from the FedEx St. Jude Classic after his opening round due to an injury to his left shoulder.

He signed for a 5-over-par 37-38=75 before calling it quits. He hit seven greens in regulation, but failed to record a birdie or better. It's been over 15 months since he had surgery on the shoulder, but he's yet to turn the corner in the long-term despite picking off a win on the Web.com Tour in late March. Today's decision leaves him with 10 starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $578,156 or 350 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Jun 6 - 9:41 AM

At even-par 70-69-70-71=280, Kris Blanks tied for 48th place at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Blanks has manufactured status on the PGA TOUR in various forms over the last few years. He's played with two medical extensions running concurrently, earned his card at Q School while hurt and laid the foundation for yet another insurance policy with a win earlier this year on the Web.com Tour. He's nothing if not clutch, but today's payday is his first in six starts on the PGA TOUR this season. In fact, he hadn't survived a cut on the circuit since the Greenbrier Classic in July of 2012. He banked $17,326.67 and 19.00 FedExCup points today, leaving 11 starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $578,156 or 350 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
May 18 - 7:36 PM

Kris Blanks has been removed from the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

In his last PGA TOUR-sanctioned action, Blanks won in the state of Louisiana on the Web.com Tour, so he was poised for a special double this week. (He's currently ninth in earnings on that circuit.) Instead, he'll remain stuck on 12 starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 21 - 11:06 AM

Kris Blanks lit up Le Triomphe Country Club for a bogey-free 9-under-par 31-31=62 in the final round of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open and won in a three-hole playoff over Brett Stegmaier.

Blanks began the week as an alternate for the Valero Texas Open on the PGA TOUR, but chose to tee it up in a sure thing rather than taking a chance at getting into TPC San Antonio. The decision proved prudent, as he captured his second career Web.com Tour win. His final round featured nine birdies and nine pars in regulation, then he added a 10th birdie on his third playoff hole for the win at 14-under 270. Blanks began the round tied for 38th, so he was finishing his round at roughly the same time the final pairing was teeing off. He plays out of the Major Medical category on the PGA TOUR, so focusing on finishing inside the top 25 on the Web.com Tour's regular season money list is a great way to hedge his bets for future PGA TOUR status.
Mar 30 - 6:59 PM

At 2-over-par 71-75=146, Kris Blanks missed the cut at the Puerto Rico Open by three strokes.

He hit only nine greens in regulation today and lassoed but a single birdie at the par-4 17th hole. That was smothered by four bogeys on the same nine. This is the fifth time in as many starts this season that he's failed to cash. It leaves him with 12 starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Mar 7 - 8:19 PM

Kris Blanks shot 12-over-par 72-78-77=227 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and will miss the cut.

Blanks totaled just 28 greens in regulation over his 54 holes and dropped in only three birdies. He went 0-for-10 in par-breaker opportunities on the host course today. He's now failed to cash in all four of his starts this season. Today's MC leaves him with 13 starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Feb 8 - 7:53 PM

Kris Blanks completed 36 holes of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 1-over-par 71-72=143 and will miss the cut.

Blanks picked off an eagle-3 in each round but complemented it with just three birdies and squared six bogeys and a double. He hit only 19 greens in regulation. This was his final start via a Major Medical Extension for which he needed no worse than a two-way T4 to retain status. Officially, he fell $257,451 short of meeting the terms. As a result, he'll fall into the graduate reshuffle category where he has a second medical extension affording 14 starts to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Jan 31 - 3:26 PM

Kris Blanks signed for an even-par 37-34=71 following his opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

This was his first live action since the McGladrey Classic where he withdrew due to his shoulder injury after 22 holes. He split 10 (of 14) fairways at TPC Scottsdale today but found only nine greens in regulation and offset an eagle (at the par-5 13th) and one birdie with three bogeys.
Jan 30 - 7:55 PM

Kris Blanks is listed in the published field of next week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Blanks has been sidelined since withdrawing from The McGladrey Classic due to a shoulder injury. We still don't know if it was the left shoulder on which he had surgery on Feb. 28 of last year. Whatever the case, if he doesn't withdraw before his opening round at TPC Scottsale, the big fella will be exhausting the final start on his Major Medical Extension. He needs to bank $257,451 to retain status. The purse at the WMPO is $6.2 million, so he must finish no worse than a two-way T4 worth $272,800. Short of that and he'll tumble into the Web.com Tour reshuffle category where he also has a medical extension affording 15 starts. Blanks has played in just three PGA TOUR events since July 2012, but he tore it up in the final edition of the traditional Q School that fall to secure the safety net for the MME. He's throwing all caution to the wind, too, as he's 0-for-3 in Phoenix.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 25 - 1:08 AM

Kris Blanks has been removed from the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

You had a feeling that he'd take a pass after withdrawing from The McGladrey Classic during the second round with a shoulder injury. At this point, since meeting the terms of his Major Medical Extension (one start, $257,451) is unrealistic, the primary goal is to just put some points on the board with a payday so that he can make some noise in the reshuffle.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 10:56:00 AM