"To have my name on this trophy, it's a dream come true for me,” said Titleist Brand Ambassador Matt Jones (Pro V1x) after capturing his first Australian major championship at the 100th Australian Open.
Jones edged fellow Australian Adam Scott and defending champion Jordan Spieth, as Titleist Brand Ambassadors occupied the top three positions on the leaderboard.
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, rallied with a closing 6-under-par 65, while Spieth posted 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."
Jones and Titleist golf ball loyalist Nick Cullen (Pro V1x), who finished tied for fifth, qualified for next year's Open Championship with their performances, as they were among the three highest finishers who were not already exempt for Royal Troon.
THE COUNTS: Titleist was the overwhelming most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 130 players. That’s nearly twelve times the nearest competitor with 11.
Titleist was also the top choice in fairway metals, hybrids, utility irons and iron sets. Vokey Design Wedges topped the approach, sand and lob wedge category and Scotty Cameron putters tied for first in putters.
Congratulations on a memorable victory, Matt!
Let’s check out the Titleist equipment that the Titleist Brand Ambassadors trusted en route to their success in Sydney:
|WHAT’S IN MATT JONES' BAG|
|Golf Ball: Pro V1x
|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
What's in Adam Scott's bag: Pro V1x golf ball, 915D5 (9.5°) prototype driver, 915F (16.5°) fairway metal, 716 T-MB 3-iron, MB 680 (3-9) irons, Vokey Design SM5 pitching (48°), Spin Milled sand (54°) and TVD K-grind lob (60°) wedges, Scotty Cameron Experimental prototype putter.
What's in Jordan Spieth's bag: Pro V1x golf ball, 915D2 (9.5°) driver, 915F (15°) fairway metal, 712U 3-iron, AP2 (4-9) irons, Vokey Design SM6 prototype pitching (46°), gap (52°), sand (56°) and lob (60°) wedges, Scotty Cameron 009 protoype putter.