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w2 GOAT Golf Bobby Jones


Robert (Bobby) Tyre Jones Jr. (1902 –1971) Atlanta, GA. 5’-8”- 165 lbs.

One of the most influential and innovative in the history of amateur golf; 1923-1930 retiring at age 30 as a lawyer, course designer, instructor and equipment designer. Earning degrees from Georgia Tech, Harvard and Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. In full swing, he excelled against the top-level amateur competition and at the time the world’s best professional golfers such as Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club (GA), and co-founded the Masters Tournament.

At age 6 (1908) he won his first children’s tournament at his home course at East Lake Golf Club. At age 14 (1916) he won his 1st major golf event inaugural Georgia Amateur Championship conducted by the Georgia State Golf Association at the Capital City Club, in Brookhaven, GA.
Also know for his good sportsmanship, taking a penalty in several tournaments which cost him the win. Jones also represented U.S. for the first time, winning 2 international amateur team matches against Canada

In 1930 his “Grand Slam,” victory in all four major golf tournaments (the open and amateur championships in both the U.S. & the U.K.) was the pinnacle of golf. In his career he played in 31 majors, winning 13 and placing among the top ten finishers 27 times. He was the second (and last) to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in the same year (first accomplished in 1916) by Chick Evans.

Tournament wins
1908 East Lake Children’s Tournament East Lake Golf Club. (Age 6)
1911 Junior Championship Cup of the Atlanta Athletic Club
1915 Invitation Tournament at Roebuck Springs
Birmingham Country Club Invitation
Davis & Freeman Cup at East Lake, East Lake Club Championship
Druid Hills Club Championship
1916 Georgia Amateur, Birmingham Country Club Invitation* (Age 14) * 1st major golf event
Cherokee Club Invitation, East Lake Invitational
1917 Southern Amateur
1919 Yates-Gode Tournament
1920 Davis & Freeman Cup at East Lake
Southern Amateur, Morris County Invitational
1922 Southern Amateur 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 US Open
1926, 1927, 1930 The Open Championship
1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930 US Amateur
1930 British Amateur, James E Sullivan Award1934 13 Masters Tournaments (Tied)
1958 Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame
1974 World Golf Hall of Fame
1997 Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame

Bobby Jones inspired many young and professional golfers to pursue their dream of mastering the greens! The Augusta Golf Club and the annual Masters Tournament with the ceremonial green jacket is considered the pinnacle of course design, landscaping and golfing achievement.

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