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Matt Jones |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170
College: Arizona State University

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Matt Jones opened the Wells Fargo Championship with a 3-under-par 37-32=69 to establish early possession of the clubhouse lead.
The Aussie went out in the fifth threesome off the 10th tee at Quail Hollow today, but he was the first to come to rest in the 60s. He went 5-for-6 in scrambling with a bogey and added a three-jack bogey from just outside 20 feet at the par-3 13th hole, but Jones connected for five birdies, including a conversion from 20'4" at the par-4 third. This is his first red number since a third-round 68 at the Valero Texas Open on the last day of March. May 14 - 12:34 PM

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Matt Jones took down Victor Dubuisson 2-up in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

The Frenchman played better today, but he never led in his match with the Aussie. They were all square through 16 before Jones closed birdie-birdie. Overall, Jones scored 3-under-par with four birdies. Dubuisson holed three birdies but lost two holes with bogeys. At 0-2, the 2014 runner-up is mathematically eliminated, but will play Dustin Johnson on Friday. Jones (1-1) has a scheduled match with Charl Schwartzel.
Apr 30 - 6:08 PM

Matt Jones makes his first World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship start this week at TPC Harding Park and will face Dustin Johnson, Victor Dubuisson and Charl Schwartzel in Group 8.

Jones has played in two prior WGC events finishing T31 at WGC-Bridgestone in 2014 and T53 at the HSBC Champions in November. The Aussie's best finish on the PGA TOUR this season was third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and missed the cut in his last start at the Shell Houston Open, where he was defending. Jones' win at the 2014 SHO is his only TOUR title in 181 career events played.
Apr 28 - 9:39 AM

Matt Jones arrived at the halfway point of the Shell Houston Open in even-par 72-72=144 and will miss the cut.

He's the third consecutive defending champ from Australia to miss the cut. John Senden (Valspar) and Steven Bowditch (Valero) succumbed to the same fate in recent weeks. Jones split 20 (of 28) fairways and hit 24 greens in regulation, but converted only six birdies. He wiped them away with six bogeys. At last check, he ranked 31st in the field of 144 in strokes gained: putting, but 126th in strokes gained: tee-to-green. Not only will he not have a chance to successfully defend now, but this also ends his consecutive cuts made streak at 10.
Apr 3 - 3:14 PM

Matt Jones collected his first piece of PGA TOUR hardware at last year's Shell Houston Open and returns this week for another look.

The Aussie was 1-for-4 at this venue before last year's breakthrough win. He arrives in top form, having collected top 30s in each of his past four starts. Any talk of post-victory slumps have been pushed aside. Winning the same tournament in back-to-back years is rarely accomplished on the PGA TOUR but it's not out of the question when you consider his current form entering this week.
Apr 1 - 4:01 PM

Matt Jones fired a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open to make a big move up the leaderboard on a difficult day for scoring.

Jones enters the finale round at even-par 216. The Aussie has quietly caught fire, and has done so just before he defends his only PGA TOUR title at the Shell Houston Open. He began his third round at TPC San Antonio on the back nine, and opened with his first of five birdies on the par-4 10th. He dropped just one bogey on the afternoon.The highlight came at the par-5 18th, when he holed a birdie putt from 15'9".
Mar 28 - 4:42 PM

Matt Jones fired a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish in third place at 17-under 271.

Jones traded two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine at Bay Hill Club and Lodge, but caught fire on the back. He circled four birdies to go with five pars on the inward nine. Highlights included a chip-in birdie on the par-4 15th and a 25'11" birdie on the par-3 17th. This finish makes his especially tasty for gamers who are considering using him in numerous formats at the Shell Houston Open in two weeks. The Aussie will defend his only PGA TOUR win in that event.
Mar 22 - 5:55 PM

Matt Jones finished strong in his third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, signing for a 5-under-par 36-31=67 and improving to 13-under 203 with 18 holes to play.

