Tournament article

Token Homemate Cup 2019

Unexpected? No, it was meant to be! Brendan Jones marks his Victory No.15

Brendan Jones, known as BJ has done it! He has been away from the win for 3 years, but BJ cruised his way on the Sunday afternoon with the score of bogey free 64 and grabbed his 15th win at the Japan Tour.

BJ has been absent from this opening event for 7 years, he scored 7 under for the final round with 1 eagle and 5 birdies, had pretty big lead coming into his Sunday back nine, but never at ease until the last putt.

His putts were hot all day through, made a 12-meter on the starting hole, and 6-meter eagle putt on the 4th. But suddenly, BJ started to miss the short ones on 15, 16, and 17.
At the same time, his good old friend Matthew Griffin was making the charge.

On the final hole, BJ pulled the Tee shot in to the fairway bunker, he challenged to make it on the green in two, but it flew way over and bounced on the spectator stands.

"At that moment, I was afraid that Matt will catch me."

BJ didn't feel comfortable using wedge on the approach shot from tough slope green side rough.
"I felt embarrassed, but had to use the putter"

He couldn't get it close enough and left 5-meter par saving putt.
"It felt longer than 5-meters."

BJ has been using Broom stick putter, but with the rule change in 2016, he has been having difficulties with putting.

"I told myself to believe in the efforts from practice during the off season."
Par saving, and also the winning putt rolled in, and BJ gazed up to the sky.

BJ is now 44 years old. His friend asked him last week, "how long are you going to continue?"
He had surgery on his left wrist in 2013 and 14, won the ANA Open in 2016, but he was feeling that he had become "old" for the game. He did have "retire" in his mind, thought that his Pro-life will be 2 more years, but that's all changed now.