Matt Jones wins Houston Open PGA play-off
AUSTRALIAN Matt Jones holed a pitch shot for birdie to earn a last-minute berth in the Masters when he won the $6.4 million Houston Open in a play-off on Monday.
Jones sank a monster 14-metre birdie putt at the final hole of regulation before going even better in the play-off to beat American Matt Kuchar at the first extra hole at the Golf Club of Houston.
It is the first PGA Tour victory for Jones, who shot a closing 66 to join Kuchar (72) at 15-under-par 273, two strokes ahead of Spaniard Sergio Garcia.
Jones became the fourth Australian to win on the tour in the past six events, joining Jason Day (WGC Match Play), John Senden (Tampa Bay Championship) and Steven Bowditch (Texas Open).