Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: The most successful amateur golfer ever to compete on a national and international level. He retired at age 28.

Born: March 17, 1902
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: December 18, 1971 (aged 69)
Cause of Death: Syringomyelia

Married Life

  • 1924-06-17 Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

Events in the Life of Bobby Jones

  • 1922-07-15 US Open Men's Golf, Skokie CC: Gene Sarazen wins the first of his 7 major titles, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up John Black and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones
  • 1923-07-15 US Open Men's Golf, Inwood CC: Amateur legend Bobby Jones captures his first career major championship, defeating Bobby Cruickshank by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Sunday playoff
  • 1924-06-06 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Unknown Englishman Cyril Walker wins his only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Bobby Jones
  • 1925-06-05 US Open Men's Golf, Worcester CC: Scotsman Willie Macfarlane beats Bobby Jones by 1 stroke in a second 18-hole playoff for his only major title
  • 1925-09-05 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
  • 1926-06-25 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American amateur Bobby Jones wins the first of his 3 Claret Jugs, 2 strokes clear of runner-up Al Watrous; 5th victory by an American in 6 years
  • 1926-07-10 US Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa
  • 1927-07-15 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: American Bobby Jones retains title; wins wire-to-wire by 6 shots from Fred Robson & Aubrey Boomer
  • 1928-06-24 US Open Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Johnny Farrell defeats amateur Bobby Jones by 1 stroke in a 36-hole playoff to win his only major title
  • 1929-06-30 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot CC: Bobby Jones wins his third US Open title in a 36-hole playoff, dominating Al Espinosa by 23 strokes on the West Course
  • 1930-06-20 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Bobby Jones wins his 3rd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Leo Diegel and Macdonald Smith on his way to the single-season Grand Slam
  • 1930-07-12 US Open Men's Golf, Interlachen CC: Defending champion Bobby Jones wins record-tying 4th US Open title by 2 strokes from Macdonald Smith; third consecutive major title
  • 1930-09-27 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
  • 1930-12-16 Golfer Bobby Jones is the first to win the James E. Sullivan Award (best US amateur athlete)
  • 1949-10-05 Sportswriter Robert Ruark first reports golfing great Bobby Jones's rare spinal disease (syringomyelia) which prevent him from playing any form of golf again

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