Bobby Jones


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(Bobby Jones), 1902–71, American golfer, b. Atlanta, Ga. A lawyer, he became a golf devotee. Jones won the National Open (1923, 1926, 1929–30), the National Amateur (1924–25, 1927–28, 1930), and the British Open (1926–27,
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Jones, (Robert Tyre, Jr.) Bobby

(1902–71) golfer; born in Atlanta, Ga. One of golf's greats during the 1920s "golden age" of sports, he became the only player ever to win a recognized Grand Slam in golf (four major championships in a single year) when he won the U.S. and British Opens, and the U.S. and British Amateurs in 1930. From 1922 to 1930—while earning his B.A. from Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology, another B.A. from Harvard, and his law degree from Emory—he won the U.S. Open four times, the U.S. Amateurs five times, and the British Open three times. An amateur throughout his career, he retired from golf in 1930 to practice law. He designed the course at the Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club where he helped found the Masters tournament (1934). After a spinal injury in 1948 he was confined to a wheel chair but he continued with his business interests.
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On hand for the event in the photo below are, back row, from left, John Smith, Dennis Ledonne, Robert Bruno, Bobby Jones, Joseph Moscioni; row three, from left, Fusco Louis, Jakob Ntellas, Thomas Ingrain, Samuel Mantilla, James Barnett, Anthony Morro, Barry Berger; row 2, from left, Carmel Lumia, Thomas Healy, NSO Charles Musante, Francis Donohue; and front row, NSO Tony Ntellas.
Outright leader after every round: Ted Ray 1912, Bobby Jones 1927, Gene Sarazen 1932, Henry Cotton 1934, Tom Weiskopf 1973
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Although Bobby Jones enjoyed success on his field of play and remains one of golf's most celebrated athletes, he did not perform in Hollywood features, as did Dempsey, Ruth, and Grange.