Somebodys loss is someones gain


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Steve Marino arrived home from the HSBC Champions in China on Monday, exhausted by travel, four days of tournament golf and a bout with the flu – all of which turned out to be a blessing for Matt Jones.

At 129th in earnings Jones is in danger of missing his Tour card for the second consecutive year, but thanks to Marino’s withdrawal from the Children’s Miracle Network Classic on Wednesday the young Aussie will at least have a chance to move into the top 125.

Jones replaced Marino in the finale field and Steve Allan – No. 247 on the current money list – moved into the first alternate spot.