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Bobby Jones

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Chelice Ko

on 14 March 2013

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Transcript of Bobby Jones

Robert Tyre Jones Jr. also known as "Bobby Jones" was born on March 17, 1902 in Atlanta,Georgia At age 6, Jones won his first
tournament when he
competed in the East Lake
Children's Tournament. At age 14, he made the third round of the U.S. Amateur Championship and won the Georgia
State Amateur Championship. During World War I, Jones toured the U.S.
playing exhibition matches to generate income
for war relief. An American amateur golfer and a lawyer by profession. Jones was the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete on a national and international level. In 1923, Jones won his first major championship,
the U.S. Open. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1922 . , He then earned A.B. in English Literature from Harvard College in 1924. In 1926, he entered Emory University School of Law. In 1924, Jones married Mary Rice Malone. They had three children
Clara, Robert Tyre III, and Mary Ellen. 1930 Jones won all four major
golf tournaments in a single year, where he was famous for his unique "Grand Slam." In the same year, Jones announced his retirement from golf at the age of 28. •In all Jones played in 31 majors, winning 13 and placing among the top ten finishers 27 times.

•He returned to his law practice but remained active in the sport.

•He co-designed the Augusta National Golf Club and founded the Masters Tournament .

•He made 18 instructional golf films in Hollywood.

•He appeared in a series of short instructional films.

• He also authored several books on golf. In 1948, Jones was diagnosed with syringomyelia. He was eventually restricted to a wheelchair. He died in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 18, 1971.
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