Bobby Jones playing in his first major championship, the U.S. Amateur, in 1916. He was the youngest competitor in the field and made it to the quarterfinals.
In 1917 Bobby Jones played in numerous exhibition matches to raise money for the American Red Cross and the War Relief effort. Here with Robert Gardner, Chick Evans and Perr Adair (Bobby Jones is far right).
Bobby Jones in 1920. Although only 18, he was widely regarded as one of the best amateur golfers, yet obstacles such as an unruly temper were keeping him from winning a major.
Bobby Jones played in his first National Open Championship in 1920, where he was paired with golf legend Harry Vardon. Afterwards, Vardon predicted Jones would become one of the greatest golfers of all time.
Bobby Jones hits out of the Gorse Bush on the Old Course at St. Andrews in 1921. At first he hated the course, but later came to love it - as well as the people of St. Andrews and Scotland.
In 1922 Bobby Jones finished a single stroke behind professional Gene Sarazen in the U.S. Open Championship.
A dejected Bobby Jones toward the end of the 'Lean Years.' After a couple of shameful displays of temper during championships in 1921, Jones promised himself he would be a model of sportsmanship from then on. The change led to the beginning of his 'Fat Years.'