Open 2012: Day 4 Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IOctober 14, 2012

SAN MARTIN, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Jonas Blixt of Sweden makes a tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Open at the CordeValle Golf Club on October 14, 2012 in San Martin, California.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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Jonas Blixt showed poise well beyond his resume as he steadily moved through the final round of the 2012 Open to capture a one-stoke lead for the rookie's first career tournament victory.

This was a wonderfully exciting final round with lots of red numbers, a few leader collapses and a close finish.

Check out how the top finishers below and view the full leaderboard on  


Final Leaderboard

Pos. Golfer Score
1 Jonas Blixt  -16
T2 Tim Petrovic  -15
T2 Jason Kokrak -15 
T4 Jimmy Walker -14 
T4 Vijay Singh -14 
T4 Alexandre Rocha -14
T4 John Mallinger -14
8 Jeff Overton -13 
T9 Gary Woodland -12 
T9 Russell Knox -12 

Blixt, who began the day two off the lead, secured the victory by sinking his his 47th of 47 putts inside 5' for the tournament.

He had his fantastic short game working all day, but struggled in moments early with his swing.

He birdied the opening two holes, but gave those strokes right back to the course with two straight bogeys. At that point, Blixt appeared to be headed for a disastrous final round, but he stabilized his game and amazingly turned it around.  

As for that fantastic short game? Here is a nice look from a 15th hole he wound up birdieing. 

Blixt rolled from that point on, and when he drained a 7' putt on No. 17, he had the lead all to himself. 

Jason Kokrak had a chance to send this one to a playoff, but missed a 15' putt for birdie on No. 18. In all, it was a fantastic day for Kokrak.

He started the day just three strokes off the lead, but he was flying under the radar in this final round as he started off the day with five straight pars and finished the front with a one-under, 34. He followed that with a 34 on the back.  

Third-round leader John Mallinger started off the day like he was set to make a run at earning his first PGA win as he carded a birdie on the opening hole. However, his game quickly crumbled. He bogeyed three of the next five holes and didn't hold the lead again. 

To his credit, Mallinger hung in there and turned around his game on the back side. This putt on No. 13 gave him his second-straight birdie, and he ended his day just one-over to finish the tournament at 14-under. 

While Mallinger struggled, most leaders were sitting comfortably in the red, and a couple impressively so. 

Tim Petrovic fired a three-under 33 on the back to close out his Saturday round to put him just seven shots off the lead, and he carried that momentum into Sunday in a huge way. 

He started off his round with two-straight birdies and closed out the front with an eagle on the par 5 ninth to give him a five-under 30 on the opening nine. 

How grooved was Petrovic? Check out this 220-yard fairway shot on No. 14. 

Petrovic went onto shoot a seven-under 64 to finish the tournament at 15-under and enter as the clubhouse leader. 

As impressive as his round was, he has nothing on the next guy. 

Jimmy Walker was dyn-o-mite on the course today. How many times do you think he's heard terrible jokes similar to that one? Anyway, Walker destroyed this course on Sunday to the tune of a nine-under 62. 

Walker had five birdies on the front, and three birdies and an eagle on the back. He had just one bogey on the day.'s Amanda Balionis highlights just how impressive this round was.  

. @jimmywalkerpga ties course record with a 62. One off current lead held by Petrovic at -15

— Amanda Balionis (@Amanda_Balionis) October 14, 2012

This tournament did not have any star power, but it featured a pack of hungry golfers playing at a high level. This was a tournament for true golf fans. 


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