Blixt caps off Round 3 with drive into fan's pocket


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Following Friday’s scoring assault at Oak Hill, few would have figured a 66 worth celebrating but after Jonas Blixt signed for his 4-under card he was still climbing the PGA Championship leaderboard.

Blixt’s 66 tied for the day’s best round and he jumped up 10 spots on the scoreboard to fifth place as the leaders were completing their rounds. Not bad for a player who played the last hole on Saturday in a pocket.

The Swede’s drive at the par-4 18th hole sailed into the back right pocket of a fan and, yes, he was given relief. From there Blixt hit his approach to 3 feet for birdie and a 6 under total.

“It was very fortunate that he was standing where he was so I didn’t have to deal with too many trees and stuff like that,” Blixt said. “Thank you, hat’s off to someone who did that to me.”