Bobby Jones ( Robert Tire Jones Jr. , born March 17, 1902 in Atlanta , Georgia , † December 18, 1971 ) was an American golfer . He is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. Despite his outstanding track record, he remained an amateur throughout his life and did not switch to a professional position .
life and career
Jones' greatest victories he achieved between 1923 and 1930. During that time he won 62 percent of all national championships to which he competed. He finished first in the US Amateur Championships five times. He won the Open Championship three times, the US Open four times and the British Amateur Championship once. In 1930 Jones won all four major titles and went down in the history books of sport with this " Grand Slam ". After that, Jones retired from active competition at the age of 28.
After his golf career, in addition to his profession as a lawyer, he also worked as an author of golf books and as a golf teacher. In 1933 Jones designed the Augusta National Course together with Alister MacKenzie and shortly afterwards launched the Masters .
Jones is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.
Results at major championships
When Jones was active, the British and US amateur championships were considered major tournaments.
|US Open||DNP||NT||NT||DNP||T8||T5||T2 LA||1 LA||2 LA||2 LA||1 LA||T11 LA||2 LA||1 LA||1 LA|
|The Open Championship||NT||NT||NT||NT||DNP||WD||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||1 LA||1 LA||DNP||DNP||1 LA|
Jones ended his active career after winning the Grand Slam in 1930. After that, he only took part in the Masters initiated by him in 1934 . Since he remained an amateur throughout his career, he was not allowed to compete in the PGA Championship .
The Masters Tournament
NT = No tournament
DNP = did not play
WD = withdrawn
CUT = cut not made
R32, R16, QF, SF = rounds in which he lost in match play
"T" split placement (engl. Tie )
Green background for victories
Yellow background for top 10
- List of winners in major golf tournaments
- Bob Jones Award
- Bobby Jones - The Golf Legend (film)
- The Legend of Bagger Vance (film)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American golfer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 17, 1902|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Atlanta|
|DATE OF DEATH||18th December 1971|