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Bobby Jones wins 1926 British Open...

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June 25, 1926

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, June 25, 1926

* Bobby Jones wins British Open
* PGA golf (1st report)

This 40+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "BOBBY JONES WINS IN OPEN" and "Finishes 72-Hole Championship Play With 291; Beats Waltrous by 2"

1st report coverage on famous golfer Bobby Jones winning the 1926 British Open at St. Anne's, England. Nice to have report on the front page.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning with a little margin wear, 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