Matt Jones another US top ten

Jones has had three top tens since early June
Jones has had three top tens since early June

MATT JONES and Steven Bowditch have continued their good form on the US PGA Tour with encouraging performances at the 2013 John Deere Classic.

However, they were upstaged by American 19 year old Jordan Spieth (65), who became the first teenager to win on the tour since 1931 after a mini epic five hole playoff against defending champion Zach Johnson (68) and Canadian David Hearn (69).

But Jones in particular had a great tournament at the TPC Deere Run course in Illinois, opening with a 5-under 66 and never being far from the lead over the four days.

He closed with a 68 to finish on 17-under, just two off the play-off score, tied for seventh.

Bowditch shot a sizzling 6-under 65 on the final day to finish at 15-under tied for 12th.

The Australian pair had their best ever finishes on the tour last week, when they shared second place at the Greenbrier Classic.

Jones has now had three top ten finishes in the last month and a half. He was T6 at the Memorial Tournament in early June.

John Deere Classic Final 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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