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Golfer Bobby Jones...

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July 02, 1930

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, July 2, 1930

* Bobby Jones welcome home
* British Open champion
* Broadway ticker tape parade

This 20 page newspaper has a very nice six column headline on the front page: "CROWDS HAIL JONES ON RETURN TO U.S." with subheads. Unusual for such a nice headline on the front page here. Nice for display.

Other news of the day throughout including various advertisements. There is light browning, a little margin wear and chipping, and little irregular at the spine but the paper is otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Jones was not only a consummately skilled golfer, but he also exemplified the principles of sportsmanship and fair play. Early in his amateur career, he was in the final playoff of the 1925 U.S. Open at the Worcester Country Club. During the match, his ball ended up in the rough just off the fairway, and as he was setting up to play his shot his iron caused a slight movement of the ball. He immediately got angry with himself, turned to the marshals, and called a penalty on himself. The marshals discussed among themselves and questioned some of the gallery if anyone had seen Jones' ball move. Their decision was that neither they nor anyone else had witnessed any incident, so the decision was left to Jones. Bobby Jones called the two-stroke penalty on himself, not knowing that he would lose the tournament by one stroke. When he was praised for his gesture, Jones replied, "You may as well praise a man for not robbing a bank." The United States Golf Association's sportsmanship award is named the Bob Jones Award in his honor.

Category: The 20th Century