Sports History On This Day: May 31

May 31, 1930 – At the famous St. Andrews Links in Scotland during the British Amateur Championship of Men’s GolfAmerican Bobby Jones won by being 7 up with 6 to play to win over British linkster Roger Wethered.

This would be the first victory in Jones’ Grand Slam run. At that time the accomplished golfer was the only person to have won all of the amateurs and opens in both America and Great Britain.

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Bobby Jones accepting trophy at British Open in 1930
The photo is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons of Bobby Jones winning the British Open in 1930. Special thanks to the resources of Newspapers.com and OnThisDay.com for the information obtained.

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