Blixt-Smith widens lead at windy Zurich Classic

Blixt-Smith widens lead at windy Zurich Classic

For the third time in four years, the victor at the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic has also been able to make reservations for Ponte Vedra Beach to compete in The Players Championship two weeks later.

The wait was worth it for Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith.

Only a few woemn, including Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompso, have played against men since Babe Zaharaias became the first to do so in a PGA Tour event in 1938.

The playoff at TPC Louisiana was delayed after a long thunderstorm delay on Sunday (Monday NZT) prevented the final group from completing the regulation 72 holes until it was nearly dark.

"We've got to leave this behind and go out there and make birdie or eagle tomorrow".

Finishing second to Jordan Spieth at last year's Australian Open secured his British Open start, but Smith's projected rise to world No.60 means he has work left to qualify for next month's US Open.

As Atkins finished on 17-under to finish three shots clear of the field, Gunn shot rounds of 71-71-71-74 to end on one-under.

Cristie Kerr briefly took the lead on the 72nd hole before Nomura birdied the par-5 18th to force the playoff.

More caffeine comes to breakfast with new boosted bagels
Next time you wake up in the morning craving a bagel and a caffeine buzz, visit Einstein Bros. Bagels locations in New Jersey include Montclair, Glassboro and Wayne.

Smith is the first Australian to win the Zurich Classic and is now exempt into this year's Players Championship and PGA Championship, as well as earning a two year PGA Tour exemption.

Both teams were 27 under through regulation after Blixt and Smith carried a four-shot advantage into the final round.

Kisner and Brown each have one PGA Tour victory. Many said they chose friends on the Tour rather than research whose game best complemented their own, and it made for relaxed environment and demonstrations of camaraderie that players said showed more of the fun side of golf. Each golfer takes home $1.02 million and 400 FedEXCup points.

"I can't even talk right now", said Smith, who was overcome with emotion during two separate Golf Channel interviews immediately after the round.

Kisner, Brown, and Blixt all put their shots on the green and then Cameron Smith stuck his at around two feet leaving himself with a makeable birdie opportunity.

A native of Nassjo, Smaland, Sweden, Blixt played at Florida State and had a pair of PGA Tour titles and a second-place finish at The Masters (2014), a third-place finish at The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (2016) and a fourth-place finish at the PGA Championship (2013).

Players on each team alternated shots in the first and third rounds.

Related Articles

  • Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

    Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

    We're not sure NASCAR's rookie drivers are quite ready for this type of race , so we're looking at more experienced value plays. Logano was third, followed by Ben Kennedy in fourth, then Erik Jones , Matt Tifft and Michael Annett.

    Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres

    Bellinger bookended the scoring for the Boys in Blue with an RBI single in the fourth, and a grand slam in the top of the ninth. He understandably wanted to maintain his streak, but it may be time for him to rest up and try to get back to full health.

    Brazil leads unchanged top 20 in FIFA rankings

    Constantine congratulated his side on their achievement, but also cautioned them against complacency after the historic ranking. This rise in their rankings makes India the 11 highest ranked team in Asia.
  • DeRozan, Raptors rebound from tough outing, jolt Bucks

    In the second quarter, directly in front of a referee, a frustrated Lowry lashed out with his arm toward Dellavedova's head. The Raptors and their playoff-tested backcourt looked nothing like the crew that held off the Bucks in Game 2 in Toronto.
    Was land allotted to Patanjali at a throwaway price, asks Bombay HC

    Was land allotted to Patanjali at a throwaway price, asks Bombay HC

    Talking about its distribution network, the yoga practitioner said, "We will create more entrepreneurs". The aim, according to Ramdev, is to wean Indians off what he considers unhealthy food.
    First Official Look Photo At Marvel's INHUMANS TV Show

    First Official Look Photo At Marvel's INHUMANS TV Show

    We believe that the voice we're hearing is Maximus , who is played by Iwan Rheon. "You're talking about treason". How Black Bolt will handle his brother going off the rails should be interesting.
  • Akhilesh should step down as SP chief: Aparna

    Akhilesh should step down as SP chief: Aparna

    Mulayam admitted that Shivpal was angry but stressed that the latter had worked hard for the party. Aparna's statement is likely to further intensify the ongoing family feud in the Samajwadi Party.
    Officer who fatally shot boy, 15, in Texas is fired

    Officer who fatally shot boy, 15, in Texas is fired

    The brother who was driving pulled over and tried to motion to police for help, she said. "That was exclusively on me". Jackson said, "Their boy was brutally murdered, violently murdered in front of his brothers".
    LaVar Ball's company unveils son Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes

    LaVar Ball's company unveils son Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes

    The website says there are no refunds or exchanges, a risky proposition for a shoe people can't try on before they order. When asked if he would buy Ball's $500 shoes for his kids, Brown laughed, then laughed some more.
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Switch out this year claims rumour

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Switch out this year claims rumour

    Smart steering and auto-accelerate, however, "effectively take not only challenge, but also skill, out of the game". Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold one million copies on the Nintendo Switch in three days, according to an analyst.
    'Veep' stars respond to Australian injured while laughing

    'Veep' stars respond to Australian injured while laughing

    It said the MP praised medical staff who looked after him but was anxious that some voters might be put off by his appearance. Some rice went down my airway and I started coughing and choking and laughing at the same time", Perrett told BBC News .
    I Agree With Mugabe, Zim Is 'Mischaracterised'

    I Agree With Mugabe, Zim Is 'Mischaracterised'

    Reports by the statistical service show that 48 percent of the population is educated with over 40 percent of graduates unemployed or under-employed.