Blayne Barber was born on December 25, 1989 in Tallahassee, FL. He grew up in the small North Central Florida town of Lake City, playing golf at Quail Heights CC with his dad, who began taking him to the course when he was 3. At 7 years old, Blayne told his mom that he wanted to be a professional golfer when he grew up. Blayne played baseball until he was 12, but decided to give it up to focus on golf full time.
Blayne began his college career at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. After his freshman year, he transferred to Auburn University in Auburn, AL, where he played 2 more years before graduating with a business degree in Finance. Blayne was a three-time All-American. He earned First-Team All-American honors his redshirt junior year. He also competed for United States teams in the 2011 and 2012 Palmer Cup, as well as the 2011 Walker Cup.
After winning the South Georgia Classic on the Web.com Tour in 2014, Blayne earned his PGA TOUR card for the 2014-2015 season. During his inaugural season on the PGA TOUR, Blayne amassed four Top-10 finishes, the third most of any rookie. In 2016, his second season on Tour, Blayne made the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time. The upcoming 2017-2018 season will be Blayne’s fourth season on the PGA Tour.
His best career PGA TOUR finish to-date, came in November 2016 when he finished 2nd at the RSM Classic after losing in a playoff on Monday morning. He also had a 3rd place finish in 2016. He lost to only Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia at the Honda Classic in February.
Blayne’s greatest and primary love is for Jesus Christ. He believes all of life should be lived for His glory and renown alone. After his faith, his wife, Morgan, daughter, Emma, and his family come before golf, which is a distant fourth. He and Morgan are actively involved in the Auburn-Opelika YoungLife ministry, and are members of Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn.