Tag Archives: Jonas Blixt

May
1
2017

It took 76 holes, with four extra on Monday morning to determine the winning duo at the weather-delayed Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but it was worth the wait, particularly for Cameron Smith, the only one of the four who had yet to secure a victory on the PGA Tour. And it was even more fitting that he clinched the win, holing a knee-knocker three-footer for birdie.

In the inaugural year of the event’s team format, the duos of Jonas Blixt/Cameron Smith and Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown went into extra holes on Monday morning after Kisner’s thrilling chip-in for eagle on the final hole in regulation on Sunday evening.

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May
1
2017

Pardon the language in the headline, but it was the first word that came to mind and seemed rather appropriate when a player knows he needs to chip-in for eagle in order to force a playoff on the final hole in the final round and successfully comes through in the clutch in a do-or-die situation.

That’s exactly what Kevin Kisner did at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans — which marked the first official PGA Tour event to feature a team format (foursomes, aka alternate shot, in the first and third rounds and four-ball, aka best ball, in the second and fourth rounds) in 36 years.

Badass. Baller. Clutch. Gutsy. Legend. Epic. Take your pick. It was all of those things and more.

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May
2
2014
Lefty slows down after quick start at Wells Fargo

Lefty slows down after quick start at Wells Fargo

Phil Mickelson got off to a fantastic start at the Wells Fargo Championship, opening with a five-under 67 on Thursday. He credited his fine play to his putter. Well, it was the opposite story for Friday’s second round at Quail Hollow Club.

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Apr
20
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
Bubba Watson celebrates with his caddie Teddy Scott

Bubba Watson celebrates with his caddie Teddy Scott

Hey, guys! Miss me? Sorry I’ve been MIA. It felt really weird not being able to write during the Masters last week, but I literally had no time after working 14-hour (-plus) days as an on-air reporter for Fox Sports International. Which was an incredible experience and one that I’ve pretty much dreamt of since I started this site five years ago — it was like seeing the culmination of all the hard work I’ve put in (but, of course, I still have a long ways to go!).
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Aug
25
2013
C'mon Aussie

C’mon Aussie

Adam Scott watched his birdie putt on 18 just slide past the hole and leaned over his long putter with a slightly disappointed smile, thinking he needed it for a chance to at least get into a playoff. He tapped in for his bogey-free, six-under 66, 11-under total, which at the time put him in a four-way tie at the top — but the leaders were just coming down the stretch, with a number of chances to make birdie and best Scott’s effort. 

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Jul
7
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Blixt'ing

Blixt’ing

Jonas Blixt overcame a four-shot deficit and shot a three-under 67 to secure his second-career victory at the Greenbrier Classic. It was an emotional win for the Swede, who earned a spot in the field for next year’s Masters — he won the Frys.com Open last fall, which didn’t come along with the coveted invite because it was a Fall Series event. 

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Jun
2
2013
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour
Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland, the husband of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presents Mikko Ilonen with the trophy  (Getty Images)

Check it out: Ilonen with Prince Daniel of Vastergotland, Sweden’s Crown Prince of Hipsterdom. (Getty Images)

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen held off challenges from home favourites Jonas Blixt and Alex Noren to capture his third European Tour title, and his first since 2007, at the Nordea Masters in Sweden earlier this afternoon.

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Jan
4
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Scott Stallings weathering the extreme conditions

Scott Stallings weathering the extreme conditions

The 2013 PGA Tour season didn’t exactly start with a bang. Well, depending on how you see it, and actually, it technically hasn’t officially began. Usually–at least in the past two years I’ve covered the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua’s Plantation Course–it’s 80 degrees and sunny with beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean with the wind blowing around 10-15mph and gusts of maybe 20mph.

Not this year, unfortunately. At least not since January 1st when golf in Maui felt more like Scotland. (It was gorgeous last week. I played last Friday and there was virtually NO wind, which was strange, and the sun was almost too hot.)

24 of the 30-player field had teed off on Friday morning before play was suspended. Due to gusts up to 42 mph, sideways rain and balls blowing off greens, PGA Tour officials decided to not only cancel play but completely wipe out the scores and start anew on Saturday morning. That’s right — bizarre, huh?

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Oct
15
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

FTW!

Besides Jonas Blixt’s can’t-miss-red shoes, what stood out on Sunday at the Frys.com Open was that he closed a tournament with conviction.

I took a gamble and tuned in to the Golf Channel yesterday afternoon to see if anything worth watching was happening in the second event of the last-ever “Fall Series” — due to the change in schedule from the calendar year to a fall start — and I saw a cluttered leaderboard with a handful of relative unknowns in the hunt, along with journeyman Tim Petrovic, who started the round seven shots behind 54-hole leader John Mallinger.

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