The Immortal Bobby: Bobby Jones and the Golden Age of Golf by Ron Rapoport

By Ron Rapoport

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""Just should you imagine there's not anything new to be acknowledged or written near to Bob Jones, Ron Rapoport comes alongside and proves that conception thoroughly unfaithful. The Immortal Bobby is splendidly suggested and fantastically written.""
--John Feinstein, writer of a very good stroll Spoiled and Caddy for Life

""The tale of Bobby Jones's singular existence is among the so much attention-grabbing in activities heritage. Ron Rapoport's considerate, swish variety is definitely suited for telling that story.""
--Bob Costas, broadcaster, NBC activities and HBO Sports

""Beyond the grainy newsreels and the confetti falling on Broadway and Peachtree highway, there has been an important Bobby Jones, and Ron Rapoport finds him wonderfully in a portrait as swish because the guy. there is extra right here than Grand Slam 1930--the jangling nerves and self-doubt, the towering modesty in accordance with repute, the complexity of an Atlanta patrician, a existence richly lived.""
--Gary M. Pomerantz, writer of the place Peachtree Meets candy Auburn

""The talents of writing and reporting that fanatics of Ron Rapoport, like me, have come to count on from him over the years--candor, thoughtfulness, perception, standpoint, humor--are once more proven and illuminated within the Immortal Bobby. it really is a big publication approximately a massive activities determine that, in general for Rapoport, is going past the confines of activities and suits firmly within the context of our culture.""
--Ira Berkow, activities columnist and writer of pink: A Biography of crimson Smith

""Here is Bobby Jones as you may have by no means obvious him, virtually apprehensive within the fires of pageant, and Ron Rapoport exhibits us how that guy grew to become a legend.""
--Dave Kindred, coauthor (with Tom Callahan) of worldwide in 18 Holes

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Robert T. , an indication that he was the sort of gentleman only an amateur golfer could be. Though this designation would soon change—by 1925, amateurs were no longer called Mister in the Open program—the fact that Jones continued to resist the lure of the professional ranks was seen as just one more exemplary quality that set him apart. Not that the American public found anything wrong with athletes earning money, and tons of it. Babe Ruth made enough to light his cigars with $10 bills. Red Grange earned $100,000 in 1925 playing with the Chicago Bears on a lengthy barnstorming tour that proved the attraction of professional football as a spectator sport for the first time.

One of golf’s brightest stars of the 1920s and 1930s was Harry Cooper, who won thirty-one professional tournaments in the United States, which is still enough to place him in a tie for fourteenth on the list of all-time winners. But Cooper never won one of golf’s highest prizes, and he never got over it. qxd 1/20/05 11:37 AM Page 31 “Emotions Which Could Not Be Endured” 31 include seven major championships. ” In the last half of the second decade of the twentieth century, and into the first years of the Roaring Twenties, the best golfer who had not won a major tournament was Bobby Jones.

Jones felt more comfortable from the start that afternoon and, after the fifth hole, told Keeler he could leave. He shot a course record 67 to win the medal given to the lowest qualifier, then went on to win the tournament. qxd 1/20/05 26 11:29 AM Page 26 The Immortal Bobby dare—he referred to his problems keeping his weight down by calling him Rubber Tyre Jones—and he could scold him as well. S. Amateur championship at St. Louis. “Bobby, if you ever get it through your head that whenever you step out on the first tee of any competition you are the best golfer in it, then you’ll win this championship and a lot of others,” Keeler said.

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