Charles Schwab Challenge - R2

Blixt fires 64 to take lead in Texas

May 23-26
Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
$7,300,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Jonas Blixt eagled the 17th hole on his way to a six-under par 64 and a one-shot lead in the US PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

He set an early target with a bogey-free round at Colonial Country Club after he opened with back-to-back birdies and birdied two more at 12 and 13.

But the highlight of his day came at the par-four 17th, where his second shot from 132 yards out in the fairway bounced feet from the pin and rolled in for an eagle that moved him to nine-under 131 through 36 holes.

Blixt posted his lowest round of the season, and said he hoped he could keep it rolling through the weekend as he pursues a fourth US tour title.

“The test is going to be this weekend,” he said, “if I can have a good weekend or not.”

He was one stroke in front of first-round leader Tony Finau, who followed his opening 64 with a 68, and American Kevin Na, who fired an eight-under par 62 for 132.

Rory Sabbatini, who won at Colonial in 2007, fired a second-round 66 and was alone in fourth on 134.

Na, who like Blixt played in less windy morning conditions, launched his round with an eagle at the par-five first and added six birdies in another impressive display at Colonial.

Na, who is not among the tour’s big hitters, says the classic, compact Colonial suits his game. He fired a 62 in the first round last year and a 61 on Sunday on the way to a fourth-place finish.

“I like this golf course,” Na, a three-time PGA Tour winner, said. “One of those golf courses I look forward to coming to. Fits my game. You’ve got to take advantage of those weeks because there is not too many golf courses like this on tour anymore.”

Finau had three birdies and a bogey in his last nine holes to stay in touch.

Local favorite Jordan Spieth, who started the day one stroke off the lead, fired a 70 to drop four adrift.


Spieth enjoyed another strong putting performance — including a 50-footer at the 10th and a 46-foot putt at the 12th — which he said kept him in it despite too many missed fairways.

But he also missed three par putts from within 10 feet.


“They were kind of misreads,” he said of his mid-range misses. “They weren’t bad strokes, that’s the difference.”

Colonial was unkind to a string of top-ranked players, with world number eight Bryson DeChambeau, No. 9 Xander Schauffele, No. 10 Rickie Fowler and No. 11 Jon Rahm all missing the cut.

Fowler saw a streak of 21 straight made cuts end.


Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
R1
R2
Total
1
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-9
67
64
131
T2
Kevin Na
USA
-8
70
62
132
T2
Tony Finau
USA
-8
64
68
132
4
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-6
68
66
134
T5
Nick Watney
USA
-5
67
68
135
T5
Jim Furyk
USA
-5
69
66
135
T5
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-5
68
67
135
T5
Jordan Spieth
USA
-5
65
70
135
T5
Jason Dufner
USA
-5
67
68
135
10
Trey Mullinax
USA
-4
67
69
136
T11
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-3
71
66
137
T11
Roger Sloan
CAN
-3
65
72
137
T11
Ryan Palmer
USA
-3
68
69
137
T14
Josh Teater
USA
-2
68
70
138
T14
Martin Kaymer
GER
-2
73
65
138
T14
Daniel Berger
USA
-2
71
67
138
T14
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-2
68
70
138
T14
Scott Piercy
USA
-2
70
68
138
T14
Max Homa
USA
-2
70
68
138
T14
Kevin Tway
USA
-2
68
70
138
T21
Matthew Every
USA
-1
70
69
139
T21
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
73
66
139
T21
Austin Cook
USA
-1
72
67
139
T21
Russell Knox
SCO
-1
71
68
139
T21
Adam Long
USA
-1
70
69
139
T21
Chesson Hadley
USA
-1
67
72
139
T21
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
70
69
139
T21
Andrew Putnam
USA
-1
69
70
139
T21
David Toms
USA
-1
71
68
139
T21
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-1
69
70
139
T21
Brian Harman
USA
-1
70
69
139
T21
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-1
68
71
139
T33
Brian Gay
USA
Par
69
71
140
T33
Nate Lashley
USA
Par
69
71
140
T33
J. J. Henry
USA
Par
67
73
140
T33
Kevin Streelman
USA
Par
69
71
140
T33
Scott Brown
USA
Par
67
73
140
T33
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
Par
69
71
140
T33
Abraham Ancer
USA
Par
68
72
140
T33
Bill Haas
USA
Par
69
71
140
T33
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
Par
69
71
140
T33
Peter Uihlein
USA
Par
67
73
140
T33
Danny Lee
NZL
Par
69
71
140
T33
Tim Herron
USA
Par
72
68
140
T33
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
Par
69
71
140
T46
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
1
72
69
141
T46
Sam Burns
USA
1
69
72
141
T46
Peter Malnati
USA
1
74
67
141
T46
Brandt Snedeker
USA
1
74
67
141
T46
Francesco Molinari
ITA
1
71
70
141
T46
Justin Rose
ENG
1
74
67
141
T46
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
1
71
70
141
T46
Martin Laird
SCO
1
72
69
141
T46
Charley Hoffman
USA
1
70
71
141
T46
Beau Hossler
USA
1
70
71
141
T46
Billy Horschel
USA
1
72
69
141
T46
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
1
74
67
141
T46
Jimmy Walker
USA
1
67
74
141
T46
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
1
69
72
141
T46
Vaughn Taylor
USA
1
74
67
141
T61
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
2
73
69
142
T61
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
2
73
69
142
T61
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
2
70
72
142
T61
Cameron Champ
USA
2
70
72
142
T61
Ian Poulter
ENG
2
73
69
142
T61
Corey Conners
CAN
2
69
73
142
T61
Graeme McDowell
NIR
2
71
71
142
T61
Chris Stroud
USA
2
72
70
142
T61
Branden Grace
RSA
2
71
71
142
T61
Ben Crane
USA
2
75
67
142
T61
Brian Stuard
USA
2
70
72
142
T61
Talor Gooch
USA
2
72
70
142
T61
Mike Weir
CAN
2
71
71
142
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
3
72
71
143
CUT
Joel Dahmen
USA
3
74
69
143
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
3
69
74
143
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
3
75
68
143
CUT
Rickie Fowler
USA
3
74
69
143
CUT
Xander Schauffele
USA
3
76
67
143
CUT
Boo Weekley
USA
4
70
74
144
CUT
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
4
75
69
144
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
4
73
71
144
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
4
74
70
144
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
4
72
72
144
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
5
76
69
145
CUT
Colt Knost
USA
5
76
69
145
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
5
74
71
145
CUT
Keith Clearwater
USA
5
71
74
145
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
5
73
72
145
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
5
73
72
145
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
5
71
74
145
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
6
77
69
146
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
6
73
73
146
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
6
71
75
146
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
6
75
71
146
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
6
75
71
146
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
6
73
73
146
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
6
69
77
146
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
6
71
75
146
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
7
74
73
147
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
7
73
74
147
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
7
72
75
147
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
7
76
71
147
CUT
Zach Johnson
USA
7
72
75
147
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
8
74
74
148
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
8
72
76
148
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
9
76
73
149
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
11
72
79
151
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
11
78
73
151
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
12
75
77
152
CUT
Tucker Wadkins
USA
14
76
78
154
CUT
Davis Love IV
USA
18
78
80
158
RET
Kenny Perry
USA
Par
80
80
RET
Pat Perez
USA
Par
73
73
RET
Paul Casey
ENG
Par
69
69
RET
Tom Purtzer
USA
Par
0
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