WATCH: Tour pro drains 43-footer en route to 62 at John Deere Classic!

One PGA Tour player went low at TPC Deere Run for the John Deere Classic on Thursday.

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Thu, 6 Jul 2023
WATCH: Tour pro drains 43-footer en route to 62 at John Deere Classic!

Last week, Jonas Blixt missed the cut at the Korn Ferry Tour event, and this week he's the early first-round leader at the John Deere Classic.

Blixt, 39, has split his season between the PGA Tour and its feeder circuit, the Korn Ferry Tour.

Last week, while the PGA Tour was in Connecticut for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Blixt was in Springfield, Illinois for the Memorial Health Championship.

But after rounds of 71 and 68 at Panther Creek Country Club, the Swede missed the cut at the Korn Ferry Tour event.

This week, he made the short trip to Silvis, Illinois for this week's John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour. And his result on Thursday was a stark contrast to his performance last week.

Blixt was hot right out of the gate during the first round at TPC Deere Run on Thursday, making an eagle on the par-5 2nd.

After a bogey, a birdie, and a handful of pars, Blixt ultimately carded a 2-under 33 at the turn.

It was on the back-nine that the three-time PGA Tour winner kicked his round into an entirely new gear.

Blixt made six birdies and one eagle for a bogey-free 7-under 29 on the back nine.

His second eagle of the day, which came at the par-4 14th, highlighted his low-scoring round. A 360-yard hole, Blixt drove the green in one with a 361-yard bomb.

He then sunk his 43-footer for eagle to move to 6-under par on his round.

Here's the beautiful putt:

Blixt recorded a 9-under 62 on Thursday which tied his career-low round on the PGA Tour, while his back-nine 29 was his first sub-30 nine-hole score on tour.

"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," Blixt told reporters after his round.

"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."

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