The Major Events in the Golf Life of Bobby Jones

1911-Age 9
Won junior championship cup of Atlanta Athletic Club.

1912-Age 10
Lost to Howard Thorne in semi-final round of the same championship.

1913-Age 11
Shot his first 80, on the course at East Lake.

1915-Age 13

  • Lost in the finals of the second flight, Montgomery invitation.
  • Qualified 3rd in Southern amateur, lost second match to Commodore Heard, and lost in final of beaten-i6 championship division, called second flight.
  • Won invitation at Roebuck Springs, Birmingham.
  • Won Davis and Freeman cup at East Lake.
  • Won East Lake club championship.
  • Won Druid Hills club championship.

1916-Age 14

  • Lost to Perry Adair in semi-finals, first flight, Montgomery invitation.
  • Won invitation, Country Club, Birmingham. Won invitation, Cherokee Club, Knoxville. Won invitation, East Lake.
  • Won Georgia state amateur championship at Brookhaven, Atlanta.
  • Lost to Robert A. Gardner in third round of national amateur at Merion, Philadelphia.

1917-Age 15

  • Lost to Louis Jacoby in second round of Druid Hills invitation.
  • Won Southern amateur championship, from Louis Jacoby, at Roebuck, Birmingham.

1918-Age 16

  • Red Cross matches.
  • War Relief matches at Baltusrol, Englewood, Siwanoy and Garden City. Won three singles and two foursomes; lost one foursome with Perry Adair to Emmett French and Jack Dowling.

1919-Age 17

  • Lost to Nelson Whitney in semi-finals of Southern amateur at New Orleans.
  • Runner-up Canadian open to Douglas Edgar—tied with Jim Barnes and Karl Keifer, 16 strokes behind Edgar.
  • Runner-up to Jim Barnes in Southern open. Runner-up to S. Davidson Herron in national amateur.
  • Qualified in Western amateur. Lost in first round to Ned Sawyer.
  • First entered national open at Inverness, Toledo, finishing with 299, four strokes behind Ted Ray’s 295, which won the tournament.

1920-Age 18

  • Tied with Willie Macfarlane for eighth place, national open, Toledo.
  • Won Southern amateur, Chattanooga.
  • Won medal, Western amateur, Memphis, and lost to Chick Evans in semi-finals.
  • Won medal, national amateur, Engineers’ Club, and lost to Francis Ouimet in semi-finals.
  • Won medal and first flight, Morris County invitation, Morristown, N. J.
  • Runner-up to J. Douglas Edgar in Southern open.

1921-Age 19

  • Lost to Allan Graham in fourth round, British amateur, Hoylake, England.
  • Won singles and foursome matches in team matches, America vs.Britain.
  • Withdrew 11th hole, third round, British open, St. Andrews.
  • Tied for fifth place in national open, Columbia, Washington, D. C.
  • Tied with Joe Kirkwood for fourth place in Western open, Oakwood, Cleveland.
  • Lost to Willie Hunter in third round, national amateur, at St. Louis.

1922-Age 20

  • Tied with John Black for second place, national open, Skokie.
  • Won Southern amateur, East Lake.
  • Finished in fourth place, Western open, Cleve-land.
  • Won singles and foursome matches in Walker
  • Cup matches, National Links, Southampton.
  • Lost to Jess Sweetser in semi-finals, national amateur, Brookline.

1923-Age 21

  • Won national open at Inwood after play-off with Bobby Cruickshank.
  • Won medal, national amateur, Flossmoor, Chicago, after play-off with Chick Evans. Lost to Max Marston in second round.

1924-Age 22

  • Runner-up to Cyril Walker in national open, Oakland Hills.
  • Won national amateur, Merion, Philadelphia. Won singles, lost foursome, in Walker Cup matches, Garden City.

1925-Age 23

  • Lost to Willie Macfarlane in play-off of national open, Worcester, Mass.
  • Won national amateur, Oakmont.

1926-Age 24

  • Lost special match, 72 holes, in Florida to Walter Hagen, 12-11.
  • Second in West Coast open, Pasadena, won by Walter Hagen.
  • Lost to Andrew Jamieson in fifth round of British amateur, Muirfield, Scotland.
  • Won singles and foursomes in Walker Cup matches, St. Andrews.
  • Led southern section qualifying for British open at Sunningdale, England, 66-68-134.
  • Won British open, St. Anne’s, with score of 291. Won American open, Columbus
  • Won medal, national amateur, and lost in final to George Von Elm.

1927-Age 25

  • Won Southern open, East Lake.
  • Finished in quadruple tie for eleventh place, national open, Oakmont, with 307 total.
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