Past Champions
 

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1923


Bobby Jones

Bob Jones' era really opened at the Inwood (N.Y.) Country Club in July, 1923. The amateur from the East Lake course in Atlanta, Ga. Was leading after three rounds of 71-73-76 but finished with a two-over-par 6 on the last hole and a 76 for 296, eight over par. Bobby Cruickshank, playing behind him, birdied that last hole, and the two entered a playoff. They were even again going up the last fairway, but Cruickshank had pulled his tee shot and had to play his second short of the lagoon guarding the green.

Jones hit a No. 2 iron shot nearly 200 yards from the rough over the lagoon to the green to make his 4 and win 76 to 78. It was his first major Championship. The entry of 360 set still another record, and qualifying at the scene of the Championship required four days. Since the Championship proper took two more days the playoff another day, a full week was needed to determine the Champion.

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