He didn’t compromise his integrity


Bob Jones was one of the greatest golfers in history. He was the first person to win four majors in one year. He won thirteen majors before he retired at 28.

There was one the lost. He took a one-shot penalty at the 1925 US Open, even though no one saw him touch the ball with his own club. Even Jones was not sure that it happened. The officials encouraged him not to take the penalty. But he took it “just in case”.

Jones lost that tournament by one stroke but he kept his integrity. People will tell you what a great golfer he was, but the thing all of us will remember is not his 13 wins – but his integrity – that puts him in another category.

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Bennie Mostert
By Bennie Mostert