Blighton, a native of the London area, married and moved to the U.S. approximately 10 years ago. He had formerly worked for the Exchange Telegraph agency before becoming a golf correspondent.
A member of both the Golf Writers of America Association and the British Association of Golf Writers, Blighton moved to northern New Jersey last year from the Chicago area. He was a constant attendee at every major U.S. golf tournament.
Blighton leaves a wife, Margaret, two stepdaughters and two children in England from a previous marriage.
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