Name:Johnny Joseph Farrell
Lived:[1901-1988]. Born on April 1, 1901 in White Plains, New York. Died on June 14, 1988 in Boynton Beach, Florida, aged 87.
Occupation:Professional golfer, golf professional.
MAJORS (1): US Open (1928). Ryder Cup player (1927, '29, '31). Total professional wins (27), including PGA Tour (22).
Starting out in the game as a caddie, Farrell turned professional in 1922. He went on to win 22 times on the US PGA circuit, which included the 1928 U.S. Open Championship at Olympia Fields CC in Chicago. His U.S. Open title was only secured after playing the 72 regulation holes and then a 36-hole playoff against legendary amateur Bobby Jones (the 1923 and 1926 U.S. Open champion). Farrell emerged the victor by just one shot, while Jones went on to win this prized event the following year, and again the year after that.
Played as the inaugural La Gorce Open (March 19/20; the event offered the largest purse in the history of professional golf). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Johnny Farrell (USA), who shot a 8-under-par 63 in the final round to clinch the win. [La Gorce CC, Miami Beach, FL].
The US Open (32nd) (June 21-24). Farrell (USA) beat Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) in a 36-hole playoff: Farrell 143 (+1), Jones 144 (+2). [North course, Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as the Eastern Open (June 23/24). Second-placed Willie Macfarlane (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Johnny Farrell (USA), who also won the nearby Shawnee Open a few days earlier. This was his fourth open tournament win in a month. [Wolf Hollow CC, Delaware Water Gap, PA; now known as Wolf Hollow at Water Gap CC].
Played as the Chicago Open (Sep 13/14). Second-placed Al Espinosa (USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnny Farrell (USA). [Downers Grove GC, nr Chicago, IL; at the time known as Illinois GC].
Played as the Shawnee Open (June 20/21). Second-placed Willie Macfarlane (Scot) finished 10 shots behind defending champion and runaway winner Johnny Farrell (USA). The previous course par of 73 and 74 was cut to 72 from this year. [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
Played as the Shawnee Open (July 13/14). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) and Bob MacDonald (Scot/USA) finished 1 shot behind Johnny Farrell (USA). The course par of 74 was cut to 73 for this event. [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
Played as the Shawnee Open (July 26/27). Second-placed Johnny Golden (USA) finished 6 shots behind 21-year-old Johnny Farrell (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; known at the time as Shawnee CC].
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.
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