Matt Jones
39-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Now 38 years of age, Jones appears to be tapering off after his career peaked between 2013-2016. The last three seasons he's failed to notch a single top-10 finish, but has found a way to keep his PGA Tour card. Now on the downhill slope of his career, the Aussie should be avoided in most formats given his limited upside. Read Past Outlooks
Withdraws from Houston
October 11, 2019
Jones withdrew Friday prior to the start of the second round of the Houston Open.
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Withdrawals have become an issue for Jones this season, as he has pulled out early in two of his four starts on the tour. Jones shot a 73 in the first round Thursday.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Matt Jones
Yahoo DFS Golf: Houston Open
13 days ago
Brian Harman lands among our targets in Yahoo contests for the Houston Open this week after beginning the 2019-20 campaign with three straight top-20s.
FanDuel PGA: Houston Open
14 days ago
Daniel Berger has played well early this season and particularly well in his event, so he will be a golfer to zero in on in this week's contests on FanDuel.
DraftKings PGA: Houston Open
14 days ago
Big names are hard to find this week, but Henrik Stenson stands out among the crowd, and heads up this week's selections for contests on DraftKings.
Golf Barometer: Hadwin Hype
16 days ago
Back-to-back top-4 finishes to begin the 2019-20 season have earned Hadwin a spot among the 'Risers' in this week's Golf Barometer.
Golf Draft Kit: 2019-20 Projected Earnings
56 days ago
The RotoWire golf crew projected 2019-20 earnings for more than 200 golfers who have PGA Tour cards for this season. Will Justin Thomas be the leading money winner?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jones missed just 8 of 20 cuts on the PGA Tour throughout the 2016-17 season, but failed to record a single top-10 and ultimately needed to finish top-25 at the Web.com Tour finals in order to retain his card. Jones' short game has been top-notch, ranking second in SG: Around-the-Green and 25th in sand-save percentage, but he finished the season at just 159th in GIR percentage. Jones experienced his worst campaign since 2012, having earned just $510,622 in 20 starts.
Jones has the dubious distinction of finishing 126th on both the FedEx Cup Points List and the money list, when just a couple more points or dollars would have gotten him a PGA Tour card for next season. Now after a missed cut in the last regular-season event of the year at the Wyndham Championship, the former Shell Houston Open winner has an uncertain schedule and some time to fix a game that left his strokes gained ranks of 102nd tee to green, 155th in approach to the green and 159th in putting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Trying to play again this week
September 30, 2019
Jones (back) is in the field for this week's Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
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Will not play this week
Back
September 24, 2019
Jones will not play in the the Safeway Open due to a back injury, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Ties for 10th in West Virginia
September 16, 2019
Jones closed with a four-under 66 on Sunday at a Military Tribute at the Greenbrier to finish 12-under and tied for 10th.
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Pegging it at Sedgefield CC
July 28, 2019
Jones (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Wyndham Championship.
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WD at Barracuda Championship
Undisclosed
July 22, 2019
Jones has removed his name from the field at this week's Barracuda Championship, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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