WATCH: PGA Tour Pro Throws His Putter In The Lake At Bay Hill

On the 11th hole at Bay Hill, frustration got the better of Matt Jones as his putter found a watery grave

Jones throws his putter
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Golf can be a frustrating game at the best of times, let alone when you are playing for millions and millions of dollars each week like PGA Tour players are.

At Bay Hill on Saturday, not only was the course and action starting to heat up, but so were some of the players tempers as Australian, Matt Jones, demonstrated at the par-4 11th, as the two-time PGA Tour champion said goodbye to his putter as it found a watery grave.

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On a day where scoring was going to be hard to come by, it seemed that par was going to be your friend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and, after 10 holes, Jones was sat at just one-over-par for his round.

Hitting a nice drive down the middle at the 11th, the 41-year-old stuck his second shot to around five-feet from the flag, leaving himself a very, very makeable birdie putt. However, the Aussie seemed to be walking before he had even hit the putt, with his ball never troubling the hole.

After tapping-in for his par, Jones seemed to have had enough, with the 41-year-old flinging his putter into one of Bay Hill's many lakes and leaving the Aussie without his flat stick for the remainder of his third round. 

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x