Sweden’s Blixt wins Frys.com Open for first PGA Tour title

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SAN MARTIN, Calif. — Sweden’s Jonas Blixt won the Frys.com Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 4-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory at CordeValle.

Blixt became third PGA Tour rookie to win this season, closing with a 3-under 68 for a 16-under 268 total in the Fall Series event. He earned $900,000 and a tour exemption through the 2014 season.

Tim Petrovic and Jason Kokrak tied for second. Petrovic had a 64, and Kokrak shot a 68.

Third-round leader John Mallinger had a 72 to tie for fourth at 14 under with Jimmy Walker, Vijay Singh and Alexandre Rocha. Walker closed with a 62, and Singh and Rocha shot 68.

Blixt birdied the par-5 15th and par-4 17th to pull ahead.

Two strokes behind Mallinger entering the round, Blixt birdied the first two holes, but gave back the strokes with bogeys on the next two. The 28-year-old former Florida State player made a birdie on the par-4 sixth, then had eight straight pars before the birdie on 15.

Blixt was making his 19th PGA Tour start. He finished third last week in Las Vegas.

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