Nov. 1, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State All-American Jonas Blixt earned his PGA Tour Card at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C. on Oct. 30. Blixt finished in fifth place on the earning list on the Nationwide Tour this season and earned his full PGA status for the upcoming 2012 season.
Blixt has maintained a scoring average of 69.71 on the Nationwide Tour this season as one of the best putters on the tour. He ranked second on the Nationwide Tour with a putting average of 1.71 putts per hole and ranked second in putts per round averaging only 28.3.
Blixt began playing on the Nationwide Tour following his graduation from Florida State in 2008 and earned 14 top ten finishes. This year alone he earned eight top 10 finishes with three second place finishes and one third place finish. Blix earned $327,020 in 2011 – placing him fifth on the money list which was well above the needed finish of 25th to earn his pro card.
Blixt began his professional career in 2008 after he graduated from Florida State with a degree in business. While at Florida State he was a two time All-American and a two time All-ACC selection. He helped lead Florida State to the 2008 ACC Championship – the first ACC Championship in the sport of golf at Florida State.
He also led Florida State to a No. 7 national ranking in the Golf Week and Nike Coaches Polls during the 2008 season.
“I am extremely proud of Jonas,” said Seminole head coach Trey Jones. “He has earned this and he deserves this. His work ethic and his sacrifices for the past seven years have allowed him to reach a lifetime goal of playing on the PGA Tour.
“Jonas joins an elite group of Seminoles who are members of the PGA Tour – George McNeil, Jeff Sluman, Hubert Green and Paul Azinger — all of who are great ambassadors for Florida State University and the Seminole golf program.
“I could not be more proud for him and of him,” said Jones.