Bobby Jones Calls Penalty on Himself at 1925 U.S. Open
October 19, 2015
Bobby Jones during the 1923 U.S. Open.
At the 1925 U.S. Open, Bobby Jones moved his ball slightly while setting up for a shot. No one saw it, but Jones was adamant that the ball had moved and assessed himself a one-stroke penalty, costing him the win, as he went on to lose in a playoff. Praised for his classy move, Jones quipped, “You might as well praise me for not robbing banks.”