Matt Jones authored a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 8-under 134, four adrift of 36-hole clubhouse leader Charley Hoffman.
Prior to this week's DBC appearance, Jones had played his last seven rounds at par-71 TPC Boston in a cumulative 18-over, and hadn't completed 72 holes in his last two visits. So the Aussie's place well-up on the live leaderboard (currently T3) is somewhat surprising. Upon closer inspection however, Jones was the outright leader after 36 holes two starts ago at the PGA Championship, eventually finishing T21. Today, similar to yesterday, his ball-striking was off, finding eight (of 14) fairways and landing 12 greens in regulation. At last check, he's T84 and T49 in the field in those two stats, respectively. But, he's made the most of his chances, registering 1.609 putts per GIR thru 36 holes, currently fourth in the field in that category. The 35-year-old converted on five (of 12) scoring chances today, highlighted by four consecutive at Nos. 3-6, and included a chip-in birdie-2 at the third to begin his run.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 03:30:00 PM