Originally created 08/10/00

Bobby Jones' 'slam' year corrected

Regarding Ross Snelling's July 30 letter, he implied in his letter that Bobby Jones won the four major championships within the same year by winning the Masters, British Open, U.S. Open, and PGA championships, thus completing the Grand Slam.

What Bobby Jones won in 1930 was the U.S. and British opens, and the U.S. and British amateur titles. The Masters did not exist in 1930, because the course out on Washington Road was yet to be built, and the PGA tournament was restricted to professionals only.

It is almost certain that no one will duplicate Mr. Jones' feat of winning the two opens and both amateurs in the same year. Today's golfers with a potential pro game are not all that interested in winning amateur tournaments.

Bob Line, Martinez


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