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Matt Jones ties course record with 61 in Honda Classic

Australian golfer flawless with 9 birdies, no bogeys through opening round
Matt Jones tees off on 18th hole during opening round of 2021 Honda Classic
Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-18 21:10:36-04

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Matt Jones tied the course record at PGA National in the first round of the Honda Classic on Thursday with a 9-under 61.

Brian Harman shot a 61 at PGA National in the second round of the 2012 Honda Classic. Tiger Woods shot a 62 in the final round that same year.

Until Thursday, they were the only rounds of 8 under or better since the event moved to PGA National 15 years ago.

Jones, an Australian ranked No. 83 in the world, was flawless with nine birdies and no bogeys.