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Golf's Biggest Phenoms

We take a look at some of the most talented youngsters to ever burst onto the scene

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

Jones first became a known quantity on the national stage when he made the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur at age 14 in 1916. He won the first of three Southern Amateurs a year later and began representing the U.S. in international competitions (before the creation of the Ryder Cup) by the age of 17. Jones, a lawyer by trade, never turned professional and retired at the young age of 28. Yet, he is widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all-time.
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