Twin Australian Open champion Matt Jones has set his attractions on representing Australia on the Olympics subsequent yr.

On Sunday, Jones received his 2d nationwide identify – each coming at The Australian Golfing Membership – keeping off the problem of Louis Oosthuizen via one shot.

After turning into simply the 19th a couple of winner of the Open, the 39-year-old is eager to change into an Olympian in Tokyo, having handed at the alternative to take part in Rio.

“Every other purpose, which might be a tricky one, can be to play the Olympics,” he advised RSN.

“I needed to skip it ultimate time as a result of I used to be seeking to stay my excursion card.

“If I had the chance once more, I would no doubt like to constitute Australia and play within the Olympics.”

Sooner than then, Jones will intention so as to add a significant championship to his listing of achievements, which incorporates a PGA Excursion victory in 2014.

He will get his probability at Royal St George’s, having earned a go back to the British Open.

“Any time you get an opportunity to play in a significant is beautiful particular, however particularly so when it is the British Open,” the Sydneysider mentioned.

“If I had to select to win one main it could be that one.”

Jones printed {that a} second of miscommunication on Sunday nearly proved pricey as he got here to the remaining hollow on the Australian Open.

He had wrongly been knowledgeable that Oosthuizen made par at the 18th, when the South African in reality had made eagle to just about inside a stroke of the chief.

“I wasn’t too happy once I discovered the placement, as a result of I performed the opening in a different way than I typically would have beneath other cases,” Jones mentioned.

“I used to be beneath the belief that it was once both a par or worst case a birdie.

“He no doubt advised me ‘Louis isn’t making eagle’, so I believed I had a two-shot lead.”

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