The Masters - Preview Day 1

Matt Jones

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Australia
Matt Jones
Matt Jones

Matt Jones

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Australia
PGA Championship Appearances
7
Best PGA Championship Finish
T21 (2015)
World Ranking
74
Age
41
Turned Pro
2001
Hometown
Sydney, Australia
College
Arizona State University
Height
6 ft 0 in
Weight
169 lbs

Bio

First professional golf lesson was at 15 with Gary Barter, who continues to be his swing coach and mentor.

Learned to play golf with his father and uncle, spending most days on the course with his older brother, Brett, who is now a club professional in New Jersey. Coincidentally, Brett competed in the 2015 PGA Championship where Matt was the 36-hole leader.

In 2010, married Melissa Weber, who represented Idaho in Miss USA 2009.

Born and raised in Oyster Bay, a small suburb outside of Sydney, Australia.

At age 6, met fellow Australian Greg Norman who was the No. 1 ranked player in the world at the time, sparking his determination to becoming a professional golfer.

Moved to the United States in 1998 to attend Arizona State University where he was a first-team All-American.

Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
R1 4 4 5 4 6 3 4 3 4 37 5 3 4 5 3 3 4 4 5 36 73
R2 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 38 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 39 77
Eagle+
Birdie
Bogey
Double+

Stats

Strokes Gained R1 R2 R3 R4 Rank
Off the Tee -1.197 1.348 - - -
Approach the Green -0.251 -1.154 - - -
Around the Green 0.450 -1.664 - - -
Tee to Green -0.998 -1.469 - - -
Putting 0.831 -2.928 - - -
TOTAL -0.167 -4.397 - - -
Driving R1 R2 R3 R4 Rank
Average Driving Distance 313.6 345.0 - - -
Driving Accuracy 35.71% 64.29% - - -
Longest Drive 382 370 - - -
Approach R1 R2 R3 R4 Rank
Greens in Regulation 44.44% 50.00% - - -

Previous Performances

Year
Location
Finish
Year
2022
Location
Southern Hills Country Club
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Finish
CUT
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
R1 4 4 5 4 6 3 4 3 4 37 5 3 4 5 3 3 4 4 5 36 73
R2 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 38 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 39 77
Eagle+
Birdie
Bogey
Double+
Year
2021
Location
The Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Finish
T30
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
R1 4 5 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 34 4 4 4 3 3 5 6 5 5 39 73
R2 4 6 5 4 3 3 4 4 4 37 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 38 75
R3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 6 4 4 4 3 4 38 74
R4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 2 4 33 4 5 4 4 3 3 4 3 5 35 68
Eagle+
Birdie
Bogey
Double+
Year
2020
Location
TPC Harding Park
San Francisco, California
Finish
CUT
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 70
R1 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 4 4 36 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 3 34 70
R2 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 3 6 39 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 36 75
Eagle+
Birdie
Bogey
Double+