Jones

1927 / St Andrews

After his ignominious exit from the 1921 Open at St Andrews, Bobby Jones made a triumphant return to capture the 1927 Championship.

He was the first amateur to win the title back-to-back and the first Champion to retain since James Braid in 1906. He now had two Claret Jugs to go with his two US Open titles and, having won both titles the previous year, was fully established as the greatest player of the age.

Six years earlier, when retaining a youthful impetuosity, Jones had struggled in the third round on the Old Course and when he took four strokes to escape from Hill bunker at the 11th, he tore up his card.

Now he was in full control of his emotions and his game, perhaps except for driving into a bunker off the second tee three times out of four.

He was only the second player, after Ted Ray, to lead outright from start to finish since The Open was extended to 72 holes.

He opened with a record score of 68, going out in 32. He holed some huge putts, including from 40 yards at the long fifth for a 3.Jones also had 3s at the sixth and the ninth and a 2 at the eighth.

On the second day he had revenge on the 11th with a 2, while also recording three 3s at the hole during the week. He added rounds of 72 and 73 to lead by four and a closing 73 to finish on a total of 285, a new Championship record by six strokes.

He won by six strokes from Aubrey Boomer, a Channel Islander based in France, and Fred Robson, a renowned club-maker.

His Calamity Jane putter raised high out of harms way, Jones was lifted onto the shoulders of the excited crowd and paraded off the 18th green.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Bobby JONES
1
68
72
73
72
285
-
Fred ROBSON
2
76
72
69
74
291
-
Aubrey BOOMER
2
76
70
73
72
291
-
Joe KIRKWOOD
4
72
72
75
74
293
-
Ernest WHITCOMBE
4
74
73
73
73
293
-
Charles WHITCOMBE
6
74
76
71
75
296
-
7
80
74
73
70
297
-
Bert HODSON
7
72
70
81
74
297
-
9
73
72
77
76
298
-
W.B. TORRANCE
10
72
80
74
74
300
-
Philip RODGERS
10
76
73
74
77
300
-
Percy ALLISS
10
73
74
73
80
300
-
R.D. VICKERS
10
75
75
77
73
300
-
T.P. PERKINS
10
76
78
70
76
300
-
Tom WILLIAMSON
10
75
76
78
71
300
-
10
76
75
78
71
300
-
G.R. BUCKLE
17
77
69
77
78
301
-
17
76
76
72
77
301
-
Charles JOHNS
17
74
78
73
76
301
-
Don CURTIS
20
73
76
79
74
302
-
Jean GASSIAT
20
76
77
73
76
302
-
Tom STEVENS
20
76
73
74
79
302
-
Len HOLLAND
23
75
75
71
82
303
-
Archie COMPSTON
23
74
78
79
72
303
-
Jack SMITH
23
81
73
73
76
303
-
H.C. KINCH
23
80
73
73
77
303
-
Duncan MCCULLOCH
27
74
77
78
75
304
-
Tom KING JR
28
73
74
74
84
305
-
Charles GADD
28
74
74
78
79
305
-
30
78
73
77
78
306
-
W. TWEDDELL
30
78
74
78
76
306
-
W. KENNETT
30
78
75
75
78
306
-
Dan MURRAY
30
72
78
77
79
306
-
William TWINE
30
75
78
78
75
306
-
30
75
77
76
78
306
-
J. SCARTH
36
76
76
79
76
307
-
H. CRAPPER
36
75
76
75
81
307
-
Albert HALLAM
36
79
75
75
78
307
-
J. SULLIVAN
36
77
77
77
76
307
-
Robert HARRIS
36
74
75
82
76
307
-
Robert BALLANTINE
36
79
75
73
80
307
-
Cyril TOLLEY
36
77
73
77
80
307
-
Alfred MILES
43
74
76
82
76
308
-
Cedric SAYNER
43
77
74
80
77
308
-
R.H. DE MONTMORENCY
45
74
75
77
83
309
-
Arthur LACEY
46
76
78
78
78
310
-
Sam BEMBRIDGE
46
77
76
79
78
310
-
Tom FERNIE
46
77
74
78
81
310
-
49
76
78
77
80
311
-
Peter ROBERTSON
50
75
77
80
81
313
-
Tom DOBSON
51
72
75
85
83
315
-
Mark SEYMOUR
52
73
81
84
80
318
-
L. NETTLEFOLD
52
71
81
85
81
318
-
George GADD
Wd
78
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
Arthur YOUNG
M/C
77
78
-
-
-
M/C
W.G. GIMBER
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Fred MACKENZIE
M/C
75
80
-
-
-
M/C
J. CHEAL
M/C
77
78
-
-
-
M/C
James HORN
M/C
80
75
-
-
-
M/C
F.H. FROSTICK
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
Cyril FRYER
M/C
75
80
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Rene GOLIAS
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
R.H. HENRIT
M/C
80
76
-
-
-
M/C
H.E. PEARSE
M/C
79
77
-
-
-
M/C
T. WILSON
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Gordon LOCKHART
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
William NOLAN
M/C
76
80
-
-
-
M/C
William SMITH
M/C
78
79
-
-
-
M/C
Bill MEHLHORN
M/C
77
80
-
-
-
M/C
P. BOOMER
M/C
79
78
-
-
-
M/C
J.L.C. JENKINS
M/C
77
80
-
-
-
M/C
C. GRAY
M/C
77
80
-
-
-
M/C
W.M. WATT
M/C
75
82
-
-
-
M/C
William CAMPBELL
M/C
81
77
-
-
-
M/C
Stewart BURNS
M/C
79
79
-
-
-
M/C
Reginald WILSON
M/C
81
77
-
-
-
M/C
Larry NABHOLTZ
M/C
77
81
-
-
-
M/C
A. THOMSON
M/C
79
80
-
-
-
M/C
C.F. WHITE
M/C
78
81
-
-
-
M/C
Herbert RISEBOROUGH
M/C
76
83
-
-
-
M/C
C. MACEY
M/C
82
77
-
-
-
M/C
J.W. GAUDIN
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
Jack JARMAN
M/C
80
79
-
-
-
M/C
William ROBERTSON
M/C
74
85
-
-
-
M/C
James MCDOWALL
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
J. CAVEN
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
Dick WHEILDON
M/C
79
80
-
-
-
M/C
T. MOUNCE
M/C
79
80
-
-
-
M/C
Michael DARAGON
M/C
76
84
-
-
-
M/C
Fred JARMAN
M/C
82
78
-
-
-
M/C
Herbert ALLEN
M/C
82
78
-
-
-
M/C
E.F. STOREY
M/C
72
88
-
-
-
M/C
D.E.B. SOULBY
M/C
78
83
-
-
-
M/C
Percy NEWBERY
M/C
80
81
-
-
-
M/C
Rowland JONES
M/C
78
84
-
-
-
M/C
Herbert JOLLY
M/C
82
80
-
-
-
M/C
J. VAN DYK
M/C
80
83
-
-
-
M/C
J.G. ANDERSON
M/C
83
80
-
-
-
M/C
F. BONNER
M/C
80
84
-
-
-
M/C
Owen SANDERSON
M/C
81
83
-
-
-
M/C
G. DOUGHTY
M/C
81
84
-
-
-
M/C
Walter FENTON
M/C
82
87
-
-
-
M/C
A.R. CRAIG
M/C
92
82
-
-
-
M/C
Robert HERD
NR
83
-
-
-
-
M/C
Matthew MACDERMOTT
NR
77
-
-
-
-
M/C
Lister HARTLEY
Scr
80
-
-
-
-
M/C

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