Past Champions
 

TIMELINE

Gangsters stage Valentine's Day massacre

First Academy Awards held

Black Thursday: Stock market crash

1929


Bobby Jones

Bob Jones took two 7s on his final round and had to hole a 12-foot putt on the last green to tie Al Espinosa at the West Course of the Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y., in June. Jones' score was 69-75-71-79-294 - six over par.

In his fourth playoff, however, he was invincible; his 72-69-141 was 23 strokes better than Espinosa's 84-80-164. The purse now was $5,000. First professional prize was $1,000, instead of $500, and the rewards for the other leaders also were substantially increased, although none after those tied for 20th place was rewarded.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 11

Best Finish - Winner 1923, '26, '29, '30

Rds - 51

Cuts Made - 11

Top 3 - 8

Top 5 - 9

Top 10 - 10

Top 25 - 11

Avg. - 73.80

Scores In 60s - 2

Rds Under Par - 11

Earnings - Amateur