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1930


Bobby Jones

The third trick of Bob Jones' Grand Slam was played at the Interlachen Country Club, Minneapolis, MN, in July. He had won the British Amateur and the British Open. After three rounds he had a five-stroke lead in the United States Open, thanks in part to a half-topped spoon shot which skipped across the lake to set up a birdie 4 at the ninth hole in the second round.

His 68 in the third round also contributed heavily. It was his lowest round ever in the Open. Yet he had to make three birdies on the last five holes and hole a 40-footer on the last green to win by two strokes over Macdonald Smith. His core of 71-73-68-75-287, one under par, was his best in eleven Opens, and it marked the third time par over fur rounds was broken.

After competing the Grand Slam by winning the Amateur, he retired at the age of 28. The entry rose to 1,177, another new record. This Open was the last for the ball no smaller than 1.62 inches in diameter and no heavier than 1.62 ounces.

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