Is nothing sacred? Bobby Jones’ grave is a total mess

With Bobby Jones on the short list for canonization, and with the reverence the country club set has for the greatest amateur of them all, you’d think his final resting place would be a pristine shrine.

Instead, it’s fallen into disrepair.

The Historic Oakland Foundation undertook an effort to raise $10,000 to restore Mr. Jones’ grave and the surrounding area in Oakland Cemetery.

And fortunately, they were able to raise the requisite funds through a GoFundMe-esque page.

Bobby Jones 1930 “Grand Slam,” in which he won the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur, is widely considered the finest season in golf. He won an incredible 13 of the 20 major championships he competed in from 1913 to 1920. And, of course, he co-founded Augusta National Golf Club.

You’d think deep-pocketed ANGC would have made sure Jones’ gravesite was all finely mowed grass and azaleas. Regardless, we’re happy to see the Foundation raised the funds to spruce up the site.

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