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2014-15 Fantasy Golf Outlook

Jones spent most of his first five years on the PGA Tour on the outside looking in. In fact, he ended up within two spots of that magical 125th spot three of those five years, but he seemed to figure it out in 2013 and now he appears to be on the right track. Last season he set a career-high in earnings, but there's still room to grow here. It's always risky taking a guy who's coming off a career-high in earnings, but Jones could be worth the risk this year. In draft leagues he could go as early as the 4th round.

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 170 lbs   Country: Australia   Birthdate: 4/19/1980   Birth Location: Sydney   College: Arizona State   Debut: January 1, 2001  

April 6, 2014    Matthew Jones News Update

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Jones birdied the final hole in regulation Sunday to force a playoff with Matt Kuchar and on the first playoff hole chipped in for birdie from just off the green to win the Shell Houston Open.

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Matthew Jones: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jones made his seventh consecutive cut on the PGA Tour.

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Jones carded rounds of 69-71-67-67 to tie for eighth at the BMW Championship, finishing two spots out of the Tour Championship.

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Jones shot a Sunday-best 8-under 62 to tie for fifth at the Wyndham Championship.

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Jones tied for 40th at the PGA Championship.

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After a runner-up finish at The Greenbrier last week, Jones followed up with a tie for seventh at the John Deere Classic.

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Jones is in the field for the John Deere Classic this week.

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Jones tied for second at The Greenbier Classic.

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Jones shot 69-72-70-72 to tie for sixth at the Memorial Tournament, his first top-10 of 2013.

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Jones missed the third round secondary cut that placed him in the MDF (Made Cut but did not Finish) group at the Wells Fargo Championship.

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Jones tied for 23rd at the Humana Challenge.

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Jones, 20-under - 412 strokes, tied for 14th at the final stage of Q-School thus earning a PGA Tour playing card for 2013.

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Jones and the following players have been added to the field of the Wyndham Championship: Seven Bowditch, Jamie Donaldson, Ben Kohles, Roland Thatcher, Dicky Pride, Rory Sabbatini, Billy Horschel, Vaila Guillaume, Savis Nazareth, Tyler Rody and David Sanchez.

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Jones shot out of the starting blocks with the 36-hole lead but couldn't hold the lead through the weekend and finished fifth at the Puerto Rico Open.

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Jones is in the field for the Crowne Plaza Invitational this week.

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Jones is in the field for The Players Championship this week.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

Jones spent most of his first five years on the PGA Tour on the outside looking in. In fact, he ended up within two spots of that magical 125th spot three of those five years, but he seemed to figure it out in 2013 and now he appears to be on the right track. Last season he set a career-high in earnings, but there's still room to grow here. It's always risky taking a guy who's coming off a career-high in earnings, but Jones could be worth the risk this year. In draft leagues he could go as early as the 4th round.

2013-14

Jones is one of those guys thought to have a lot of potential, but for the most part, he's failed to live up to it. He played some good golf at the end of last season however and that could be a sign of things to come. Jones has a lot of upside, even at this price, so he's worth a look in salary cap leagues. In draft leagues you could justify a pick in the high-40s, but considering his lack of name recognition, you could probably get him in the late-50s.

2011

Jones is a talented golfer but didn't have equivalent results his first two years on the PGA TOUR. Last year was different, however, as he found refuge safely inside the top 125, finishing 72nd on the money list. The future looks bright for Jones, and he'll be hard to pass up at a good price. Jones is fairly long off the tee, but his accuracy is horrible. If he can improve that measure, everything should fall into place. He proved he could putt last year when he ranked 26th in putts per green on the PGA TOUR.

2010

This will be third straight year for Jones to be a part of the PGA Tour. He was a full member in 2008 and had conditional status in 2009. Jones was able to regain full membership in 2010 via Q School. This Aussie can play and will benefit from his efforts over the last two years.