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Bobby Jones wins 1928 U.S. Amateur Open...
Item # 590958
September 16, 1928
THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, Albany, New York, September 16, 1928
* Bobby Jones wins U.S. Amateur Open
* PGA golf
This 40+ page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "JONES RETAINS TITLE" with subheads that include: "Jones Trounces Perkins, British Amateur King, in Title Roundby 10 and 9" and more. 1st report coverage on famous golfer Bobby Jones winning the 1928 U.S. Amateur Open at West Newton, Massachusetts. Lengthy text here.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout with nice front page headlines on a hurricane in Florida (see photos). Minor 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