9 Greatest Bobby Jones Quotes and Videos

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Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones Jr. was born 113 years ago today (March 17th). Arguably the greatest amateur athlete in the history of American sports, Jones won 13 major championships (7 Opens, 6 Amateurs). Here’s some of our favorite Bobby Jones quotes, as well as a couple black and white video clips worth your while.

Our Favorite Bobby Jones Quotes and Videos

“The difference between a sand trap and water hazard is the difference between a car crash and an airplane crash. You have a chance of recovering from a car crash.”

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.”

“Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it.”

“If I had ever been set down in any one place and told I was to play there, and nowhere else, for the rest of my life, I should have chosen the Old Course at St. Andrews.”

“The best exercise for golfers is golfing.”

“If I needed advice from my caddie, he’d be hitting the shots and I’d be carrying the bag.”

“The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.”

“The moment the average golfer attempts to play from long grass or a bunker or from a difficult lie of any kind, he becomes a digger instead of a swinger.”

“Some emotions cannot be endured with a golf club in your hands.”

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