Sydney, Australia. Matt Jones held off charges by Adam Scott and defending champion Jordan Spieth to win the 100th Australian Open.
Jones, who posted an 8-under-par 276 victory total at his home course, The Australian Golf Club, finished one shot clear of the runners-up.
Scott, who trailed Jones by nine shots to start the day, was in hot pursuit with a closing 6-under-par 65, while Spieth shot a final round even-par 71, just missing an eagle putt on the final hole to force a playoff.
“I’m sure I can take confidence out of going head to head and coming out on top with those two (Scott and Spieth),” Jones said. “It’s something I can use down the road. I’m just happy to come out on top.”
WHAT’S IN MATT JONES’ GOLF BAG?
Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5º) w/ Aldila Tour Blue 70 shaft
Fairway: Titleist 915F (16.5º) w/ Mitsubishi Kurokage S TINI 80 shaft
Irons: Titleist MB (3-PW) w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 (54°) w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shaft
Vokey Design SM5 (60°) w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shaft
Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS prototype
Golf Ball: Pro V1x