Who's who in golf - Johnny Farrell


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Name: - Johnny Joseph Farrell
Country: - USA
Lived : - [1901-1988]. Born on April 1, 1901 in White Plains, New York. Died on June 14, 1988 in Boynton Beach, Florida, aged 87.
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer, golf professional.
Turned Pro: - 1922

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1928). Ryder Cup player (1927, '29, '31). Total professional wins (27), of which US PGA Tr (22).


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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.


Top tournaments won by Johnny Farrell

1928Men MajorsUS OpenOlympia Fields294 (+10)$500
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].

 

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