Upon winning Sunday night, Blixt qualified for this year's PGA Championship and the 2014 Masters, the 2014 Players Championship and the Tournament of Champions. Should he hold a top-60 ranking into next spring, he will be exempted into the U.S. Open, avoiding that nasty 36-hole sectional qualifier.
Ken Duke also was added to the Open field. The next alternate is 2011 Greenbrier champ Scott Stallings, who climbed one spot to 76th in the world.
Blixt zoomed up 100 spots in the FedExCup standings, from No. 139 to 39. His place on the Tour was secure because he had a winner's exemption from 2012, but he lands in the FedExCup playoffs and likely could survive two rounds with little effort.
In the higher reaches, Jimmy Walker was the winner, going from 24th to 17th. That not only put him in the British Open, it gives him a stronger chance to land in the FedExCup top 30 - a very lucrative and desired milestone.
There were also some losers, including:
That rules him out of the British Open and PGA Championship, both of which he is a past champion.
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