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Bobby Jones

Bobby JonesAKA Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.

Born: 17-Mar-1902
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Died: 18-Dec-1971
Location of death: Atlanta, GA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Golf

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner of 13 major championships

Lifelong amateur, considered by many to be the best golfer in history. He won the entire Grand Slam in 1930, the only person ever to do so in a single year. Notoriously, he called a penalty on himself causing his loss in a tournament. Over his career he won 13 major championships. Although he never took money from his golfing, Jones did receive tidy sums from making short instructional films (in excess of $250,000) and other endorsements. He founded the Augusta National Golf Club, out of which came the Masters Tournament. Late in life Jones suffered from the spinal disease syringomyelia, confined to a wheelchair.

Father: Robert Purmedus Jones
Mother: Clara Thomas
Wife: Mary Malone (m. 1924, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Clara Malone
Son: Robert Tyre III
Daughter: Mary Ellen

    University: BS Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (1922)
    University: BA English Literature, Harvard University (1924)
    Law School: Emory University

    Winner, US Open 1923
    Winner, US Open 1926
    Winner, British Open 1926
    Winner, British Open 1927
    Winner, US Open 1929
    Winner, US Open 1930
    Winner, British Open 1930
    Sullivan Award 1930
    Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964
    Ticker-Tape Parade 2-Jul-1926
    Ticker-Tape Parade 2-Jul-1930
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    Augusta National Golf Club President-in-Perpetuity

Author of books:
Down the Fairway (1927, memoir, with O. B. Keeler)
Golf Is My Game (1960, memoir)

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