Bobby Jones

1930 / Royal Liverpool

Bobby Jones’ victory at The Open at Hoylake in 1930 was the second leg of his Grand Slam. 

He remains the only player to have won the Open and Amateur Championships of Britain and America in the same year. 

He was 28 years old and promptly retired from competitive golf except for later playing in his own tournament at Augusta National.

Jones set out to win all four majors that year but to do so he had to triumph at the British Amateur for the first time, which he achieved at St Andrews, scene of his second Open title in 1927. 

At Hoylake he became the only amateur to win The Open three times and only the second player after John Ball in 1890 to win the Open and Amateur in the same year.

Jones shared the lead after both the first two rounds with scores of 70 and 72 but a 74 in the third round dropped him one behind Archie Compston, who had a 68. 

But Compston slumped to an 82 in the final round and Jones returned a 75 to win by two strokes from Leo Diegel, who was third the previous year, and Macdonald Smith, one of the best players never to win a major. 

Fred Robson was the leading home player in fourth place alongside another American, Horton Smith.

Jones had settled himself on the back nine after suffering a seven at the eighth hole when he had taken five strokes from just short of the green. 

He called it the “most inexcusable hole I have ever played”. But at the 16th he played a delicate bunker shot inches from the hole to claim a vital four. 

Jones went on to win the US Open at Interlachen, when Macdonald Smith was runner-up again, and then the US Amateur at Merion to complete his crowning glory.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Bobby JONES
1
70
72
74
75
291
-
Leo DIEGEL
2
74
73
71
75
293
-
Macdonald SMITH
2
70
77
75
71
293
-
Horton SMITH
4
72
73
78
73
296
-
Fred ROBSON
4
71
72
78
75
296
-
Archie COMPSTON
6
74
73
68
82
297
-
6
71
77
72
77
297
-
8
70
79
77
73
299
-
Charles WHITCOMBE
9
74
75
72
79
300
-
Thomas BARBER
9
75
76
72
77
300
-
A. BOYER
9
73
77
70
80
300
-
Bert HODSON
12
74
77
76
74
301
-
13
78
72
73
79
302
-
Abe MITCHELL
13
75
78
77
72
302
-
Philip RODGERS
15
74
73
76
80
303
-
D.K. MOE
15
74
73
76
80
303
-
Ernest WHITCOMBE
17
80
72
76
77
305
-
Percy ALLISS
17
75
74
77
79
305
-
William LARGE
17
78
74
77
76
305
-
Arthur YOUNG
17
75
78
78
74
305
-
Harry LARGE
21
79
74
78
75
306
-
H. CRAPPER
21
78
73
80
75
306
-
Pierre HIRIGOYEN
21
75
79
76
76
306
-
Norman SUTTON
24
72
80
76
79
307
-
William H. DAVIES
24
78
77
73
79
307
-
Stewart BURNS
24
77
75
80
75
307
-
24
78
75
76
78
307
-
Arthur LACEY
24
78
79
74
76
307
-
Tom GREEN
29
73
79
78
78
308
-
Duncan MCCULLOCH
30
78
78
79
74
309
-
30
78
74
75
82
309
-
Albert ISHERWOOD
32
75
77
78
80
310
-
Marcel DALLEMAGNE
32
79
72
79
80
310
-
P.F. WESTON
32
81
77
76
76
310
-
