Jonas Blizt birdied the par 4 17th hole at the Frys.com on Sunday afternoon to log his first win on the PGA Tour. The 26 year old from Nassjo Sweden who played his collegiate golf at Florida State, pulled one shot clear of a small pack at 14 under par to win by one stroke. Blixt pocketed the $900,000 prize money and vaulted to 35th on the Money List, giving him some breathing room in acquiring his tour card for next season. Hey, he will also get an invitation from Augusta National in April.
Blixt shot all four rounds at the CordeValle Golf Course, which is located just South of San Jose, California, in the 60′s. He opened with a 66 on Thursday only to follow it up with another 66 on Saturday. He shot 68 on Friday and Sunday, giving him a four day total of 268 on the par 71 layout.
It was tight down the stretch with some pretty good golfers, including V.J. Singh and John Mallinger only two strokes back. He broke the tie at 15 under par with Tim Petrovic and Jason Korak with the birdie at 17. Defending Champion Bryce Molder finished five strokes back at 11 under par.
Blixt who turned pro in 2008, has been on the edge all season trying to get that first win. He made the cut in 13 of the 19 tournament he enterered this season. He finished third last week at The Justin Timberlake, and third at The Byron Nelson back in May. He has had three top 3 finishes in 2012 to go along with five top 10′s.
Jonas Blixt is an up and coming on the PGA Tour, and with this first win on the resume, will be a force when the 2013 season begins in January. Aloha!