Matt Jones wins Honda Classic title after seven years

Matt Jones wins Honda Classic tournament title after seven years

Australian Matt Jones, 40, claimed his second PGA Tour title on Sunday by winning The Honda Classic tournament and when completing the fourth and last round with 68 hits (-2) and 268 total hits (-12), five less than the second classified, the American Brandon Hagy.

Jones was the one who best adapted to the high wind conditions throughout the tournament on the PGA National Champions Course., at Palm Beach Gardens, when he hit the ball well from the tees and fairways, but above all he was fine-tuned around the greens.

His triumph cemented him from the first round when he made a record of 61 strokes. (-9) to tie the best mark in the history of the tournament.

The veteran Australian golfer had won his first PGA Tour tournament at the 2014 Shell Houston Open to later get two more Australian Open titles.

With the victory in the Honda Classic, Jones climbed 60 spots in the FedEx Cup standings and now ranks 11th after earning 500 points.

Hagy, 30, finished second after delivering his last scorecard of 66 hits (-4) and amassing 273 (-7), and gained 101 positions in the FedEx Cup rankings to rise to 77th place.

Four other American golfers led by Chase Seiffert, who had the best record of the day 64 (-6), along with the Taiwanese CT Pan, shared the third place by accumulating 274 strokes (-6).

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