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This Day in Georgia History

July 15, 1923

Bobby Jones Won First Major

Twenty-one-year-old Bobby Jones won his first major golfing tournament - the U.S. Open. Since entering major tournament play in 1916, he had failed to win a national title, but at Inwood Country Club on Long Island, Jones broke his seven-year drought.

To view an image of Bobby Jones, see the Digital Library of Georgia.