Blixt def. Bradley 2 and 1 in Match Play

No. 6 in the Sam Snead bracket seed Keegan Bradley is take down by the Swede, Jonas Blixt, 2 and 1.

We'll keep you posted on the highlights of the Bradley vs. Blixt match right here – and scroll down for our preview coverage.

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Hole No. 17: Par 4, 482 yards

Keegan Bradley's birdie attempt slides by the cup. He had to make it in order to extend the match.

Jonas Blixt def. Keegan Bradley, 2 and 1

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Hole No. 16: Par 3, 199 yards

Keegan Bradley drains a long birdie putt to stay in the match against Jonas Blixt on the 16th. Following that series of events, Blixt could not make his birdie putt from 20 feet.

THRU 16: Blixt, 2 up

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Hole No. 15: Par 4, 343 yards

Jonas Blixt's birdie at 15 allows hims to go dormie over Keegan Bradley at No. 15. Blixt has won four out of the last five holes.

THRU 15: Blixt, 3 up

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Hole No. 13: Par 5, 583 yards

Both player make par at the par-5 13th, but on 12, Jonas Blixt made birdie to go 1-up with just five holes remaining.

THRU 13: Blixt, 1 up

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Hole No. 11: Par 5, 659 yards

The first birdie in two holes gives the advantage to Jonas Blixt, which allows him to square the match with Keegan Bradley.

THRU 11: All square

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Hole No. 8: Par 5, 576 yards

A birdie at the eighth gives the momentum swing to Keegan Bradley. Bradley, a long-hitter compared to playing competitor Jonas Blixt, takes a 1-up lead over the Swede.

THRU 8: Bradley, 1 up

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Hole No. 7: Par 4, 486 yards

A par for Keegan Bradley squares the match against Jonas Blixt, who is playing in his first Match Play Championship.

THRU 7: All square

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Hole No. 6: Par 3, 185 yards

Blixt makes a par on the sixth to take the 1-up lead over Keegan Bradley.

THRU 6: Blixt, 1 up

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Hole No. 3: Par 3, 208 yards

Jonas Blixt answers right back with a birdie at the par-3 third. Did You Know? Blixt is ranked 98th, according to the Golfweek Sagarin Pro Rankings.

THRU 3: All square

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Hole No. 2: Par 5, 574 yards

As Blixt said in his pre-tournament interview, Bradley hits it long, straight and makes birdies. With that, Bradley picks up a birdie to win the second hole.

THRU 2: Bradley, 1 up

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 460 yards

Bradley, No. 25 in the Official World Golf Rankings, is playing No. 46 Blixt. Bradley and Blixt made pars on the first hole. Bradley's last victory came at the WGC event back in 2012 at the Bridgestone Invitational. Blixt won at The Greenbrier Classic in 2013.

THRU 1: All square

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Keegan Bradley

  • OWGR Rank: 25
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 23
  • 2014 PGA Tour results: 10th, CIMB Classic; T-11, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-18, Humana Challenge; T-16, Farmers Insurance Open; MC, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-20, Northern Trust Open
  • Match Play results (since 2009): T-33 (2013); T-17 (2012)
  • Comments: Bradley has been very consistent this Tour season, but hasn't really challenged for a title just yet. His two appearances at Match Play have been a bit lackluster, although his play at the Ryder Cup has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with in match-play events.

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Jonas Blixt

  • OWGR Rank: 46
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 98
  • 2014 PGA Tour results: T-51, Frys.com Open; T-25, CIMB Classic; T-63, HSBC Champions; T-21, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; MC, Humana Challenge; MC, Farmers Insurance Open; T-34, Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • Match Play results (since 2009): None
  • Comments: Blixt doesn't hit a ton of greens or fairways, but he's got the short game to make things interesting in Match Play.

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