7 Apr 2014

Matt Jones qualifies for US Masters

12:18 pm on 7 April 2014

The Australian golfer Matt Jones has won the PGA Tour's Houston Open in a play-off.

Jones holed a pinch shot for birdie to beat American Matt Kuchar and earn himself a berth in this week's US Masters.

Jones sank a 45-foot birdie at the final hole of regulation to force a play-off.

It is the first PGA Tour victory for Jones, and he becomes the fourth Australian to win on the tour in the past six events, after Jason Day, John Senden and Steven Bowditch.

Kuchar only needed to par the 72nd hole to win, but found the water with his second shot before salvaging a bogey to join Jones in the playoff.