He joins Jason Kokrak in the clubhouse lead. After two bogeys on the Aussie's first three holes at Bay Hill, he played his final 15 holes in flawless fashion. He circled seven birdies over that span, with five of those falling from outside of 10 feet. He ended his round with four consecutive birdies to emerge from out of nowhere. The highlights were a 33'3" effort on the par-5 fourth hole and a 75'4" bomb on the par-3 17th. Jones has one just once on the PGA TOUR, and that was in the 2014 Shell Houston Open. He is less than two weeks away from beginning his defense, and could do so fresh off a win in Orlando if he plays his cards right on Sunday.
Mar 21 - 5:14 PM

Matt Jones crafted a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 in today's second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to reach the midpoint in 8-under 136, five strokes off the 36-hole lead.

He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and went 6-for-6 in scrambling while converting seven birdies for a thoroughly productive day. Four of Jones' par breakers disappeared from outside 10 feet. His longest measured 52'8" at the par-3 14th hole, but the Aussie also knocked one in from six yards away from a lie off the green at the par-4 10th where he began the day and set the tone. This is his first start on the Florida swing, but it's his ninth consecutive payday. He capped off the West Coast Swing with a T7 at Pebble Beach and a T14 at Riviera.
Mar 20 - 6:25 PM

Matt Jones rides a wave of good form into this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

After starting the season with months full of middling results, the Aussie has turned in back-to-back top 15s ahead of this week. If you glance at course history, then the top 15s keep coming, as that's where he finished last year at Bay Hill. Jones is not a top-tier selection this week, but DFS gamers could certainly do worse when filling out their rosters.
Mar 17 - 11:16 PM

Matt Jones back-pedaled to a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in his final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The Aussie hit 12 greens in regulation and curled in two birdies, including a conversion from 13'9" at the par-4 16th hole, but he also absorbed three bogeys. He missed three tries inside eight feet. Jones posted 16-under 271 to finish with a three-way share of seventh place six strokes behind the winning aggregate. Up next on his schedule is this week's Northern Trust Open where he's 2-for-2 with no better than a T59 last year.
Feb 15 - 7:34 PM

Matt Jones toured Pebble Beach Golf Links in 5-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and trails Jim Furyk by one at 17-under 198.

Jones had it going on in the third round. He began his day on the 10th hole, and his birdie on the par-4 13th hole was the only thing interrupting eight pars. His back nine, the front, featured six birdies on his first seven holes. Three of those birdies fell from between 11 and 19 feet. The eight and ninth holes at Pebble Beach are consistently among the hardest, and he swallowed back-to-back bogeys to end his round. He hasn't recorded a top-10 finish on the PGA TOUR since his win at the 2014 Shell Houston Open, so it's safe to say that this is his first time back in the hunt in almost year.
Feb 14 - 6:05 PM

Matt Jones chased his opening 65 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a 6-under-par 32-34=66 at Spyglass Hill Golf Club in the second round, reaching the halfway point in 12-under 131, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

So much for the level of difficulty of the hardest track in play this week. Jones converted eight birdies to hide two bogeys today. He hit 12 greens in regulation, so the Aussie really squeezed out a low one when the odds would have suggested otherwise. At the time he signed his card, he ranked outside the top 50 in fairways hit and outside the top 70 in GIR, but T1 in birdies with 15. Up next in his rotation is the host course on Saturday.
Feb 13 - 4:45 PM

Matt Jones posted a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course.

Jones has sputtered since breaking through in Houston last year, but he nonetheless arrived at the AT&T with six consecutive cuts made. Today's aggregate is also his lowest in a lid-lifter since he carded the same to open the last year's WM Phoenix Open just over 12 months ago. He sandwiched a lone bogey at the par-4 18th hole at MPCC today with seven birdies and signed his card sitting just two strokes in arrears of the clubhouse co-leaders. The Aussie will rotate over to Spyglass Hill for the second round on Friday.
Feb 12 - 6:11 PM

Matt Jones hasn't finished inside the top 10 since winning his first PGA TOUR title but will try again at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The Aussie is 6-for-7 at this event with two top 15s on his resume. His 2014-15 resume is deceptively good as he's benefited from three no-cut events. Jones currently ranks 118th in strokes gained:total and can be safely avoided until the form returns.
Feb 11 - 8:18 PM