Matt Jones claims second PGA Tour title with Honda Classic victory

Australian Matt Jones earned a spot at The Masters following his win at the Honda Classic at PGA National.

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Mon, 22 Mar 2021

Matt Jones claims second PGA Tour title with Honda Classic victory

Matt Jones cruised his way to a second PGA Tour title with a five-shot victory at PGA National to claim the Honda Classic and secure himself a spot at The Masters next month.

It seemed as though Aaron Wise would make Sunday's final round an exciting one when he pulled within one of Jones, but the American collapsed at the 10th hole to allow Jones to pull away.

Wise had a par putt from inside 30 feet which he gave a solid roll, but the 24-year-old's recent problems with his putter continued as he missed the putt coming back, before missing another after that to four-putt for a triple-bogey 7.


Jones on the other hand remained composed from start to finish and mixed five birdies with two bogeys to card a 2-under par final round of 68 and end his seven-year wait for another PGA Tour title.

"That's the best I've hit it from tee to green for, ever," said Jones, who was full of emotion after sealing the victory. "And to be able to do it on this golf course is amazing. I mean, you have to do it out here to have a chance and I did it.

"I played great. Daniel Berger said it right when he said winning a golf tournament is like having a heart attack every hole. I think that heart attack was out there from my very first tee shot, but I just managed it. I was pretty calm all day and I would say I just played well. It didn't turn anywhere, I just managed the golf course.

"I mean it's been seven years, it's been a tough seven years, I've had ups and I've had downs, as all golfers have, but, I mean, it gets me into a lot of big tournaments now and as I said earlier, I can go prep for Augusta, which is nice. Last time I had a four days to prepare and it was a bit tough, so I'm looking forward to it."

Matt Jones - What's in the bag at the Honda Classic

Driver: Titleist TSi2 | 10 degrees | Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft

3-wood: Titleist TSi3 | 16.5 degreesMitsubishi Kuro Kage Dual TiNi 80 TX

Irons: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi (2); Titleist 712MB (4-PW)True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52-08F @51, 56-10S); SM8 (58-08M @60) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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