Bobby Jones

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A statue of Bobby Jones sits off the first fairway during a practice round for the 2015 Masters Tournament on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Undated Bobby Jones photo.
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Hand-colored photo of Bobby Jones, co-founder of the Masters Tournament.
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Bobby Jones (right) with 1955 Masters champion Cary Middlecoff.
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Masters champion Jack Nicklaus (left) with the Masters Tournament co-founder Bobby Jones.
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This potrait of Bobby Jones was donated to the Atlanta History Center by Jones' wife, Mary in 1975
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An 18-cent commemorative U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring Bobby Jones was issued on Sept. 22, 1981.
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Front page of The Augusta Chronicle on Wednesday, July 15, 1931, announcing plans to build a golf course in Augusta, Georgia. The first tournament was played in 1934.
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A sign directs visitors to the gravesite of Bobby Jones at Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery. 2013 photo by The Augusta Chronicle.
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Bobby Jones (left) with Augusta National Golf Club architect Alister MacKenzie. MacKenzie he died in January, 1934, a few months before the first tournament was held. (The Augusta Chronicle)
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Golf fans leave balls, clubs and other golf items at the gravesite of Bobby Jones at Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery. 2013 photo by The Augusta Chronicle.
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Golf fans leave balls, clubs and other golf items at the gravesite of Bobby Jones at Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery. 2013 photo by The Augusta Chronicle.
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Arnold Palmer (hands on waist) argues a rules point at the 12th hole after his ball became embedded in the mud during final round of the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in August, Ga., April 6, 1958. The final ruling gave the 28-year-old Palmer, of Latrobe, Pa., a three on the hole and 73 round for 284 total. The others from left, are, Ken Venturi an unidentified official Bobby Jones, president of the Augusta National Golf Club; Clifford Roberts co-founder, gold committee chairman and an unidentified caddy. (Photo by File)
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Bobby Jones, right, presents the silver cup trophy to Billy Joe Patton after he took top Amateur honors in the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on April 11, 1954. Patton fell one stroke short of tying for first place with 289 and joining the playoff between Sam Snead, wearing hat, and Ben Hogan, center. (AP Photo)
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Sam Snead, White Sulphur Springs, W.VA., left, is congratulated by Bobby Jones after winning 18 home Masters Tournament playoff in Augusta, Ga., April 13, 1954. The West Virgina slammer shot a 70 to beat Ben Hogan by one point. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer, left, presents the ball he used in winning the Masters Golf playoff, April 9, 1962, in Augusta, Ga., to Bobby Jones, president of the Augusta National Club where the tournament was played. Behind them is Masters Tournament co-founder Clifford Roberts. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer, center standing with hands on hips, argues a rules point at the 12th hole after his ball became embedded in the mud during final round of the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in August, Ga., April 6, 1958. The final ruling gave the 28-year-old Palmer, of Latrobe, Pa., a three on the hole and a 73 round for a 284 total. The others (from left) are amateur golfer Ken Venturi; an unidentified official; Bobby Jones, president of the Augusta National Golf Club; Clifford Roberts, co-founder of the tournament; and an unidentified caddy. (AP Photo)
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Jack Burke Jr., left, is congratulated by Bobby Jones after winning the 20th Masters Golf Tournament by one stroke at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Ga., April 8, 1956. At center is last year's champion Cary Middlecoff, who came in third place. Ken Venturi placed second. Burke, 33-year-old native of Fort Worth, Texas, won the tourney with a 72-hole total of 289. At left is Masters Tournament co-founder Clifford Roberts. (AP Photo)
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Bob Jones, president of Augusta National Golf Club, left, presents a plaque to Jimmy Demaret, center, as amateur Frank Stranahan, at right, looks on April 9, 1950 at the Augusta, Ga. Demaret posted 283 to top Jim Ferrier to win the tournament. At far right is MastersTournament co-founder Clifford Roberts. (AP Photo)
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Jack Burke Jr. is helped by Cary Middlecoff as he puts on the traditional coat after winning the 20th Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Ga., April 8, 1956. Burke, 33-year-old native of Fort Worth, Texas, won the tourney by one stroke with a 72-hole total of 289. Middlecoff, last year's champion, came in third place. Ken Venturi placed second. Standing at right is Bobby Jones, and at left is Clifford Roberts, both co-founders of the Masters. (AP Photo)
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Horton Smith, right, is congratulated by Bobby Jones after the Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga., March 25, 1934. (AP Photo)
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Ben Hogan holds his hands apart to illustrate to Herman Keiser, center, and Bobby Jones the 30-inch putt he missed on the 18th hole in his final round in the Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., April 7, 1946. (AP Photo)
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Bobby Jones, center, presents a plaque to Claude Harmon, right, after Harmon won the 12th annual Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga. on April 11, 1948. At left is Cary Middlecoff of Memphis, Tenn. who was second in the tournament. (AP Photo)
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Bobby Jones, front left, retired amateur golfing champion and founder of the Masters, joins golfers Ben Hogan, right front, Jimmy Demaret and Byron Nelson, right rear, at the Masters Golf Tournament in 1947. (AP Photo)
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Art Wall Jr. points to his name on the plaque he received after winning the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusts, Ga., April 5, 1959. At left is Bobby Jones, golfing great and president of the Augusta National and at right is Cliff Roberts, tournament chairman. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
