TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Current PGA Tour golfer and Florida State Seminole Jonas Blixt (2004-08) recorded his third professional victory on Monday, teaming with Cameron Smith to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at the TPC Louisiana. In what was the first team event on the PGA Tour since the Walt Disney World National Team Championship in 1981, Blixt and Smith won on the fourth playoff hole.
The duo tied with Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown to finish at 27-under (67-62-68-64) through 72 holes before a final birdie on their 76th hole played set up the win.
Blixt has also earned PGA Tour wins in 2012 (Frys.com Open) and 2013 (Greenbrier Classic). He also owns Top 5 finishes at the Masters (tied for second in 2014) and the PGA Championship (fourth in 2013).
A Florida State Men’s Golfer has now won at least one PGA Tour event in each of the last three years. Last year, Daniel Berger earned a victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and Brooks Koepka won the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Koepka was also a big factor in last year’s Ryder-Cup winning United States team.
Blixt’s win in New Orleans is the 62nd professional victory by a Florida State golfer. He is one of six Seminoles to have at least three PGA Tour victories, joining Hubert Green (19 wins), Paul Azinger (12), Jeff Sluman (3), Nolan Henke (3) and Kenny Knox (3).
The Swedish golfer finished his FSU career with four wins and ended his senior year as the 17th-ranked golfer nationally. His four victories tie Christian Raynor and Drew Kittleson for the most in program history, while he holds the FSU career record with 138 rounds played. Impressively, nearly 93 percent (92.6) of his scores counted toward the team total.
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