You must have heard about the name of Masters and Grand slam in the game of golf.
YES, we are talking about the player who has achieved the first grand slam and co-founded the Master's tournament.
Are you still asking the name?
Yes! You are right. We are talking about Bobby Jones.
That’s how we spell his name now.
His birth name is Robert Tyre Jones Junior.
In this article, we will be featuring all the things that you would like to know about RobertTyre Jones Junior or Bobby Jones and some of his outstanding quotes that may ignite the passion of yours for golf.
Reading his biography should increase your motivation, and you will surely respect his dedication after knowing him.
So, let's get started with our presentation…
The whole life in a nutshell
Age or year
Events or achievement
March 17, 1902
Co-founded Augusta National
Co-founded the Masters
Retired from golf
Bobby jones birth
Bobby jones was born on March 17, 1902, in Atlanta, Ga.
By born, Bobby jones was not a strong child. He could not eat properly and he was suffering from different malnutrition problems.
He could not eat properly before age 5.
The condition of his health became a concern for his family and for developing his health condition his father bought a house in Atlanta’s East Lake Country Club.
Changing the environment made a huge impact on the health condition of Bobby Jones.
Here in this new environment, bobby jones was introduced with different sports including golf and his health improved gradually.
Bobby Jones was a child from an affluent family and he had received all the necessary things that he needed.
His father was a partner in the law firm and Bobby Jones used to work there for a short time.
Bobby jones Personal life
Bobby Jones was also a great example of a family member. He was a dedicated person to his family.
Although his family was affluent he never neglected his duty towards his family.
Even for some instances, he helped his father greatly.
Bobby married a beautiful woman named Mary Rice Malone in 1924 and lived his whole life with this outstanding personality.
Bobby Jones and Mary had three children. The first one was Clara who dies in 1994.
The second child of this family is Robert Tyre and he died in 1973.
The third child of Bobby Jones and Mary is Mary Elen, who was born in 1931 and is still alive.
Career and achievements
Bobby Jones had achieved all the things that a golfer can achieve in his career.
Though he led a very prominent career, the first half of his career was not that much prominent.
You can mark this age as a barren and unfruitful. Although he had achieved prestige by playing in different tournaments but he could not validate this claim because he was winning no trophy at all.
The total career of Bobby Jones life can be divided into two categories.
The first seven years of his career can be marked as the lean year which started from the age of 14 and finished at the age of 21.
During this period, he had won nothing at all.
His fat years began with the win of the U.S. Open in 1923 at the age of 21 and finished at the age of 28.
He showed his peak performance in 1930 when he achieved the grand slam as a first player.
The idea of Grand Slam was not there during his time.
He won the four prestigious events of that time and as a result, is regarded as the first player to win this feat.
During his fast years, he played 21 national championships and won 13 tournaments out of these21.
The Grand Slum that he won in a calendar year includes-
U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, British Open, and British Amateur.
At the age of 28, he retired from this prestigious game.
Later part of his life
He started getting back pain when playing (not playing also) at the later part of his career and it took a severe face that his spinal cord greatly damaged.
He could not move and he needed to use a wheelchair until his death.
He co-founded Augusta National and The Master's tournament.
He played his last stroke of golf at the Master’s tournament in 1948.
He died on December 18, 1971, at the age of 69.
He was enlisted in World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
Bobby jones Quotes
Bobby Jones is famous for producing outstanding quotes that are still popular among golfers and common people.
His quotes show that he was a dedicated and devoted man towards this game and his family.
Here are the top five quotes of Bobby Jones that may intrigue you.
"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies."
"Golf is a game that is played on a 5-inch course."
"You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules."
"The real way to play golf is to take pleasure not in the score, but in the execution of strokes."
"The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself."
The life of Bobby Jones is intriguing and of pain. But he was a man of fame.
Although his career was not that long, he has achieved all the things that a player can achieve in his long career.
The more a person discusses the life of Bobby Jones, the more he strives to learn about him.
In this article, we have tried to give you little hints and insights about his career.
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