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

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Matt Jones will not tee it up at this week's Quicken Loans National.
Jones missed the cut at Glen Abbey by three strokes for just his fifth MC in 21 starts this season. He's 55th in the FedExCup standings and will not qualify for next week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Unless he opts for a tuneup at the Barracuda Championship, we won't see him again until the PGA Championship in two weeks. Jul 27 - 11:53 AM

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Matt Jones enjoyed a 4-under-par 35-33=68 for his opening round of The Open Championship, finishing two strokes back of the clubhouse lead.

The Aussie hit 16 greens in regulation and covered a lone bogey at the par-4 seventh hole with five birdies, including a walk-off 3 at No. 18. He's the only competitor to find all 16 fairways thus far, too. Jones has a pair of third-place finishes on the PGA TOUR this season and sits 55th in the FedExCup standings. It's a bit of a relief as he all but disappeared after his breakthrough win in Houston in early April of 2014. This is his second Open appearance (T54, 2014).
Jul 16 - 7:57 AM

Matt Jones turns his attention to The Old Course at St. Andrews for this week's Open Championship.

The Aussie finished T54 in his Open debut last year. He arrives with just one top 25 in his last nine starts. Jones has some length off the tee, ranking 57th on TOUR, but just 92nd in scoring average. His career best at a major championship is a T40 at the PGA Championship, so gamers should look elsewhere when setting lineups this week.
Jul 15 - 9:11 AM

Matt Jones settled for a 2-under-par 34-34=68 to conclude his fourth visit to the FedEx St. Jude Classic at 8-under 272, good for a five-way tie for third and five shots back of the winner Fabian Gomez.

Jones began the day at 6-under (T5) and three shots off the pace. A bit of a surprise as he hadn't cashed a paycheck in three previous appearances at TPC Southwind and he wasn't in good, recent form to boot, last cracking the top 25 eight starts ago. That start came as a solo third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, now matched for season-best in 18 events. Still, the Aussie may not take much consolation, as he clearly had his sights on his second PGA TOUR title, particularly after circling birdies on Nos. 8, 9, 11 and 13 to reach 9-under total. The par breakers on the last three all came from outside of 22 feet. The chase screeched to a halt however, missing a scoring chance at 14, bogeying the 15th, and failing to take advantage of the par-5 16th.
Jun 14 - 6:27 PM

Matt Jones spun a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in today's third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and posts 6-under 204, good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Jones began the day at 4-under (T15) and five off the pace of the 36-hole lead. For his efforts, he found just six (of 14) fairways but peppered 14 greens in regulation. The 35-year-old overshadowed two bogeys with four birdies, circling par breakers on Nos. 1, 3, 11 and 16. His 16'3" conversion at the par-3 11th was his longest conversion on the day that also highlighted a 10'7" birdie roll at the opener. The Aussie signed his card at a cumulative 4.937 strokes gained: putting and 9.280 strokes gained: total, currently seventh for each respective stat in the tournament.
Jun 13 - 5:00 PM

Matt Jones hopes the fourth time is the charm at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The Aussie arrives with no course history worth writing home about. He is 0-for-3 at TPC Southwind, and five of his six rounds have been signed at 2-over or worse. His current form is just slightly better, collecting three straight paychecks ahead of this week. Jones currently ranks 60th in the FedExCup standings but is unlikely to collect a large chunk of FEC points in Memphis.
Jun 9 - 11:31 PM

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

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