Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 221 Jonas Blixt fired an 8-under-par 31-33=64 in today's second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 6-under 136, up 69 places on the live leaderboard to T7 and tying the low round of the week thus far with first-round leader Matt Kuchar. UPDATE: Blixt and J.J. Spaun shared the low lap with 64.
This is the 32-year-old's sixth appearance and had just one cash prior, a T34 in 2014. It's his best lap at TPC Scottsdale (14 rounds), previously 67/R1 in 2013, but he followed that with 1-over 72 to miss the cut. The Swede entered last week's Farmers off four straight MCs, but found a little something with a T20, his first top 25 of the season in seven starts. He kicked off this week with an up-and-down 1-over 72, but rebounded for an eight-birdie one-bogey showing on six (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 4.225 strokes tee-to-green at the time he signed his card. Blixt's split featured seven conventional from inside of 10 feet with a long of 22'2" at the par-4 11th, and added a 26-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at the sixth. Feb 3 - 2:19 PM