Bobby Jones (golfer)
Bobby Jones (Robert Tyre 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 record of success, he remained all his life an amateur and has not been changed to the professional.
His greatest victories he achieved 1923-1930 at this time., He won 62 percent of the national championships, which he took. In five of eight U.S. Amateur Championships, he was the first, in the other he finished second. He won the Open Championship three times, four times the U.S. Open and even the British Amateur Championship. In 1930 Bobby Jones took all four major titles and went with this " Grand Slam" in the history of the sport one. Then, at the age of 28, he retired from active competition scene.
He dominated the short game like no other at this time. Bobby has been practicing chipping and putting in childhood in the garden of the parents. This early training should pay off later. Throughout his career, Jones used only his putter " Calamity Jane ".
After his golf career, he worked alongside his career as a lawyer and as an author of golf books and as a golf instructor. 1933 together with Alister MacKenzie Jones designed the Augusta National Course, and called a few years later, the Masters to life.
1974 Bobby Jones was among the first golfers who were included in the newly created World Golf Hall of Fame.
Bobby Jones is buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.