Bobby Jones is immortalized not only for his still-unequaled string of accomplishments, but also for the sportsmanship, humility and gentlemanliness he demonstrated both in victory and in defeat.
From 1923 to 1930 Bobby Jones captured an amazing 62 percent of the national championships he entered, winning 13 of 21 tournaments. He won five of eight U.S. Amateur Championships, and finished second in another. He won one of the two British Amateurs he played in. In eleven of the last twelve open championships he entered, he finished no worse than second, winning seven times. In 1926, Jones became the first player ever to capture the "Double," winning the U.S. and British Open Championships in the same year. In 1930, he accomplished the Grand Slam, winning the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Open, and U.S. Amateur all in the same year..
In thirteen U.S. Amateurs, Jones played 51 matches, with 43 wins and 8 losses. Ten of these matches went to the final hole. Of those ten, Jones won six. In these 51 matches, Jones played 37 different men, 10 of them more than once. He never lost to the same man twice. He won three of four matches from Francis Ouimet; two of three from George Von Elm and Robert Gardner; two each from Frank Dyer, Rudolf Knepper, Clarence Wolff, William Reekie, Chick Evans and Gene Homans; and divided two with Jess Sweetser..
Eighteen of Jones’ U.S. Amateur Records Still Stand Today.
- - Most titles won: 5 (1924, '25, '27, '28, and '30)
- - Most times appearing as finalist: 7 (1919, '24, '25, '26, '27, '28 and 30)
- - Most times as finalist in successive years: 5 (1924, '25, '26, '27 and '28)
- - Youngest quarter-finalist: was 14 at Merion in 1916
- - Most times as medalist: 6 (1920, '23, '26, '27, '29 and '30) record tied with Walter Travis
- - Lowest 18-hole score in qualifying rounds: 67 at Minikahda in 1927 - record tied with five others
- - Never failed to qualify for the championship
- - Best winning percentage in 20 or more matches: 84.3%
- - Won his 43 matches by the average margin of 6.1 holes
- - His eight losses were at the hands of national champions
- - Most 36-hole matches won: 35
- - Won his 35 matches at 36 holes by the average margin of 7 holes
- - Most double-figure victories: 8
- - Most double-figure victories in succession: 3 at Brae Burn in 1928
- - Most double-figure victories in one championship: 3 at Brae Burn in 1928
- - Largest margin of victory in a 36-hole match: 14 and 13 over John Beck at Brae Burn in 1928 (record shared with Jerome Travers)
- - Most holes up on opponents in one championship: 42 at Brae Burn in 1928
- - In five matches, he had to play only 108 of a possible 144 holes
- - He was 32 up on four opponents at Oakmont in 1925, playing only 116 of a possible 144 holes