Jonas Blixt, who won The Greenbrier Classic, carded a bogey-free 66 to move into the mix at the PGA.
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Playing the ball as it lies didn't apply to Jonas Blixt on Saturday, at least not after his tee shot on the 18th hole at Oak Hill landed in a fan's back pocket.
Blixt was given relief, hit his approach to 3 feet and made birdie to cap a bogey-free 66 that vaulted him into contention with one round to go in the PGA Championship.
No Swede has ever won a major championship.
"That would be huge," said Blixt, who is 6 under for the week. "It's a very small country. There's a lot of golfers from there. You set up your goals high and that's a very high goal for both me and Henrik. To win one would be very, very special."
So was his play on a breezy afternoon. Blixt made four birdies and took just 25 putts.
As for the shot that landed in the fan's pocket?
"He's doing well to catch that on the fly in his back pocket," joked Lee Westwood, who played alongside Blixt. "I think the Yankees ought to sign him up."
As for Blixt, he couldn't help but laugh, either, adding, "I was just glad it wasn't plugged."