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Robert Tyre Jones Jr. was born on the 17th March 1902, in Atlanta, Georgia USA,and was a golfer, generally accepted as one of the best of all time. However, Bobby was never a professional, because he considered golf a pleasure and not a job; so he was also a lawyer. His biggest triumphs were between 1923 and 1930, winning 13 of 21 (62%) national championships in which he competed. Jones won three British Opens, four times the USA Open, five times the USA Amateur Championship and once the British Amateur Championship. In 1974, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, and in 1997 he was inducted into the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame. He passed away in 1971.

How much was the net worth of Bobby Jones? It had been reported that at the time of his death, the wealth of the amateur sportsman was as much as $5 million, earned mostly from his career as a lawyer during his working life which spanned 1925-65.

Bobby Jones Net Worth $5 Million

Initially, his ability manifested itself in early childhood, when playing gold was prescribed to help strengthen him after several health issues. He never received golf lessons, but at the age of six years he won his first tournament at the East Lake Country Club. After winning several more titles, Jones became the youngest player in the USA Amateur Championship being only 14 years old and reaching the last eight. Jones was a perfectionist with his game and subjected himself to great psychological pressure, so during tournaments he often lost several kgs of weight – he also used to lose his temper easily, and it was normal to see him furiously throwing clubs during tournaments. Jones was once suspended because of this behaviour.

Brief as his career was, essentially just 15 years at the top level before retiring at the age of 28, Bobby Jones won 13 majors of the 31 in which he competed, finishing outside the top 10 only four times, and winning the (then) grand slam of US and British Opens and Amateur titles in 1930, backing himself to achieve the feat with bookmakers before the first one, and ultimately winning $60,000 at odds of 50-1.

After retiring from golf at the age of 28, Jones practiced his profession as a lawyer, wrote books and also taught golf. Jones pioneered in golf instructional films commissioned by Warner Brothers. He also advised the company Spalding in making golf clubs; after rejecting 200 different models, finally he gave his approval to a set of clubs that suited him, distinguished by having a steel shaft. Another innovation was that each club was designated with a number instead of the old Scottish names, an innovation that became standard. Jones was co-opted into advising on golf course design also co-designed the National Course at Augusta with Alister Mackenzie, the future home of the Masters tournament.

Moreover, Jones served as a captain in the US Army during World War II and took part in the Normandy landings in 1944. In 1948, he was diagnosed with a rare disease of the central nervous system called syringomyelia when the cavity of the spine is filled with fluid, causing pain and then paralysis – the disease did not allow him play golf again, as he suffered severe pain in his back and neck. At first he used a cane to walk, then had to rely on crutches, and finally he was confined to a wheelchair.

Finally, in the personal life of the amateur golfer, he was married to Mary Rice Malone  from 1924 until his death. They had three children. He died on the 18th December 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 17, 1902, in Atlanta, Georgia
Death date: December 18, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Profession:Professional Golfer
Education:Emory University School of Law
Nationality:American
Spouse:Mary Rice Malone (m. 1924–1971)
Children:Clara Malone Jones Black, Robert Tyre Jones III, Mary Ellen Jones Hood
Awards:Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame (1997), Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame (1958), World Golf Hall of Fame (1974), World Golf Hall of Fame ; James E. Sullivan Award (1974)
Nominations:Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Winnings: British Opens, four times the USA Open (three times), USA Amateur Championship (five times), British Amateur Championship
Movies:"How I Play Golf" (12 films (12 films), 1931), "How To Break 90" (6 films (6 films), 1933), "Bobby Jones: A Stroke of Genius" (2004)
Books:Down the Fairway (1927), The Rights and Wrongs of Golf (1933), Golf Is My Game (1959), Bobby Jones on Golf (1966), Bobby Jones on the Basic Golf Swing (1968)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 (inaugural class).
2Inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1964.
3Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
4Has a road (I-520/Bobby Jones Expressway) named after him in Augusta, Georgia.
5Took up golf as a boy when he was deemed "too sickly" for football.
6Posthumously retains the title of President-in-perpetuity of Augusta National Golf Club: the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, and a course which he himself designed.
7Amateur golfer considered by many to be the best player to swing a club.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing1933ShortBobby Jones
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: 'The Brassie'1931ShortBobby Jones

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ed Sullivan Show1954TV SeriesHimself
Ace of Clubs1951ShortHimself
Sportbeams: Follow Thru1940Documentary shortHimself
How to Break 90 #6: Fine Points1933ShortHimself
How to Break 90 #5: Impact1933ShortHimself
How to Break 90 #4: Downswing1933ShortHimself
How to Break 90 #3: Hip Action1933ShortHimself
How to Break 90 #1: The Grip1933ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 12: 'A Round of Golf'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 10: 'Trouble Shots'1931ShortHimself - Bobby Jones
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 9: 'The Driver'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 5: 'The Medium Irons'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 6: 'The Big Irons'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones, No. 3: 'The Niblick'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 4: 'The Mashie Niblick'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones, No. 2: 'Chip Shots'1931ShortHimself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 1: 'The Putter'1931ShortHimself
Top-Notchers1926Documentary shortHimself
The National Rash1924Documentary shortHimself - Golf Champion

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jim McKay: My World in My Words2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
1997 Highlights of the Masters Tournament1997Video documentaryHimself
Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth, the Legend1990Video shortHimself
When Sports Were King1954Documentary shortHimself - Golfer
The Naughty Twenties1951Documentary shortHimself
The Golden Twenties1950DocumentaryHimself
You Were Meant for Me1948Himself - Champion Golfer (uncredited)
Sports Immortals1939Documentary shortHimself
The Golf Nut1927ShortHimself - Golfer (uncredited)

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