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3 Utahns tee off in PGA at Valhalla CC

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Jimmy Blair just missed getting into the PGA Tournament in Illinois a year ago and was quite disappointed because he wanted his young son to meet Tiger Woods.

This year, the 45-year-old Ogden club pro qualified for the PGA at Valhalla CC in Kentucky and his 9-year-old son, Zach, will get his chance to meet Tiger.

Blair will have his own chance to lead the PGA, at least for a hole or two, because he tees off in the first threesome of the day, at 5:25 a.m. MDT. He'll tee off with fellow club pros Eddie Terasa and Steve Brady.

It will be the sixth PGA for Blair, who qualified for this year's PGA by finishing in a tie for 8th at the National Club Pro Championship in June.

Another Utahn will be teeing off a few groups later as St. George's Jay Don Blake goes off at 6:10 a.m. MDT with Curtis Strange and Craig Parry. Blake ranks 67th on the money list with $507,129.

A third Utahn, Draper's Mike Weir, is playing in the 9:01 a.m. MDT group with Bill Glasson and Tom Scherrer. Weir, who contended until the final day of last year's PGA Tournament, is trying to hang on to his top 30 status. He ranks No. 30 on the money list with $926,970.