Scholarship of Discovery
It says something significant about American society in the Twenties that both Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen were exceptionally popular, despite their varying socio-economic backgrounds, public images, and personal lives. Indeed, Hagen and Jones are revealing enough as individuals, but taken together they provide rich comparisons and contrasts which illuminate a pivotal period in the history of golf and American society.
Lowe, Stephen. "Change, Continuity, and Golf's Battle of the Century." Journal of Sport History 26 (1999): 521-543.