Smith-Blixt Win Zurich Classic in OT


You would think that going bogey-free over an entire four-day 72-hole PGA tournament would guarantee a victory. It seems impossible that it wouldn’t, but that nearly did happen, thanks to the one-man wrecking crew of Kevin Kisner.

Despite Kisner’s heroics, which included six consecutive front-nine birdies and a chip-in eagle on 18 (which put the exclamation point on a round of 12-under 60), the four-day bogey-free team of Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith won on the fourth hole of a Monday playoff, to take the PGA Tour’s first team tournament since 1981, the Zurich Classic.

The Blixt-Smith team was formidable, but was nearly caught on Sunday as Kisner caught fire playing with teammate Scott Brown. The playoff participants were 27-under for the Zurich team-play experiment, which, by all indications, was a rousing success.

Final Top 10

1 Jonas Blixt/Cameron Smith -27
P2 Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown -27
3 Kelly Kraft/Kevin Tway -23
4 Jordan Spieth/Ryan Palmer -22
T5 Jason Dufner/Patton Kizzire -19
T5 Brooks Koepka/Chase Koepka -19
T5 Bubba Watson/J.B. Holmes -19
T5 Angel Cabrera/Julian Etulain -19
T5 Justin Thomas/Bud Cauley -19
T5 Charley Hoffman/Nick Watney -19


Credit: Pro Golf Weekly, Getty Images

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