07 Apr '14, 12am

Matt Jones holed out for birdie in Texas to win and earn the last spot at Augusta

Matt Jones holed out for birdie in Texas to win and earn the last spot at Augusta

It was a tale of two rounds on the 72nd hole at the Shell Houston Open as Australia’s Matt Jones drained a 46-foot putt for birdie to cap off a final-round 66. Matt Kuchar meanwhile, who had a four-shot lead entering Sunday’s final round, stumbled on the same hole. He pulled his hybrid into the water left of the green, but was able to get up and down for bogey to force a playoff with Jones at 15-under par. In the end, the mistake proved fatal for Kuchar, who was bested by Jones following a 42-yard chip in for birdie on the first playoff hole. Kuchar also missed the green, but he left his bunker shot short, officially crowning Jones champion and moving Kuchar to 2-1 in career playoffs. The victory marks the first of Jones’ professional career and earned the 34-year-old pro $1,152,000, 500 points FedEx Cup points and a berth in next week’s Masters tournament. For Kuchar, the...

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