In a thrilling finish, Matt Jones holed his third shot on the par 4 18th hole to beat Matt Kuchar in a playoff and win the Shell Houston Open. Jones forced the playoff with a birdie of the 18th in regulation, only to watch as Kuchar dunked his approach into the drink on 18, and then follow it up with a superb up-and-down from about 80 yards to secure a tie, forcing a playoff.
In the playoff, Jones bunkered his tee shot while Kuchar found the short grass. Unable to reach the green, Jones laid up short and right of the green, while Kuchar’s approach hit the green side bunker short and right. From there, Jones holed a miraculous chip over the bunker where Kuchar’s ball sat for an unbelievable birdie. Kuchar hit a superb bunker shot, but it came up about 10 feet short, and victory was Jones’.
Let’s take a look at what Jones had in the bag to bring home the title:
Driver: 9.5 degree Titleist 913D3 with UST Mamiya Attas Elements MK 7X shaft
3 Wood: 15 degree Titleist 910F.d with UST Mamiya Attas Elements MK 8X shaft
Driving Iron: Mizuno Fli-Hi (2-iron) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft
Irons: Titleist MB 712 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design 54-10, Titleist Vokey Design 58-08 with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Best of luck to Matt Jones at The Masters this coming week. What an amazing way to earn a spot into the first major of the year!