Full List of Bob Jones Award Winners

Davis Love III is on the list of Bob Jones Award winners

The Bob Jones Award is presented annually by the United States Golf Association and is the USGA's highest award. It is given to an individual "who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones."

That would be Bobby Jones, of course. The award has been given out since 1955, when its first recipient was Francis Ouimet — like Jones, a golfer who won the U.S. Open as an amateur.

The Bob Jones Award can be presented to a man or a woman, a pro golfer or amateur golfer, a superstar who has won majors or a behind-the scenes person such as a tournament organizer. It has also gone to journalists, golf course builders, rules officials.

The Bob Jones Award has has been presented posthusmously several times, including to Babe Zaharias in 1957 and Payne Stewart in 2014. Gary Player, in 1966, was the first of "the Big 3" honored, followed by Arnold Palmer in 1971 and Jack Nicklaus in 1975. When Barbara Nicklaus was given the award in 2015, the Nicklauses became the first husband-and-wife honored.

The List: Bob Jones Award Winners

This is the full list of winners of the Bob Jones Award, starting with the most-recent:

2019 — Lee Elder
2018 — Dennis Walters
2017 — Bob Ford
2016 — Judy Bell
2015 — Barbara Nicklaus
2014 — Payne Stewart
2013 — Davis Love III
2012 — Annika Sorenstam
2011 — Lorena Ochoa
2010 — Mickey Wright
2009 — O. Gordon Brewer Jr.
2008 — George H.W. Bush
2007 — Louise Suggs
2006 — Jay Haas
2005 — Nick Price
2004 — Jackie Burke Jr.
2003 — Carol Semple Thompson
2002 — Judy Rankin
2001 — Thomas Cousins
2000 — Barbara McIntire
1999 — Edgar Updegraff
1998 — Nancy Lopez
1997 — Fred Brand Jr.
1996 — Betsy Rawls
1995 — Herbert Warren Wind
1994 — Lewis Oehmig
1993 — P.J. Boatwright Jr.
1992 — Gene Sarazen
1991 — Ben Crenshaw
1990 — Peggy Kirk Bell
1989 — Chi Chi Rodriguez
1988 — Isaac B. Grainger
1987 — Tom Watson
1986 — Jess Sweetser
1985 — Fuzzy Zoeller
1984 — Jay Sigel
1983 — Maureen Ruttle Garrett
1982 — Billy Joe Patton
1981 — JoAnne Carner
1980 — Charlie Yates
1979 — Tom Kite
1978 — Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
1977 — Joseph Dey
1976 — Ben Hogan
1975 — Jack Nicklaus
1974 — Byron Nelson
1973 — Gene Littler
1972 — Michael Bonallack
1971 — Arnold Palmer
1970 — Roberto de Vicenzo
1969 — Gerald H. Micklem
1968 — Bob Dickson
1967 — Richard S. Tufts
1966 — Gary Player
1965 — Glenna Collett Vare
1964 — Charles Coe
1963 — Patty Berg
1962 — Horton Smith
1961 — Joe Carr
1960 — Chick Evans
1959 — Findlay S. Douglas
1958 — Margaret Curtis
1957 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias
1956 — William C. Campbell
1955 — Francis Ouimet

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