Blair O'Neal Photo Gallery

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Meet Blair O'Neal

Blair O'Neal visits the Mobile Carnival Museum on April 26, 2011 in Mobile, Alabama
In 2011, while in Alabama for an LPGA tournament, Blair O'Neal visited Mobile's Mardi Gras Museum. Tad Denson/LPGA via Getty Images

Blair O'Neal first appeared on the Golf Channel series The Big Break during the Big Break Prince Edward Island season. And she fared pretty well, finishing as runner-up.

In 2010, O'Neal returned for another season, appearing as a cast member of Big Break Dominican Republic.

On the following pages we'll see a few more photo of her plus learn more about O'Neal, whose career has expanded into television work and web hosting, among other things.

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Her Big Break

Blair O'Neal - Golfer - Big Break
Mark Ashman / Golf Channel

(Editor's Note: Biographical information that appears on the following pages was provided by the Golf Channel and was current at the time of the premiere of Big Break Dominican Republic.)

A few facts about Blair O'Neal:

  • Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Hometown: Tempe, Ariz.
  • Home Golf Course: Arizona State Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz.
  • College: Arizona State University
  • Interests: Traveling, fashion, yoga, hiking and spending time with friends and family
  • Occupation: Golf Professional

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Blair O'Neal Model Golfer

Golfer Blair O'Neal on Big Break Dominican Republic
Golfer Blair O'Neal of the Golf Channel series 'Big Break Dominican Republic.'. Mark Ashman / Golf Channel

When Blair O'Neal was announced as a contestant on her first Big Break series, Big Break Prince Edward Island, she was not well-known as a golfer. She had played collegiately and competed in some long-drive competitions, but O'Neal was better known at that point for her burgeoning career as a model than for her golf.

But if anyone had a life-changing experience after their first Big Break appearance, it was Blair O’Neal.

During her appearance on Big Break PEI, O’Neal was in the middle of an extended leave from golf and focused on modeling and acting. But taking part in BBPEI gave her the chance to find out if she has what it takes for a golf career.

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Back to Golf

Blair O'Neal
Blair O'Neal during 'Big Break Dominican Republic.'. Mark Ashman / Golf Channel

After finishing as runner-up, the answer, O'Neal determined, was yes.

"That show helped me get back into golf in a big way," said O’Neal. "I just realized how much I love playing golf and playing tournaments. It was such a boost for my golf career."

Following BBPEI, O'Neal returned to serious practicing at golf, and began playing tournaments on the Cactus Tour. She has since won on the Cactus Tour, played on the Symetra Futures Tour and taken part in LPGA qualifying tournaments.

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Blair O'Neal on Big Break Dominican Republic

Golfer Blair O'Neal
Mark Ashman / Golf Channel

O'Neal hasn't given up on her other career, but has found ways to combine them. Since BBPEI, O'Neal has hosted a series on golfchannel.com and had some hosting duties on the Golf Channel, too.

But O'Neal remains focused on pursuing a competitive golf career, with her eye on the LPGA Tour.

"Now I feel like it's time to make it happen," she said. "It is going to happen.

"My goal (on Big Break Dominican Republic) is to do something that I didn’t do back at PEI. That is to win."

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Onward, Upward

Professional Golfer Blair O'Neal arrives at the Puma presents Riddim + Run benefiting Soles 4 Souls held at Siren Studios on October 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Blair O'Neal attend a Puma Golf event in 2011. Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Puma

And guess what? O'Neal did win Big Break Dominican Republic. There both men's and women's "MVPs," and O'Neal was the MVP among the female contestants on that series.

As such, she gained an exemption into 2011 LPGA Kia Classic, where she missed the cut.

But her career as a golfer, model, spokesperson and TV personality has taken off in the years since. O'Neal has been seen in bikini pin-ups for Cobra Golf and as a golf instructor on Golf Channel, among other things.