Matt Jones takes bite out of Bear Trap with Honda Classic win

Adam Woodard
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Matt Jones began the week with a 61, entered the final round of the Honda Classic with a three-shot lead and is leaving with the trophy after a strong finish.

The 40-year-old Australian earned his second win on the PGA Tour on Sunday, carding a stress-free 2-under 68 to claim the title at 12 under on the challenging Champion course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Jones began the day with birdies on the first and third holes, ultimately making the turn at 1 under after a bogey on the par-3 7th. Following a bogey on No. 11, Jones took a five-shot lead with consecutive birdies on Nos. 12 and 13. He immediately gave a shot back with a bogey on No. 14.

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After the hiccup, Jones took a bite out of the Bear Trap — holes 15-17 at the Champion course — with a pair of pars surrounding a birdie on No. 16.

Jones previously won the Shell Houston Open in 2014 in a playoff against Matt Kuchar, as well as the Australian Open in 2015 and 2019.