Blair O'Neal: Heavily pregnant pro to play on LPGA this week

Blair Oneal

Blair O’Neal, the professional golfer and Golf Channel presenter who has amassed a huge following on Instagram, has confirmed she will be playing in this week’s LPGA event – despite being six months pregnant!

O’Neal will peg it up in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions as one of the 45 ‘celebrity’ participants, having announced at the start of November that she is expecting her first child with husband Jeff Keiser.

The 38-year-old took to Instagram – where she has a following of more than half a million – to reveal her participation in this week’s event, taking place in Orlando, Florida.

• Injury set-back for Robert MacIntyre

• Callaway confirms split with Garcia

• "Healthy" Koepka fires warning to rivals

“I think it will be a really cool to look back on and know I did it with my baby boy,” said O’Neal. “To answer some of the questions I’ve been getting: Yes, it will probably be an exhausting week (it’s a lot of golf in a short amount of time!) but I got the okay from my doctor.

“No, I haven’t had to make any noticeable swing changes. I obviously have some extra weight to get thru the ball, but I think my body has just adjusted.

“And no, the baby belly doesn’t translate to me hitting it further… I wish!”

• DeChambeau not worried about 'slow' crackdown

• WATCH - Tiger's son has an incredible swing

• Michelle's having a wee Wie!

A golfer from the age of 11, O’Neal played for Arizona State University where she won two NCAA Long Drive contests. She played in the Junior Ryder Cup in 1997 before turning professional in 2004.

Despite having struggled to establish herself on the LPGA, she has still managed carved out an excellent career as a professional golfer, combining pro-am and other tournament appearances with her work on the Golf Channel.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
£519 DRIVER vs £150 DRIVER | What's the difference?
play button
FINDING THE PERFECT IRON | Callaway Apex custom fitting
play button
Arran Golf Marathon
play button
Callaway JAWS Full Toe
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Ryder Cup: Kevin Na is latest to hit out at snub from Stricker
Butch Harmon has a plan to settle Bryson-Brooks feud
Trailer drops for new golf movie - and it looks hilarious!
REVEALED: Why Tyrrell Hatton gets angry on the course
Ryder Cup legend tells Brooks Koepka to "relinquish his spot"

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Swing your arms more freely
play button
Denis Pugh says, ‘Turn, don’t slide’
play button
Stand taller at address says Denis Pugh
play button
The correct posture and alignment
See all videos right arrow