Golfer Bobby Jones completes ‘Grand Slam,’ Sept. 27, 1930
On Sept. 27, 1930, golfer Bobby Jones won the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, becoming the first person to win all four major golf events in a single calendar year.
“Bobby Jones swamped Gene Homans, 8 and 7 today in the finals of the U.S. amateur championship, thereby completing his unparalleled ‘grand slam’ in golf for 1930,” according to an Associated Press article in that day’s Roswell Daily Record of Roswell, N.M.
“A wildly cheering and almost uncontrollable gallery of upwards of 10,000 spectators saw Jones add the classic amateur crown to his previous triumphs this year in the British open, the British amateur and American open.”
Read more about Bobby Jones’ golf career
An April 30, 1930, article in The Logansport Pharos-Tribune of Logansport, Ind., revealed that the Bobby Jones heading to the British amateur competition that spring feared he had lost his touch. British Golf Invasion
A Nov. 24, 1930, profile in The Lowell Sun of Lowell, Mass., revisited the career of the now-retired champion. Abdicated Golf King