On This Date In Twin Cities History - July 12, 1930


1930 US Open - Bobby Jones 10th Tee
1930 US Open – Bobby Jones 10th Tee (Photo Courtesy Interlachen Country Club)

On this date in 1930, golf great Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina. Jones had already won the British Amateur and the British Open earlier in June of that year. His U.S. Open championship in Edina was his second consecutive and record-tying fourth U.S. Open title. He also secured his third consecutive major title of the 1930 season at the U.S. Open.

In late September of that year, Jones would go on to win the U.S Amateur Championship at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania completing golf’s one and only calendar grand slam. Jones 1930 golf season is widely considered to be the greatest in golf history.

Jones retired as a professional shortly after winning all four tournaments at the age of 28. He would go on to establish the Matsers Tournament and played in it as an amateur from 1934- 1948.