Bobby Jones 1930 Open Championship – Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake

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This Movietone newsreel film captures the legendary Bobby Jones on his way to victory in the 1930 Open, a victory that would become the second leg of his Grand Slam – the winning in the same year of the Amateur and Open Championships of both Great Britain and the United States. Royal Liverpool Golf Club is the host of the 2014 Open Championship

It is an unusual piece of footage in that it has no commentary but does feature the voices and activities of the camera crew – which even seem to distract Jones on his backswing and trigger a withering stare from this greatest of champions. It just goes to show that playing under the added pressure of the world’s media is not as recent a phenomenon as we might think.