It will be hard to ever top the approach shot hit by Shaun Micheel at Oak Hill's 18th hole in 2003, but Jonas Blixt likely just hit the shot of the 2013 edition of the PGA Championship on that hole. Blixt, a little-known Swede but 2013 PGA Tour winner at Greenbrier, was well off the fairway and needed to hit a laser just to get up around the green. A laser which needed to be a significant draw, out of that major championship rough, to a green that is significantly raised above the fairway seemed like an impossibility. But Blixt not only carried it over the steep hill abutting the front of the green, he stuck it to within a couple feet:
That is probably not just the shot of the week on No. 18, but could be the shot of the tournament ... which is saying something, given that we've seen Martin Kaymer hole out from 150 yards and Jason Dufner do the same for eagle on Saturday.
Blixt cleaned up the putt for birdie on one of Oak Hill's toughest holes. He's now 6-under and just two shots off the pace after a ridiculous bogey-free round of 66. With all the carnage behind him in the final groups, that 6-under clubhouse mark is looking pretty good right now.
UPDATE! Apparently, that approach shot was not the only amazing occurrence on the hole for Blixt. His tee ball, which we saw was way left, actually came to rest in the back pocket of a fan:
J Blixt hits tee shot @ 18 into fan's pocket. Tells Golf Channel, "I'm just glad it wasn't plugged."— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) August 10, 2013