Jonas Blixt would love nothing more than to be the first Swedish player to win a major championship.
At this rate, it can't be long.
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He tied for second in his Masters debut, just the third major he's played. He was fourth at last year's PGA Championship, and tied for 26th at the British Open.
"I love majors," Blixt said. "I love when it's tough. It's not a shootout, so the harder the better."
He shot 71 for the third day in a row Sunday, and was the only player on the leaderboard to be under par in all four rounds. He finished the tournament at 283, three strokes behind Bubba Watson.
Blixt blamed his short game for not being able to make more of a run. He is still trying to figure Augusta National out, and said afterward he wasn't as aggressive as he could have been on some holes.
"Just didn't get my approaches as close as I wanted and didn't give myself enough opportunities to make birdies," he said. "…But I learned a lot today, and have a lot more new experiences and can't wait to come back."
PHOTOS: Sunday at the Masters