Rookie Jonas Blixt earns first PGA Tour win

Sweden’s Jonas Blixt won the Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 4-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Tim Petrovic and Jason Kokrak in San Martin, Calif.

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

Petrovic shot a 64, and Kokrak a 68.


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

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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 the strokes back 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.

LPGA — Inbee Park shot a 4-under 67 to beat fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi (71) by two strokes to win the LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur for her second victory of the year.

Park finished at 15-under 269 and earned $285,000 to push her tour-leading total to $1,954,608.


Karrie Webb shot a 68 to finish third at 12 under, and Catriona Matthew was another stroke back after a 67. Michelle Wie closed with a 68 to tie for 38th at 1 over, and top-ranked Yani Tseng had a 71 to tie for 49th at 5 over.

Champions — Fred Funk made a 2-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to edge Duffy Waldorf (66) by one stroke to win the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C.

The 56-year-old Funk shot a 3-under 69 in the final round for a three-day total of 15-under 201.

European — Shane Lowry won the Portugal Masters at Ilamoura with a final-round 5-under 66 to edge Ross Fisher (70) by one stroke with a 270 total.

Lowry started the round four shots off the lead, but he made an eagle on the par-4 11th to move ahead of overnight leader Bernd Wiesberger (73).


Former US Open champion Michael Campbell (68) finished third, two shots back. — Shawn Stefani closed with a 3-under 68 to beat Alistair Presnell (67) by five strokes to win the Miccosukee Championship in Miami.

Senior PGA — Jim Woodward (1-over 73) eagled the final hole to win the Professional National Championship at Aldie, Va., edging Mike Miles (69) by a stroke. Woodward finished 1-under 287. Defending champ Kirk Hanefeld of Acton shot a 77 and finished T-8 at 294. The top-five finishers receive exemptions into the final stage of the Champions Tour qualifying tournament.