Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt claim victory at Zurich Classic

They beat Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown after four play-off holes

BY Cian Roche 17:05 Monday 1 May 2017, 17:05 1 May 2017

Image: Gerald Herbert/AP/Press Association Images

Cameron Smith celebrated his first win on the PGA Tour alongside Jonas Blixt, as the duo clinched a play-off victory at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. 

They were pushed all the way by American duo of Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, with both pairs sharing four play-off holes.

Cameron and Blixt went close early on, missing birdie putts on the first and second play-off hole which would have secured them the victory. 

Kisner also had the chance to win on the second play-off hole, but his putt was just too strong and rolled by the 18th.

On the ninth hole, there was nothing to separate the pair again.

Smith turned on the style for what turned out to be the final play-off hole; his approach from 59 yards spun back within a few feet of the hole. 

The Australian stepped up and confidently sank the putt to earn himself a first win on the Tour and a share of the winner's prize pot with his Swedish team-mate.

The victory earns them a spot at The Players Championship next week and Smith was understandably speechless after the victory.

"I can't speak," he said, visibly emotional after the victory.


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