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Bobby Jones
Date Issued: 1981-09-22
Postage Value: 18 cents

Commemorative issue
Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones has gone into history as the world's greatest amateur golfer. In 1930 he won the Grand Slam of Golf: the U.S. Open, the U.S. Amateur, the British Amateur, and the British Open. He won 13 of 27 major tournaments. Jones helped establish the Augusta National Golf Club. In 1934 he founded the prestigious Masters tournament at Augusta. He quit tournament play at the age of 28. In 1958 he became the first American since Benjamin Franklin to be honored with the freedom of the burgh of St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the world's most famous golf course.

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