Result: Jonas Blixt wins the Open in California to secure his maiden PGA title

Result: Blixt wins maiden title in California
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Jonas Blixt becomes the third rookie to win on the PGA tour this season with victory at the Open in California.

Sweden's Jonas Blixt secured his maiden PGA title in California by the narrowest of margins, winning the Open by a single shot.

Blixt trailed overnight leader John Mallinger by two shots going into the final round, but quickly reduced the deficit with a pair of birdies in his opening two holes.

The 28-year-old secured his first win on the PGA tour with a superb 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th to put the Swede clear of the chasing pack.

Overnight leader Mallinger could only hole a one-over round of 72 to slip down the field to 14th, while Vijay Singh closed with an impressive round of 68 to finish fourth.

A shock win for Blixt earned him a winner's cheque for £900,000 and made him the third rookie to win on the PGA tour so far this season.

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