Four years to the day from his first, Bobby Jones becomes the only sporting personality ever to be honoured with a second ticker-tape parade in New York. On June 20th, Jones had captured the Open Championship for the third time at Hoylake, just one week after winning the Amateur Championship at St Andrews. Ten days later he would claim the US Open for the fourth time before wrapping up the final leg of the Grand Slam in September with his fifth victory in the US Amateur at Merion. He officially retired from golf immediately afterwards.
Bobby Jones becomes the first individual sportsman to be honoured by a ticker-tape parade in New York City, after winning the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes on June 25th. He was the first amateur to claim the Claret Jug since Howard Hilton in 1897, and the first American amateur winner. En route to his two-shot victory over countryman Al Watrous, Jones hit the famous 175 yard mashie from a bunker over deep rough to the heart of the hidden 17th green - a shot which is still commemorated by a plaque.
Eight days after the parade, Jones went on to win the US Open, becoming the first golfer, amateur or professional, to take both national Opens in the same year.