Bobby Jones – How Did the Golfer Die?

Bobby Jones died at age 69, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding golfer Bobby Jones' death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Legendary golfer who won thirteen golf championships and helped establish the Masters.

During World War I, he played exhibition matches with Alexa Stirling to raise money for war relief.

Although a lawyer by profession, he was one of the most successful amateur golfers.

How did Bobby Jones die?

Bobby Jones' death was caused by aneurysm.

Afflicted that year with a rare spinal disease called syringomyelia, Jones had to give up golf and was soon forced into a wheelchair. He took his final trip to the Masters in 1968. Finally succumbing to his illness, Jones died on December 18, 1971, at the age of sixty-nine.

Information about the death of Bobby Jones
Cause of deathAneurysm
Age of death69 years
BirthdayMarch 17, 1902
Death dateDecember 18, 1971
Place of deathAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Place of burialOakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia, United States


"If ever I needed an eight foot putt, and everything I owned depended on it, I would want Arnold Palmer to putt for me."

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"You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank."

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"Some people think they are concentrating when they're merely worrying."

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"Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course... the space between your ears."

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"The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two."

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