Dean Jones becomes a professional golfer

Dean Jones becomes a professional golfer

Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has traded his cricket bat for golf clubs as he announced Wednesday that he will compete on the Australian seniors tour later this year.

Jones, who after his cricketing career made a name for himself as a commentator, has already tested himself as an amateur in various events, including the Victorian Open, the Victorian PGA and the NSW Open over the past three years.

"If you have a dream and you want to do something, have a dip, don't be 10 years later having a beer saying 'I wish I'd had a go'," Jones was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald. 

"My major problem was 'am I good enough'. But I played the Victorian senior open last year and I finished third. It gave me the belief that I can cut the mustard, that I can compete with these guys."

Jones' best finish came last December, when he finished runner-up to David Good in the Victorian Senior Open.

Jones played 52 Test matches for Australia at an average of 46.55 and 164 One Day Internationals for an average of 44.61.

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