About Robert Tyre Jones, III
Bob Jones is the son of the legendary golf champion, Bobby Jones. He was a member of the Augusta National Golf Club and an accomplished golfer. He was born in December of the year that his father won the British Open and the U.S. Open. Bob went to boarding school in Chattanooga, served in Italy near the end of World War II and had brief stints at Georgia Tech, Emory and later Harvard that were less successful than his father’s. Bob became the general manager of the two Coca-Cola bottling plants his father owned in New England and the vice president of Augusta National. In 1959, he was being coached by his father with the hope he would make it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur and thereby earn an invitation to play in the 1960 Masters. But Bob drew Jack Nicklaus in the first round, and Nicklaus easily beat him on his way to winning the whole thing.