Sweet win for Swede

Swede has bright future, say Coltart and Pugh

Last Updated: 15/10/12 1:51pm

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Blixt: kept his cool to seal maiden PGA Tour win

Blixt: kept his cool to seal maiden PGA Tour win

Andrew Coltart praised Jonas Blixt's composure after the Swede sealed his first win on the PGA Tour with a nerve-jangling four-foot putt on the final hole of the 2012 Frys.com Open.

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"It's a brilliant win for a guy who is going to be a star on the PGA tour."
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A superb birdie on 17 edged the 28-year-old ahead of Americans Tim Petrovic and Jason Kokrak to 16-under par and, after a third-place finish at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last week, Blixt rounded off a fine fortnight in style.

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"He would have been very nervous over that final putt," Coltart told Sky Sports. "It was a bit of a palaver for him with the two other guys putting out before him, as if to say 'we'll leave it to you'.

"Anything could happen because that was very tough, but he produced three fantastic putts in the last four holes, 15, 17 and 18, and can enjoy that win."

Dream

However, Coltart urged Blixt to maintain his form and focus at the McGladrey Classic and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

The Swede is currently 35th on the PGA Tour money list and a top 30 spot would qualify him for the 2013 Masters.

"If his manager is on the ball he should be telling him 'you're five spots away from the Masters," said Coltart. "He should tell him: 'that's your dream now, let's go for it'."

Denis Pugh was also impressed with Blixt's performance and believes the Florida-based player can be a fixture at the top end of PGA Tour leaderboards for years to come.

"His family were happy and he was happy," said Pugh. "It's a brilliant win for a guy who is going to be a star on the PGA tour."

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