September 3 2012
NORTON, Mass. – PGA TOUR rookie Jonas Blixt was just inside the top 70 in FedExCup points when he finished his round Monday. But he soon fell outside the number who’ll advance to next week’s BMW Championship.
Asked after his round what he would do for the next few hours while the top 70 become official, Blixt replied: “I don’t know. Pray. Go scream or something.”
Blixt, who entered this week ranked 97th in points, made a valiant effort to get inside the top 70, shooting 6 under for the week, including a final-round 3-under 68.
But Dicky Pride, who was one spot ahead of Blixt at No. 96, also finished with the same score. He’s projected to get the final spot while Blixt is projected at N0. 71. Pride finished with birdies on his last two holes, while Blixt birdied the 17th but failed to birdie the par-5 18th.
Straddling that top 70 cutline during his final round took a mental toll.
“It’s almost the worst position ever,” he said. “It’s a little nerve-wracking.
“At least I played a good round today and I can be happy about that. I’ll look at it in a positive way and keep my fingers crossed the next couple hours.”