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For any golfers or Bobby Jones Fans (like me)

Posted in Miscellaneous by sosipater on September 19, 2006

1925 U.S. Open Championship
In 1925, Bobby Jones was challenging for the U.S. Open Championship at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Mass. On the 11th hole, as he addressed his ball in the rough, it appeared to move. It was determined that no one else saw the infraction, including his fellow competitors Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen, and the marshals left it up to Jones as to whether a foul should be called. Jones called the breach on himself and after the marshal announced the stunning act of sportsmanship to the crowd, Jones replied: “Do you commend a bank robber for not robbing a bank? No, you don’t. This is how the game of golf should be played at all times.” He eventually lost the U.S. Open by one stroke.

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  1. daxw said,

    I remember this scene in the movie that was made a couple of years ago. Integrity seems to be a rare trait in many men today.


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