Jonas Blixt takes lead with career-low score

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July 7, 2023
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Jonas Blixt matched his career-low 18-hole score with a 9-under 62, in spite of a bogey at the par-4, 5th to take a two-shot lead in the John Deere Classic.

The Swede made two eagles and six birdies and recorded his first sub-30 score for nine holes (29).

"I had six weeks off and worked a lot with my swing coach back home. I had struggled a lot I feel like a few months there, and I think I found something this week after playing the Korn Ferry last week.

"At this point when you don't have that much confidence in your game and you find something, you just kind of go out and see where you swing at it, and that's what happened. I mean, 62 doesn't happen very often on the PGA TOUR, at least not for me.

"I'm very happy about it. Extremely happy about it."

Blixt hadn't held the lead since the second round of the 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge.

"When you go through swing changes, sometimes there's a little bit of doubt in there. Today I got into a really good rhythm.

"I spoke to my swing coach. I mean, I feel it back there, and he said he never seen me swing this well. He has been with me since my college days. So that gives you a little bit of a confidence boost as well. You know, I'm just trying to go out swinging right now."

Grayson Murray posted a bogey-free 64, his lowest round on Tour since the 2020 American Express, and lies in solo second place at 7-under.

Fellow Americans Greyson Sigg, Adam Schenk, Nate Lashley, Richy Werenski and Cameron Young, as well as South Africa's Garrick Higgo are tied in third place at 6-under after closing with a 65, bogey-free except for Werenski and Young.

Greyson Sigg, Adam Schenk and Cameron Young are the only players at 6-under or better yet to win on Tour.

Sponsor exemption William Mouw (USA) posted a 66 for a share of 9th place at 5-under in his second PGA Tour start (he made the cut in the 2022 U.S. Open). He came into this week off four consecutive Korn Ferry Tour starts since turning professional, making the cut in each and posting all 16 rounds under-par.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Jonas Blixt-962
2Grayson Murray-764
T3Greyson Sigg-665
T3Garrick Higgo-665
T3Adam Schenk-665
T3Nate Lashley-665
T3Richy Werenski-665
T3Cameron Young-665
T9Seamus Power-566
T9Brendon Todd-566
T9Alex Smalley-566
T9Akshay Bhatia-566
T9William Mouw-566
T14Kramer Hickok-467
T14Mark Hubbard-467
T14Jimmy Walker-467
T14Tano Goya-467
T14Byeong Hun An-467
T14Nick Hardy-467
T14Satoshi Kodaira-467
T14Chris Stroud-467
T14Peter Kuest-467
T23Cody Gribble-368
T23Brian Stuard-368
T23Matt NeSmith-368
T23Stephan Jaeger-368
T23Harrison Endycott-368
T23Chris Kirk-368
T23Denny McCarthy-368
T23Keith Mitchell-368
T23Zac Blair-368
T23Davis Thompson-368
T23J.T. Poston-368
T23Nico Echavarria-368
T23Ludvig Aberg-368
T23Cameron Champ-368
T23Joel Dahmen-368
T23Brice Garnett-368
T23MJ Daffue-368
T23Brandon Matthews-368
T41Troy Merritt-269
T41Beau Hossler-269
T41Ryan Palmer-269
T41Adam Svensson-269
T41Russell Henley-269
T41Matt Kuchar-269
T41Chez Reavie-269
T41Andrew Landry-269
T41Ryan Moore-269
T41Andrew Novak-269
T41Austin Cook-269
T41Wesley Bryan-269
T41Kevin Roy-269
T41Ross Steelman-269
T41Harry Higgs-269
T41William McGirt-269
T41Sung Kang-269
T41Tyson Alexander-269
T41Lucas Glover-269
T41Emiliano Grillo-269
T41Eric Cole-269
T41Ben Martin-269
T41Jonathan Byrd-269
T64Patrick Rodgers-170
T64Kevin Yu-170
T64Erik van Rooyen-170
T64Adam Hadwin-170
T64Trey Mullinax-170
T64Taylor Moore-170
T64Russell Knox-170
T64Chesson Hadley-170
T64James Hahn-170
T64Jason Dufner-170
T64Derek Ernst-170
T64Doug Ghim-170
T64Gordon Sargent(a)-170
T64Kelly Kraft-170
T64D.A. Points-170
T64Dylan Wu-170
T64Geoff Ogilvy-170
T64Derek Lamely-170
T64Tyler Duncan-170
T64Chad Ramey-170
T64Martin Laird-170
T64Aaron Baddeley-170
T64Robby Shelton-170
T64Kyle Stanley-170
T64Tommy Kuhl-170
T89Arjun AtwalPar71
T89Patton KizzirePar71
T89Jim HermanPar71
T89Ryan BrehmPar71
T89Brandt SnedekerPar71
T89Lanto GriffinPar71
T89Chad CollinsPar71
T89Peter MalnatiPar71
T89Kevin ChappellPar71
T89Max McGreevyPar71
T89Zecheng DouPar71
T89Scott HarringtonPar71
T89Adam LongPar71
T89Scott BrownPar71
T89Christiaan BezuidenhoutPar71
T89Michael KimPar71
T89K.H. LeePar71
T89Robert StrebPar71
T89Dylan FrittelliPar71
T89Sam RyderPar71
T89Kevin StreelmanPar71
T89S.Y. NohPar71
T89David LipskyPar71
T89Austin SmothermanPar71
T89Ryan GerardPar71
T89Carl YuanPar71
T115Henrik Norlander+172
T115Callum Tarren+172
T115Zach Johnson+172
T115Nick Watney+172
T115Hank Lebioda+172
T115Reid Martin+172
T115Kaito Onishi+172
T115S.H. Kim+172
T115Paul Haley II+172
T115Nick Taylor+172
T115Vince Whaley+172
T115Martin Trainer+172
T115Greg Chalmers+172
T115Kevin Tway+172
T115Kyle Westmoreland+172
T115Yuto Katsuragawa+172
T115Trevor Cone+172
T115Anders Larson(a)+172
T133Augusto Núñez+273
T133Sepp Straka+273
T133Sam Stevens+273
T133Michael Thorbjornsen(a)+273
T133Trevor Werbylo+273
T138Tommy Gainey+374
T138Cameron Percy+374
T138Doc Redman+374
T138Sean O'Hair+374
T138David Lingmerth+374
T138Joseph Bramlett+374
T144Carson Young+475
T144Matthias Schwab+475
T144Ben Taylor+475
T144Taylor Montgomery+475
T144Brent Grant+475
T149Ricky Barnes+576
T149Marcus Byrd+576
T149Scott Piercy+576
T149Ryan Armour+576
T153Michael Gligic+677
T153Matti Schmid+677
T153Jay Giannetto+677
T153Will Gordon+677
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John Deere Classic 2023

Date: July 6th - 9th 2023

Location: TPC Deere Run Silvis, Illinois

Purse: $7,400,000

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