Strap Boob And A Snub In Victory
Matt Jones lead his home country’s open through 3 rounds at ten under par. The Aussie journeyman’s final round was never going to be easy thanks to Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott giving chase. Starting off with a bogey and a double never helps. Jones appeared to have found himself after a few birdies got him back to only 1 over for his round, but then he made a triple at 9th and all hell had broken loose. Rod Pampling was in the clubhouse at -6 after shooting a course record 61 (ten under). Pampling and Jones were now tied. Speith and Scott were chasing.
Scott hit the par five 18th green in two and made birdie to post -7 (6 under for his round!). Meanwhile Jones birdied 14 to also get to -7. Spieth surely had another bird in him to make it a 3 way sudden death playoff on the 18th. Scott seemed pretty confident as to where he stood when interviewed. Matt Jones didn’t give a fuck. He promptly drained his birdie putt on 16 to get to 8 under. The only chance left for someone to catch him would be for playing partner Jordan Spieth to make eagle at 18. After driving his tee shot in the fairway, this was his 2nd shot:
A fat 3 wood to 20 feet for eagle. The kid is blessed. And how about that load of #toursauce he dumped all over the place after contact. That was the cream pie of tour sauce. Sadly for Jordan’s fan club, the Golden Boy missed the eagle putt low and Jones sneaked in his 4 foot par putt for victory.
Being his home country’s championship, Jones was obviously elated in his victory. SFG has always been a big fan of Melissa Jones, Matt’s wife. She’s been a topic of many posts here when Matt has played well in the past. The former Mrs. Idaho and model was in Oz to watch Matt play.
Yeah, that is her. She was wearing a bit more than that when the cameras caught her near the 18th green. She was seated next to a cute little thing that I presume is the Jones’ nanny. When Matt made his final putt the kids stormed the green and Melissa followed behind. He kissed the kids, snubbed her when she went for the pucker, and then he hugged the nanny quickly. Oh shit.
Hopefully Matt isn’t trading in for a newer….errrrrr…..younger model with less miles.