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Bobby Jones played a good game of golf, but history has already determined Jones’ greatest contribution to golf is his creation of the Masters Tournament in Augusta Georgia. All the greats have strolled across Hogan’s Bridge; Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, and with victory came the legendary green jacket. Jack Nicklaus, silhouetted on the cachet, is presently the reigning champion, with 6 wins. Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods come in second with 4 wins each.
GREETINGS FROM GEORGIA
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
OCTOBER 25, 2002
NEW YORK, NY 10199
As we putter along on our road trip, we land in beautiful Augusta, Georgia, home to the famous golf course— Augusta National Golf Club and its major golf tournament—The Masters. The best professional and amateur golfers in the world descend upon Augusta during the first full week of April every year. The grounds of August National are known for being pristine, and the course was ranked in 2009 as the 3rd best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine. The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held in the same location each year. Featured on your cachet is Bobby Jones, the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete on a national and international level. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones began to play golf as a child and by age six he had developed into a child prodigy by winning his first children’s tournament. By age fourteen, he had made the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur in Philadelphia. Bobby Jones toured the U.S. during World War I from 1917-1918 playing exhibition matches to generate income for war relief. By 1920, Jones qualified for the first U.S. Open at age 18, and was paired with legendary Harry Vardon for the first two rounds. He won the Southern Amateur three times: 1917, 1920, and 1922. As an adult, he hit his stride and won the first U.S. Open in 1923 and went on to win 13 major championships in 20 attempts. Bobby Jones is the only player ever to have won the Grand Slam, or all four major championships in the same year...
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