Matt Jones

    Matt Jones

    Height: 6 ft. 0 in 

    Weight: 170 lbs 

    Birthday:  04/19/1980

    College: Arizona State University

    Turned Pro: 2001

    Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Titleist 


    Jones moved from his native Australia to attend Arizona State University where he was an All American. After graduating in 2001, he turned pro. He toiled on the various mini Tours in the United States for a number of years before joining the Nationwide Tour in 2004. His breakout year came in 2007 when he had four runner-up finishes including a play-off loss at the Oregon Classic and the Mark Christopher Charity Classic. He would finish the year 7th in the standings and as a result gained his first ever PGA Tour card.

    Jones played 31 events in his rookie season, making the cut on 17 occassions. He registered five top 25s including a best result of tied 4th at the Honda Classic. He would end his rookie year 135th on the money list and lose his card. He subsequently attended Q School where he finished 3rd thereby regaining his card. He had his best finish on the Tour up to then in 2013 when he was runner-up at the Greenbrier Classic. This was one of five top 10s on his way to ending the year 48th on the money list.

    Jones captured his first Tour win in 2014 at the Shell Houston Open. He shot a final round of 66 to force a play-off with Matt Kuchar who lost on the first play-off hole after jones pitched in for birdie from over 40 yards. The win earned him a place at the Masters. He ended the year 42nd in the standings. His best finish in a Major Championship came at the 2013 PGA Championship when he finished in a tie for 40th.