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NFL scouts take notice of former Eastern RB Jones

Football: Taiwan Jones made a big splash at his workout for NFL scouts on Thursday and quite possibly improved his draft status, according to Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports.

Farrar reported that Jones, the former Eastern Washington running back, “put on a major show in front of what San Francisco 49ers running backs coach Tom Rathman told one observer was the biggest NFL attendance for a private workout he had ever seen.”

Farrar wrote that about 50 NFL scouts, coaches and executives were at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., for the private workout.

Yahoo! Sports reported that Jones ran one 40-yard run and recorded times in the range of 4.27 to 4.35 seconds on all stopwatches.

“This could really push Jones up quite a few draft boards,” wrote Farrar. “Currently seen as a third- to fifth-round prospect, Jones may jump up a bit higher based on today.”

Na shoots 16 on one tour hole

Golf: Kevin Na will remember the ninth hole at the Texas Open in San Antonio for a long time.

The South Korean set a new low for the worst par-4 hole in the PGA Tour record books, shooting a 16 with a nightmarish sequence of shots.

Na’s problems included an unplayable lie from the tee, a two-stroke penalty after the ball ricocheted off a tree and struck him, and five consecutive strokes from the woods.

Na ended the first round thinking he shot a 15 on the hole. But another stroke was added after Na reviewed the video replay before signing his scorecard. He finished the round with an 8-over 80.

The worst single-hole score at a PGA Tour event belongs to John Daly, who had an 18 on the par-5 sixth hole at Bay Hill in 1998. Ray Ainsley took 19 shots on the par-4 16th hole at Cherry Hills in the 1938 U.S. Open.

Associated Press