Bobby Jones

February 12, 2015 - November 30, 2015 | Robert W. Woodruff Library, Level 3, Schatten Gallery

"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots, but you have to play the ball where it lies."

<p>The exhibition "Bobby Jones: The Game of Life" presents the story of legendary golfer and Atlanta native Robert (&amp;#8220;Bobby&amp;#8221;) Tyre Jones, based on materials drawn from two Jones collections at Emory University&amp;#8217;s Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.</p> <p>Co-curated by Randy Gue, MARBL&amp;#8217;s curator of modern political and historical collections, and project archivist Kristin Morgan, the exhibition explores the personal values of Jones as reflected in his life. &amp;#8220;This exhibition chronicles the growth of Bobby Jones, both as a golfer and a person,&amp;#8221; Gue says. &amp;#8220;We start with Jones as a young, natural talent who struggled with his own temper and the pressure of competing against much older, more experienced players; examine his new mental approach that allowed him to move past those obstacles and eventually win the Grand Slam; and follow his accomplishments in retirement and his battle with a debilitating disease.&amp;#8221;</p>

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