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With a victory today at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle …

John Mallinger

– Earns his first career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 33 years, 20 days in his 157th career start on TOUR.

– Earns exempt PGA TOUR status for the remainder of 2012 and all of 2013 and 2014 seasons.

– Becomes the seventh first-time winner on TOUR this year and first since Ted Potter Jr. at the Greenbrier Classic in July.

– Becomes the second first-time winner in the six year history of the Frys.com Open (2011/Bryce Molder).

– Becomes the third straight player to carry the third-round lead/co-lead onto victory on TOUR and 16th on the season.

– 2012 starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 24-13-3-1 (Projected with a win today)

– Earns a spot into the following 2013 PGA TOUR events: Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Humana Challenge, Arnold Palmer Invitational, RBC Heritage, PLAYERS Championship, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the Memorial Tournament, AT&T National and PGA Championship.

– PROJECTED to move inside the top 45 on the PGA TOUR money list. Top 30 on season ending list earns an invitation to the 2013 Masters. Mallinger has never played in the Masters.

Jonas Blixt

– Earns his 1st career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 28 years, 5 months and 21 days in his 19th career start on TOUR. 

– Earns exempt PGA TOUR status for the remainder of 2012 and all of 2013 and 2014 season.

– Becomes the seventh first-time winner on TOUR this year and first since Ted Potter Jr. at the Greenbrier Classic in July.

– Becomes the second first-time winner in the six year history of the Frys.com Open (2011/Bryce Molder).

– Becomes the third rookie winner on TOUR this year and first since Ted Potter Jr. at the Greebrier Classic in July. The other rookie to win was John Huh at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

– With a win today would be the second straight player in his 20s to win on TOUR and fourth in the last five events.

– Joins Carl Pettersson (RBC Heritage) as the only Swedish players to win on TOUR this season.

– 2012 starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 19-13-5-1 (Projected with a win today)

– With a win will earn a spot in the 2013 PGA Championship, he has never played in a major.

– PROJECTED to move inside the top 35 on the PGA TOUR money list. Top 30 on season ending list earns an invitation to the 2013 Masters. Blixt has never played in the Masters.


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