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Jess Sweetser teeing off - 1927 Photo View Larger Image

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  • Date: 2-14-1927
  • Location: Asheville, NC.
  • Photo Composition: Action

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Jess Sweetser teeing off - 1927

Catalog Number: 0950-3000

Jess Sweetser teeing off. "Sweetser won the 1922 U.S. Amateur Championship at the age of 20, defeating Bobby Jones 8 & 7 in the semifinal and then Chick Evans 3 & 2 in the final match". He was also the first American-born player to win the British Amateur Championship in 1926. " In 1986, he was named the Bob Jones Award winner, given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf".

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