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Bobby Jones won his third U.S. Open in 1929 in a dominating playoff performance over Al Espinosa. Jones shot 72-69=141 in the 36-hole playoff to win by 23 strokes.

Bobby Jones smiles on his trip up Broadway during a ticker tape parade in New York City following his return to the U.S. after winning the amateur Championship and Open Championship in 1930.

Bobby Jones receives the 1930 U.S. Open Trophy from Findlay S. Douglas, President of the USGA.

Bobby Jones (b. Mar. 17, 1902) was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. During his peak (1923-30), he dominated top-level amateur competition, and often beat stars such as Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen.


After retiring from competitive golf in 1930, Jones started and helped to design the Augusta National Golf Club and also co-founded the Masters Tournament (one of golf's four major championships). He died in 1971.



JOE CARR became the first Irishman to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. CARR won three Amateur Championships and 37 additional championships in Ireland. He played in a record 10 Walker Cups and was non-playing captain in another Cup. CARR is a past Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.


Joseph Benedict Carr (b. Feb. 22, 1922), won his first tournament, the East of Ireland Amateur at 19 in 1941. He received the Bob Jones Award in 1961, the USGA's highest honor, given for "distinguished sportsmanship in golf". He was the first non-American to win the award. He died in 2004.



Hubert Green (b. Dec. 28, 1946) was one of the top PGA TOUR players of the 1970s, claiming 16 of his 19 wins that decade. His career was highlighted by wins at the 1977 U.S. Open and 1985 PGA Championship, along with three Ryder Cup appearances. He also won four times on the Champions Tour and successfully overcame throat cancer.

Green was inducted into the World Golf Hal of Fame in the Veteran's category in 2007.


Nancy Lopez won the New Mexico Women's Amateur at age 12, and the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in 1972 and 1974, at ages 15 and 17. In 1976, Lopez was named All-American and Female Athlete of the Year for her play at the University of Tulsa. she left college after her sophomore year and turned pro in 1977. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987.


Nancy Lopez (b. Jan. 6, 1857) was named LPGA Rookie of the Year (1978) when she won 9 tournaments. She finished 2nd at the U.S. Women's Open four times. Her company: Nancy Lopez Golf, makes a full line of women's clubs and accessories.



Thomas Oliver Kite, Jr. - Tom Kite (b. Dec. 9, 1949) began playing golf at age 6 and won his first tournament at age 11. He turned pro in 1972. He has 19 PGA Tour victories, including the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He was the leading money-winner in 1981 and 1989.


He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.



Vijay Singh (b. Feb 22, 1963), a Fijian pro golfer was Number 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005. He won the Masters in 2000, PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004 and the FedEx Cup in 2008. He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL





Charles Sifford (b. June 2, 1922) an African-American professional golfer was a caddy at the age of 13. In 1952 at the Phoenix Open, he used an invitation obtained by former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Louis and was subjected to threats and racial abuse there and at other tournaments.

In 1957 he won the Long Beach Open. He became a member of the tour in 1961 and in 1975 won the PGA Seniors' Championship. In 2004, he became the first African-American inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.






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