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Bobby Jones (File)
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Bobby Jones (left) with his "Grand Slam of Golf" trophies (from left) British Open Trophy, U.S. Amateur Trophy, British Amateur Trophy and U.S. Open Championship Cup, in 1930. (File)
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Bobby Jones (File)
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Bobby Jones (File)
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Bobby Jones (File)
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Bobby Jones (File)
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Bobby Jones with the Duke of Windsor at the Augusta National Golf Club, May 18, 1952 (File)
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Bobby Jones presenting fellow Georgian, Louise Suggs, with one of her four Titleholders trophies (File)
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Atlanta's most famous golfers, Bobby Jones and Alexa Stirling, ca. 1923 (File)
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Then amateur golfer Bobby Jones looks at his famous putter "Calamity Jane" at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, Mass, in this Sept. 12, 1928 photo. Jones was voted 47th of the top 100 athletes of the century by a selected panel assembled by The Associated Press (File)
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Bobby Jones (left) and E.L. "Buck" Perry display their catch of bass at Soap Creek in Clark Hill Lake Summer 1954. (File)
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Bobby Jones in backswing with his famous four leaf clover watch chain representative of his birth on St Patrick's Day (File)
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from left, Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts (in the golf cart) and Ralph Hutchison, the 18th green announcer. (File)
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from left, Ed Dudley, Bobby Jones and Ralph Hutchison (File)
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1930 photo of Bobby Jones, winner of the "Grand Slam of Golf". Trophies (from left) are British Open Trophy, U.S. Amateur Trophy, British Amateur Trophy and U.S. Open Championship Cup. (File)
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1930 photo of Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open Trophy, U.S. Amateur Trophy, British Amateur Trophy and U.S. Open Championship Cup. (File)
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Bobby Jones joined his father's law firm in Atlanta after passing the Georgia Bar in 1928 (File)
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Bobby Jones, known as the "World's Greatest Golfer," follows through on his swing during a practice round Aug. 22, 1929 at Lakeside Country Club in Los Angeles in preparation to defend his Amateur title at Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP photofile)
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Bobby Jones his wife Mary daughters Clara and Mary Ellen and son Robert Tyre Jones III (File)
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Augusta National Home of the Masters Golf Tournament Bobby Jones drives (File)
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Bobby Jones posing as a young man in the 1920's (File)
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FILE -- Golfers, from left Johnny Parnell, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen pose at the Woodland Country Club in Newton, Mass., in this Sept. 5, 1928 photo. Sarazen, one of only four men to win all four of golf's major professional championships, died Thursday May 13, 199 in Naples, Fla. He was 97. (File)
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Crowd of (Bobby) Jones' admirers moves toward golf course to get glimpse of its hero. (File)
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Arnold Palmer (hands on waist) argues a rules point at the 12th hole after his ball became embedded in the mud during final round of the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in August, Ga., April 6, 1958. The final ruling gave the 28-year-old Palmer, of Latrobe, Pa., a three on the hole and 73 round for 284 total. The others from left, are, Ken Venturi, an unidentified official, Bobby Jones, president of the Augusta National Golf Club Cliff Roberts, gold committee chairman and an unidentified caddy. (File)
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Bobby Jones fishing at Clarks Hill Lake 1954. (File)
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From left, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Downing Gray, Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts at 1965 Masters (File)
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Tommy Armour, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Bob Jones 1936. (File)
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Bobby Jones, center, drives during the 1934 Masters on March 24. When Jones founded the Masters in 1934, it was a quaint little tournament in a quaint little state. Golf was hardly at the forefront of Georgia's sporting passions, taking a backseat to minor-league baseball and college football. Jones would hardly recognize the place now. (File)
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Co-founders of the Masters Tournament Bobby Jones (left) and Clifford Roberts at the Augusta National (File)
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(from left) Clifford Roberts, Bobby Jones, unidentified man and Dwight Eisenhower at the Augusta National (File)
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Bobby Jones (right) and wife Mary (File)
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Bobby Jones (L) and Bobby Jones, Jr. at the Masters in 1966 (File)
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Bobby Jones (File)
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Bobby Jones (sitting in cart) at the Masters (File)
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Bobby Jones (File)
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Joseph Ruede of Charleston, SC signs the book below a photograph of Bobby Jones while Will Pitts of Jacksonville looks on Saturday April 13, 2002 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA. (JONATHAN ERNST/STAFF)
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Claude Harmon, 1948 Masters Champion. (Photo by File)

Augusta National Golf Club and Masters co-founder Bobby Jones was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1902 in Atlanta. A child prodigy, he broke through to win his first major golf title in 1923 and won at least one for eight consecutive years. His career culminated with the Grand Slam – victories in the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur – in a single year. Jones’ 1930 season stands alone as the greatest single year in golf.