Name:James Martin "Jim" Barnes
Lived:[1887-1966]. Born on April 8, 1886 in Lelant, Cornwall. Died on May 24, 1966 in East Orange, New Jersey, aged 80.
Original/Home Club:Lelant, Cornwall, England
Occupation:Professional golfer; club maker; golf writer.
The Open Championship (60th) (June 25-26). Second-placed Ted Ray (Jersey) and Archie Comptson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Jim Barnes (Eng). This was the last of the 24 Opens played at Prestwick, the original home of the world's most famous Championship. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
Played as the Deland Open. Second-placed Pat O'Hara (USA) finished 6 shots behind Barnes (USA). [College Arms GC, DeLand, FL; converted to real estate in 1955].
The US Open (25th) (July 21/22). Second-placed Walter Hagen (USA) and Fred McLeod (Scot/USA) finished 9 shots behind Barnes (Eng). [Columbia CC, Chevy Chase, Maryland].
Played as the Shawnee Open (July 20/21). Second-placed Ted Ray (Jersey) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Jim Barnes (Eng). [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
Played as the North & South Open (March 28/29). Second-placed Mike Brady (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jim Barnes (Eng). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (2nd) (Sept 16-20 ). Defending champion Jim Barnes (Eng) beat Fred McLeod (USA) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Engineers CC, Roslyn Harbor, NY].
Played as the Western Open (July 23-25). Second-placed Leo Diegel (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Jim Barnes (Eng). [Mayfield CC, South Euclid, nr Cleveland, OH. Now part of the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club].
Played as the inaugural Southern Open (Sept 8-10). Second-placed 17-year-old Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) finished 1 shot behind Jim Barnes (Eng). [East Lake GC, Atlanta, Georgia].
Played as the Shawnee Open (July 15/16). Second-placed Mike Brady (USA) finished 8 shots behind Jim Barnes (Eng), whose final round 5-under-par 67 set a new course record. [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
Played as the Western Open (Sept 13-15). Second-placed and defending champion Walter Hagen (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jim Barnes (Eng). [Westmoreland CC, Wilmette, IL].
PGA of America
The inaugural US PGA Championship (Oct 10-14). Barnes (Eng) beat Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. [Siwanoy CC, Bronxville, nr NYC, NY].
Played as the North & South Open (April 1; 36-hole one-day event). Second-placed Clarence Hackney (Scot/USA) and Tom Kerrigan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jim Barnes (Eng). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
Played as the Western Open (Aug 25/26). Second-placed William "Willie" Kidd (Scot/USA) finished 1 shot behind Jim Barnes (Eng). [Interlachen CC, Edina, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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