Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones

Profession: Golfer

United States of America

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

Historical Events in the Life of Bobby Jones

  • 1923-07-15 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY
  • 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 30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio
  • 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
  • 1929-06-30 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY
  • 1930-06-12 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn
  • 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 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
  • 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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