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Bobby Jones wins British Open...

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June 17, 1930

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, June 17, 1930

* Bobby Jones in the British Open - PGA golf
* Year of grand slam victory (2nd of 4 wins)

This 24 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on page 18: "Bobby Jones Shoots A 77 And Has Total Score Of 150" with subheads and action photo of Jones (see photos). Tells of day 2 of the qualifying round of the 1930 British Open. This would be the year of his famous grand slam of golf achievement.

Other news of the day. Light browning with some margin wear and chipping, little irregular at the spine, otherwise 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