Who's who in golf - Jerry Barber

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Name: - Carl Jerome 'Jerry' Barber
Country: - USA
Lived : - [1916-1994]. Born on April 25, 1916 in Woodson, nr Jacksonville, Illinois; died on Sept 23, 1994 in Glendale, California aged 78.
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer; golf club maker
Turned Pro: - 1942

Roll of Honour

Majors (1) - PGA Championship (1961). Ryder Cup player (1955, '61). Ryder Cup captain (1961). Total professional wins (14), of which US PGA Tr (7). PGA Player of the Year (1961).

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Barber holds the record as the oldest player to compete on the PGA Tour; he was aged 77 yrs 10 months when he played in the 1994 Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines. During his career he was an innovative club designer, who set up his own equipment company.

Top tournaments won by Jerry Barber

1961Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Barber (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1961Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipOlympia Fields277 (-3)$11,000
The US PGA Championship (43rd) (July 27-31). 45-year-old Barber (USA) beat Don January (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Barber 67 (-3), January 68 (-2). This was Barber's first and only major championship win. [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1960Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Desert Inn CC268 (-20)$10,000
Played as the Tournament of Champions (May 5-8). Second-placed Jay Hebert (USA) finished 4 shots behind Barber (USA). [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1954Men AmericaAll American OpenTam O'Shanter CC277 (-11)$3,420
Played as the All American Open (aka the Tam O'Shanter). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Barber (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].


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