Matt Jones (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Matthew Jones|
19 April 1980 |
Sydney, New South Wales
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
|Former tour(s)||Nationwide Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 2014|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2014|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T40: 2013|
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Matthew Jones (born 19 April 1980) is a professional golfer from Australia who has played on the Nationwide Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia and the PGA Tour. Jones was born in Sydney, Australia. He later moved to the United States to attend Arizona State University where he was a first team All-American. He turned professional in 2001.
Jones joined the Nationwide Tour in 2004, but did not have a breakout year until 2007. After having only a combined 8 top-10 finishes in his first three seasons between 2004 and 2006, he almost matched that in one season. He had 6 top-10s in 2007, finishing second four times and losing in two playoffs. He finished 7th on the money list and qualified to play his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2008.
In his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2008, Jones found limited success. His best finish of the season was a tie for 4th at the Honda Classic and at the Buick Open. He finished the season with $775,899, but did not finish inside the top 125 on the money list, leaving him with conditional status for the 2009 season. In 2009 Jones had two top-10s, both 5th place finishes at the Buick Invitational and at the John Deere Classic. At the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in December 2009, where the top 25 finishers obtained their 2010 PGA Tour cards, Jones finished 3rd.
In his 156th PGA Tour start, Jones got his first PGA Tour win at the 2014 Shell Houston Open, beating Matt Kuchar on the first playoff hole when he made a 42-yard chip in for a birdie. He had previously made a 46-foot putt on the 18th hole to take the match to a playoff. The win also made Jones the last guaranteed entrant to the Masters and moved him to 41st in the Official World Golf Ranking.
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||6 Apr 2014||Shell Houston Open||68-68-71-66=273||−15||Playoff||Matt Kuchar|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2014||Shell Houston Open||Matt Kuchar||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
- 2007 Nationwide Tour graduates
- 2009 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2012 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates