Pros advice

Matt Jones plays from the hospitality tent

Powered by National Club Golfer


Whistling Straits’ major defence is over 1,000 bunkers.

Matt Jones, while leading midway through the third round, went left of those guarding the 9th fairway and ended up in a hospitality tent.

From where he played his approach, off some carpet and in amongst a load of revellers who couldn’t quite believe their luck.

“Actually I was happy where the ball was,” Jones said.

The spot where I had to have gone would have been much harder. And I hit a very good shot. I actually hit it exactly on the line I picked, I picked the wrong line. I thought the wind was off to the left, but it was straight down,” he explained.

“There was a lot of cameras clicking. And I just had to deal with it, because no one is going to be able to control a crowd like that. So I just hit my shot.”

He ended up making five.




Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • AG News: Garcia named European Tour Golfer of the Year

    The Golfer of the Year – an award Ballesteros won on three occasions in 1986, ‘88 and ‘91 – is voted for by the golf media. He beat off competition from Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Rookie of the Year Jon Rahm...
    Read more

  • AG News: McDowell and Lowry come up just short as Stricker wins Shootout at 50

    Presidents Cup skipper Steve Stricker returned to the winner's circle after capturing the QBE Shootout with compatriot Sean O'Hair...
    Read more

  • AG News: Sharma completes fairy-tale week in South Africa

    Shubhankar Sharma showed no signs of nerves in notching up his first European Tour win plus the best of the action...
    Read more

More news
 View More Button
Latest Videos
  • Video: Top 5 Winter On-course Coaching Tips

    In this video, PGA Pro Nick Taylor brings us five tips to help players perform better on the green in winter...
    Read more

  • AG News: American Golf Christmas Ad 2017

    The 2017 American Golf Christmas ad has landed, and this year it is packed with amazing deals and offers. From golf balls and clothing through to golf clubs and equipment, there's sure to be something here to entice every golfer this festive season...
    Read more

  • Video: Winter On-course Coaching Tips - Chipping onto the green in winter

    Nick Taylor shows us how to chip onto the green in winter by offering some vital tips and hints to give you the best chance of success on the golf course...
    Read more

More news
View More Button