Blixt Takes Second PGA Tour Golf Title; McDowell Wins in France

Jonas Blixt overcame a four-shot final-round deficit to win the rain-delayed Greenbrier Classic for his second title on golf’s U.S. PGA Tour.

Blixt, a 29-year-old Swede, shot a 3-under-par 67 yesterday at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, finishing his rain-delayed round as darkness fell for a four-round total of 13-under-par 267.

Blixt received $1.13 million for the victory, which came nine months after his win at the Open.

Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones, Johnson Wagner and Jimmy Walker tied for second at 11 under. Wagner, who led by two strokes after three rounds, shot a final-round 73 and bogeyed three of his final eight holes.

The PGA Tour now moves to the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, for the John Deere Classic, the last event before the British Open. The third of golf’s four annual major championships is scheduled for July 18-21 at Muirfield Golf Club near Edinburgh.

On the European Tour, Graeme McDowell won the Open de France by four shots, shooting a final-round 4-under-par 67 at Le Golf National in Paris to finish 9 under.

McDowell, who picked up 500,000 euros ($641,000) for the victory, has won three of his past eight events dating back to the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage in April. The Northern Irishman also missed five cuts for weekend play in that span.

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