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Blixt krieg as Swede storms to Greenbrier win

Sweden's Jonas Blixt clawed back from a four-shot deficit at the start of the final round to win the Greenbrier Classic by two strokes on Sunday.

Blixt's 3-under 67 finish was good for a 13-under 267, which was enough to top third-round leaders Johnson Wagner and Jimmy Walker.

With the boost in FedEx Cup ranking from 139th to 39th, a spot in next month's PGA Championship and next year's Masters - not to mention a hefty winner's cheque of $1.1 million - Blixt can head back home to Sweden to see his family for the first time on over a month.

''This kind of means that I can relax a little bit,'' Blixt said. ''It's a big hunt during the year trying to get into the FedEx Cup playoffs.

''Not that the hunt is over, but it means that maybe I can take a week off and go back and see them and make a little bit more time for them instead of looking forward to seeing them at Christmas.''

A rank outsider for the event in White Suphur Springs, West Virginia, Blixt hasn't made a top-10 all season and missed as many cuts as he made.

''It's just been a hard year,'' he said. ''My game has not been on.''

It certainly was on Sunday with five birdies that included a 9-foot putt on No.16 to take the lead, as his competition crumbled around him.

"This is what I play for," Blixt said. "I play to win. It just confirms that if you do the right things, that you work hard, dreams can come true."

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