Who's who in golf - Jim Ferrier

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Name: - Jim Ferrier
Country: - Australia
Lived : - 1915 - 1986
Original Home/Club: - New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: -

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : US PGA Championship (1947). USPGA Tour wins (18).

Did you know?

Ferrier was the first Australian to win a Major championship.

Top tournaments won by Jim Ferrier

1951Men AmericaCanadian OpenMississaugua G&CC273 (-7)$2,250
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Fred Hawkins (USA) and Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Ferrier (Aus/USA). [Mississaugua G&CC, Mississauga, Ont.].
1951Men AmericaJacksonville OpenHyde Park GC, FL272 (-16)$2,000
Played as the Jacksonville Open (March 16-19). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and Jack Shields (USA) finished a distant 11 shots behind Ferrier (Aus/USA), who won for the third straight time on the PGA Tour. [Hyde Park GC, Jacksonville, FL].
1950Men AmericaCanadian OpenRoyal Montreal271 (-9)$2,000
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Ted Kroll (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ferrier (Aus/USA). [Royal Montreal GC, Dixie, Dorval, Montreal - this course no longer exists].
1949Men AmericaKansas City OpenSwope Memorial277 (-11)$1,000
Played as the Kansas City Open (Sept 8-11; last played in 1946 as the Kansas City Invitational). Second-placed Dick Metz (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ferrier (USA). [Swope Memorial GC, Kansas City, Missouri; at the time called Swope Park GC].
1947Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipPlum Hollow2 & 1$3,500
The US PGA Championship (29th) (June 18-24). Ferrier (USA) beat Chick Harbert (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final, to claim his first and only major championship win. [Plum Hollow CC, Southfield, nr Detroit, Mich.].
1939Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Melbourne285amateur
Played as the Australian Open (Aug 24-26). Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) and Martin Smith (Aus) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Ferrier (Aus, amateur). [West course, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].
1938Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Adelaide283 (-17)amateur
Played as the Australian Open (Aug 18-20). Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) finished 14 shots behind Ferrier (Aus, amateur). [Royal Adelaide GC, Seaton, Adelaide, SA].


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