Matt Jones back in action on US PGA Tour

US PGA Tour and US Champions Tour Previews

 

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN champion Matt Jones returns to the US PGA Tour for the first time this week since his thrilling victory in Sydney last November.

Jones tees it up at the Career Builder Challenge, formerly known as the Bob Hope Desert Classic, then the Humana something or other and next year … who knows?

Despite the frequent name changes the tournament has remained on the tour schedule in the La Quinta region of California since the 60’s.

This year it will be played out over three courses, including the PGA West TPC Stadium course (which is the host venue), the PGA West Nicklaus Course and La Quinta Country Club.

The first 54 holes are played as a pro-am and there will be much talk about the good work done by host sponsor The Clinton Foundation … and many others.

Joining Jones will be Marc Leishman, the top performing Aussie in Hawaii last week, John Senden, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Rhein Gibson, Geoff Ogilvy, Rod Pampling and Jarrod Lyle.

Career Builder Challenge (in Partnership with the Clinton Foundation) TV Times

Live Fox Sports coverage beginning Friday 7am to 11am.

Career Builder Challenge Leaderboard

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2016 US Champions Tour tees off

The US Champions Tour begins this week with the limited field Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

Forty Four of the leading players contest the Hawaiin event with defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez taking on the likes of Colin Montgomerie, Tom Watson, Fred Couples,  Hale Irwin, Jay Haas, Loren Roberts, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Kenny Perry, Davis Love 111 and Vijay Singh.

TV Coverage

Live Fox Sports coverage beginning Friday 11am – 2pm.

Mitsubishi Electric Championship Leaderboard

Mitsubishi Electric Championship Leaderboard
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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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