Blixt wins delayed Greenbrier Classic

Mickelson misses cut again

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — When several of the 54-hole leaders in the Greenbrier Classic faltered on Sunday, Sweden’s Jonas Blixt rolled in a 9-foot birdie putt on No. 16 to take a two-shot lead that he protected on the last two holes to win the PGA event with a 13-under 267.

Blixt was able to overcome a four-shot deficit when the final round finally got underway after a three-hour delay.

After emerging from a five-player pack at the top of the leaderboard, Blixt registered pars on the last two holes to claim the $1,130,000 first-place money.

Johnson Wagner, the leader after three rounds, carded a 73 on Sunday after teeing off at 5:10 p.m. and finishing just after sunset. Johnson finished tied for second along with Australians Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones and Jimmy Walker. All four golfers finished at 11-under par for the 72 holes.

Defending champion Ted Potter, Jr., Pat Perez and Brian Stuard finished tied for sixth at 9-under.

The finishes by other notables had Bill Haas (-8), Scott Stallings (-6), Jordan Spieth (-6), Bubba Watson (-5), Billy Horschel (-5), Tom Watson (-4), Kenny Perry (-3) and Webb Simpson (-3).

Phil Mickelson missed the cut with a two-round score of 142 and John Daly withdrew after shooting a 75 in the first round and just starting the second round.

 

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