April 8, 2002 |
Bobby Jones died more than 30 years ago, but something he left behind still manages to summon vivid memories of golf's greatest player. The Masters begins Thursday at the course he carved out of an old nursery on hilly, rolling terrain in Augusta, Ga. It's still Bobby Jones' tournament, fully grown into one of golf's most treasured and revered institutions--much like Jones himself. Jones attained an unusual status in sport, as an icon, and maintains it more than three decades after his death.
April 5, 2001
Tiger Woods might believe he will have the Grand Slam if he wins the Masters, but there was only one man who completed a golf Grand Slam in the same year. Bobby Jones did the trick in 1930, winning the U.S. Open, the U.S. Amateur, the British Open and the British Amateur. Then he retired, but he still had a mark to leave on golf, designing Augusta National with Alister Mackenzie and giving birth to the Masters in 1934.
August 16, 2001 |
With the PGA Championship in town, a soft spotlight shines on both Atlanta Athletic Club and across town at East Lake Country Club, the preferred golfing playgrounds of Bobby Jones. The PGA is being played this week at Atlanta Athletic Club, which Jones favored over every other course, says Charlie Yates, who should know. Yates might have been Jones' favorite playing partner. Yates, who turns 88 next month, was 11 years younger than Jones and idolized his fellow Atlantan.
April 11, 2013 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler and the Masters clash. Let us count the ways. First, there is the color thing. Masters green has a pureness that presents a cooling combination of grass and lime. Fowler green, a shirt-and-pants outfit he wore during the first round here Thursday, is a jarring tone of faded emerald overdosed in yellow. Reports that headache pills were handed out in his gallery proved to be unfounded. Then, there is Masters golf and Fowler golf. The Masters is best handled, and usually won, by those who adhere to the cliches.
May 25, 1991 |
Pitcher Bobby Jones of Fresno State, who won 13 of 14 decisions and finished the season with 12 consecutive complete games, was named national player of the year by Collegiate Baseball. . . .
June 19, 2001
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