Len HOLLAND
32
75
78
80
77
310
-
William NOLAN
36
78
79
74
80
311
-
Edward JARMAN
36
76
76
79
80
311
-
Lister HARTLEY
36
79
78
79
75
311
-
James BRADBEER
39
77
77
76
82
312
-
Owen SANDERSON
39
83
74
77
78
312
-
J.J. TAYLOR
39
76
78
82
76
312
-
William BRANCH
39
81
77
78
76
312
-
39
78
80
74
80
312
-
George GADD
44
78
78
73
84
313
-
Charles MCILVENNY
44
76
75
79
83
313
-
William TWINE
44
78
78
78
79
313
-
D.C. JONES
44
75
77
82
79
313
-
William MCMINN
48
82
75
77
80
314
-
Ernest KENYON
48
79
76
79
80
314
-
Bob BRADBEER
50
81
74
80
81
316
-
Sydney FAIRWEATHER
50
77
78
79
82
316
-
Cyril TOLLEY
52
84
71
80
82
317
-
H. RIMMER
52
79
79
79
80
317
-
William SUTTON
52
78
76
81
82
317
-
H.G. BENTLEY
55
76
78
86
78
318
-
C.W. THOMSON
56
81
74
81
83
319
-
Harry KIDD
56
79
75
85
80
319
-
W.G. GIMBER
58
76
78
81
85
320
-
Raymond OPPENHEIMER
59
79
78
82
82
321
-
D.E.B. SOULBY
60
75
82
82
83
322
-
F.C. STEVENS JR
NR
80
78
-
-
-
M/C
Fred TAGGART
M/C
78
81
-
-
-
M/C
John DE FOREST
M/C
76
83
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
81
-
-
-
M/C
E.P. HANTON
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
Alfred MILES
M/C
79
80
-
-
-
M/C
William OKE
M/C
75
84
-
-
-
M/C
W.C. THOMAS
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
J. SHERLOCK
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
Jerry BOND
M/C
80
79
-
-
-
M/C
George KIRBY
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
Gabriel GONZALES
M/C
82
78
-
-
-
M/C
George VON ELM
M/C
81
79
-
-
-
M/C
I.S. THOMAS
M/C
83
77
-
-
-
M/C
Michael BINGHAM
M/C
79
81
-
-
-
M/C
Allan DAILEY
M/C
78
82
-
-
-
M/C
Charles HEZLET
M/C
79
82
-
-
-
M/C
A. MACDONALD
M/C
79
82
-
-
-
M/C
S.F. HEALING
M/C
83
78
-
-
-
M/C
D.A. DAVIES
M/C
80
81
-
-
-
M/C
Cyril FRYER
M/C
78
83
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
85
76
-
-
-
M/C
H.C. KINCH
M/C
78
83
-
-
-
M/C
Harry BALL
M/C
82
80
-
-
-
M/C
N. WINDERS
M/C
85
77
-
-
-
M/C
G.T. ADAMS
M/C
84
78
-
-
-
M/C
A.S. WALLIS
M/C
80
82
-
-
-
M/C
T.F. ELLISON
M/C
83
80
-
-
-
M/C
D. BROWN
M/C
80
83
-
-
-
M/C
Hugh MCNEILL
M/C
78
85
-
-
-
M/C
Rex HARTLEY
M/C
79
84
-
-
-
M/C
Hugh ROBERTS
M/C
80
84
-
-
-
M/C
C.W. TIMMIS
M/C
81
83
-
-
-
M/C
E. RISEBRO
M/C
83
81
-
-
-
M/C
J. SHANKS
M/C
85
80
-
-
-
M/C
C. GRAY
M/C
83
82
-
-
-
M/C
Jimmy ADAMS
M/C
84
81
-
-
-
M/C
Alfred G. BECK
M/C
81
85
-
-
-
M/C
H. CHALK
M/C
80
86
-
-
-
M/C
F.C. JEWELL
M/C
83
83
-
-
-
M/C
Percy NEWBERY
M/C
81
86
-
-
-
M/C
George CHARMAN
M/C
84
84
-
-
-
M/C
Walter FENTON
M/C
85
84
-
-
-
M/C
H.W. WOOLISCROFT
M/C
87
84
-
-
-
M/C
James MCDOWALL
M/C
92
81
-
-
-
M/C
W.J. MARTIN
NR
82
-
-
-
-
M/C
Albert S. TINGEY JR
NR
79
-
-
-
-
M/C
J. STAIT
NR
79
-
-
-
-
M/C
C.K. COTTON
NR
80
-
-
-
-
M/C
Jack BALLANTINE
NR
-
-
-
-
-
M/C
Dick WHEILDON
Scr
-
-
-
-
-
M/C
Herbert JOLLY
Scr
-
-
-
-
-
M/C

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