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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
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