Bobby Jones (golfer)

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Bobby Jones (golfer)

American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession add

Category: Golf

Born in 1902.

Countries: United States (23%), (20%), Georgia (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: U.S. Open (golf), Jack Nicklaus, Georgia Institute of Technology

Linked to: Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Augusta National Golf Club, Golf Channel

 

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Bobby Jones was born in 1902 add something


1916

That same year, 1916, he won the Georgia State Amateur Championship for his first important title, at the Capital City Club, in Brookhaven, where he became an active member later in life add something


1919

In 1919 he travelled to Hamilton Golf and Country Club, for his first serious competitive action outside the U.S., while in 1920, Engineers' G.C., in Roslyn, Long Island hosted the matches add something

 

Jones played in the 1919 Canadian Open while in Hamilton, Ontario, performing very well to place tied for second, but 16 shots behind winner J. Douglas Edgar add something

 

Jones successfully represented the United States for the first time, in two winning international amateur team matches against Canada, in 1919 and 1920, earning three of a possible four points in foursomes and singles play add something


1920

Jones is considered one of the five giants of the 1920s American sports scene, along with baseball's Babe Ruth, boxing's Jack Dempsey, football's Red Grange, and tennis player Bill Tilden add something

 

Jones qualified for his first U.S._Open (U.S._Open_(golf)) at age 18 in 1920, and was paired with the legendary Harry Vardon for the first two rounds add something


1921

On his first appearance on the Old Course in The Open Championship of 1921, he withdrew after 11 holes in the third round, when he failed to complete the hole , and tore up his scorecard, although he finished the round and indeed played the fourth round as well add something


1922

He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1922 and played for the varsity golf team, lettering all four years add something


1923

As an adult, he hit his stride in 1923, when he won his first U.S._Open (U.S._Open_(golf)) add something

 

During his peak as a golfer from 1923 to 1930, he dominated top-level amateur competition, and competed very successfully against the world's best professional golfers add something


1924

He earned an A.B. in English Literature from Harvard College in 1924, where he was a member of the Owl Club add something

 

Jones was married in 1924 to the former Mary Rice Malone, whom he met in 1919 while a freshman at Georgia Tech add something


1925

In the first round of the 1925 U.S._Open (U.S._Open_(golf)) at the Worcester Country Club near Boston, his approach shot to the 11th hole's elevated green fell short into the deep rough of the embankment add something


1926

He is the only sports figure to receive two ticker-tape parades in New York City, the first in 1926 and the second in 1930 add something

 

In 1926 he entered Emory University School of Law and became a member of Phi Delta Phi add something


1927

When he won the Open at the Old Course in 1927, he wowed the crowd by asking that the trophy remain with his friends at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club rather than return with him to Atlanta add something


1928

He served as playing captain of the U.S. team in 1928 and 1930 add something


1930

Following his retirement from competitive golf in 1930, and even in the years leading up to that, Jones had become one of the most famous athletes in the world, and was recognized virtually everywhere he went in public add something

 

From that win at New York's Inwood Country Club, through his 1930 victory in the U.S. Amateur, he won 13 major championships in 20 attempts add something

 

He won the British Amateur over The Old Course in 1930, and scored a double eagle 2 on the fourth hole , by holing a very long shot from a fairway bunker add something

 

In the early 1930s Jones worked with A.G. Spalding & Co. to develop the first set of matched steel-shafted clubs; the clubs sold very well and are still considered among the best-designed sets ever made add something

 

Jones retired after his Grand Slam in 1930, playing only his own tournament, The Masters add something

 

That same year, 1930, he was honored with the first James E. Sullivan Award, awarded annually by the Amateur Athletic Union to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States add something

 

Tommy Armour - His 1930 campaign was overshadowed by Bobby Jones' Grand Slam, and Armour seems to have been overlooked


1931

Jones appeared in a series of short instructional films produced by Warner Brothers in 1931 titled "How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones" and in 1933 titled "How to Break 90" add something

 

Jones made 18 instructional golf films in Hollywood between 1931 and 1933 in which he coached well-known film stars with golf pointers add something


1933

Jones co-designed the Augusta, Georgia National course with Alister MacKenzie; the new club opened in early 1933 add something


1934

Jones came out of retirement in 1934 to play in the Masters on an exhibition basis until 1948, when he quit golf permanently, due to ill health add something

 

He founded the Masters Tournament, first played at Augusta, Georgia in March 1934 add something


1943

In 1943 he was promoted to major and trained as an intelligence officer, serving in England with the 84th Fighter Wing, which was part of the Ninth Air Force add something


1944

Landing in Normandy on June 7, 1944, Jones spent two months with a front line division as a prisoner of war interrogator, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel add something


1947

Later, in 1947, he founded Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta and co-designed the course with Robert Trent Jones add something


1948

In 1948, Jones was diagnosed with syringomyelia, a fluid-filled cavity in his spinal cord which caused first crippling pain, paralysis add something

 

Jones did play in the Masters every year it was held until 1948, when he was 46 years old, but only in the first as a competitor add something


1961

Jack Nicklaus - While Nicklaus officially turned professional in late 1961, he debated heavily the idea of remaining an amateur in order to further emulate his idol, Bobby Jones


1966

In 1966, the governing board and membership of Augusta, Georgia National passed a resolution naming Jones President in Perpetuity add something


Bobby Jones died in 1971 add something

 

He died in Atlanta , Georgia, on December 18, 1971, about a week after converting to Catholicism add something

 

Jack Nicklaus - Between 1971 and 1980, he would win a further nine major championships, overtake Bobby Jones' record of 13 majors, and become the first player to complete double and triple career slams of golf's four professional major championships


1973

Jack Nicklaus - Bobby Jones' record of majors was soon broken when Nicklaus won the PGA Championship in August 1973 by four shots over Bruce Crampton for his 12th professional major and 14th overall when using the old-style configuration of Jones' day


1974

He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974 add something


1976

Jack Nicklaus - The inaugural tournament in 1976 paid tribute to the late Bobby Jones, while the 25th edition in 2000 honored Nicklaus, himself


1986

Greg Norman - Norman was again in contention at the PGA Championship, showing remarkable consistency during all four majors in 1986, the likes of which had not been seen since Bobby Jones in 1930


2000

Jones was ranked as the fourth greatest golfer of all time by "Golf Digest" magazine in 2000 add something

 

The Jones legend was used to create a supporting character in "The Legend of Bagger Vance" in 2000, portrayed by Joel Gretsch, and the event where he called his own penalty is used for the fictional protagonist, Rannulph Junuh add something


2003

Founded in 2003, the Bobby Jones Golf Company designs, develops, and sells metal-woods, wedges and hybrid golf clubs add something


2006

Published in 2006, "The Grand Slam" by Mark Frost has received much note as being evocative of Jones's life and times add something


2009

His four second-place finishes in the U.S._Open (U.S._Open_(golf)) set a record, since tied by Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, and Phil Mickelson, until 2009 when Mickelson recorded his fifth second-place finish add something

 

Jones was ranked as the third greatest golfer of all time in a major survey published by "Golf Magazine", September 2009 add something


2013

Founded in 2013, Jones Global Sports designs, develops, and sells apparel, accessories and golf equipment add something