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Bobby Jones wins British Open...



Item # 568178

June 20, 1930

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, June 20, 1930

* Bobby Jones wins British Open 
* PGA golf
* Year of grand slam victory
 

This 30 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "BOBBY JONES TRIUMPHS IN BRITISH OPEN" "Atlantan Has 291 Score for 72 Hole Golf Play; Leo Diegel Second" with photo of Jones. (see)

This would be the year of his famous grand slam of golf achievement.

Other news of the day. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was one of the greatest golfers to compete on a national and international level. He participated only as an amateur, primarily on a part-time basis, and chose to retire from competition at age 28.

Explaining his decision to retire, Jones said, "It (championships) is something like a cage. First you are expected to get into it and then you are expected to stay there. But of course, nobody can stay there."

Jones is most famous for his unique "Grand Slam," consisting of his victory in all four major golf tournaments of his era (the open and amateur championships in both the U.S. & Britain) in a single calendar year (1930).

Category: The 20th Century

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