Johnny Farrell

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Johnny Farrell
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name John Joseph Farrell
Nickname The Gentlemen
Born (1901-04-01)April 1, 1901
White Plains, New York
Died June 14, 1988(1988-06-14) (aged 87)
Boynton Beach, Florida
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Catherine Theresa Hush Farrell
Children Peggy, Cathy, Billy,
Jimmy, Johnny
Career
Turned professional 1922
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 27
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 22
Other 5
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament T29: 1936
U.S. Open Won: 1928
The Open Championship 2nd: 1929
PGA Championship 2nd: 1929

John Joseph Farrell (April 1, 1901 – June 14, 1988) was an American professional golfer, best known for winning the U.S. Open in 1928.

Born in White Plains, New York, Farrell started as a caddy and turned professional in 1922.

At the 1928 U.S. Open Olympia Fields Country Club near Chicago, Farrell tied with amateur Bobby Jones, then a two-time champion, after the regulation 72 holes, and won the 36-hole playoff by one stroke. Farrell was voted the 1927 and 1928 Best Golf Professional in the United States, after a winning streak of six consecutive tournaments, on his road to a total of 22 career PGA Tour wins. He played for the United States in the first three Ryder Cups: 1927, 1929, and 1931.

Farrell was the head professional at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in New York from 1919-1930.

In 1931, Farrell played in his third Ryder Cup and also met and married Catherine Hush.[1][2] In 1934, Farrell accepted the Head Golf Professional's job at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. The Farrell's had five children: Johnny, Jimmy, Billy, Peggy, and Cathy. The Farrell family dedicated itself to golf, becoming Golf Family of the Year in 1966. Billy Farrell played professional golf, and is best known for being the first ever to hit the 630-yard (576 m) par-5 17th hole at Baltusrol's Lower Course in two shots, during the 1967 U.S. Open.

Farrell died in Boynton Beach, Florida, after a stroke at age 87.[3]

Professional wins (27)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (22)[edit]

Major championship is shown in bold.

Other wins (5)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1928 U.S. Open 5 shot deficit +10 (77-74-71-72=294) Playoff 1 United States Bobby Jones

1 Defeated Bobby Jones in a 36-hole playoff – Farrell 70-73=143 (+1), Jones 73-71=144 (+2).

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open DNP T45 38 T11 T5 T19 T3 T3 T7 1 CUT
The Open Championship NT DNP DNP DNP T19 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2
PGA Championship R32 DNP R32 R16 R16 QF QF SF R32 DNP 2
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF T36 T37 T29 DNP DNP 39
U.S. Open 8 T10 CUT T9 T58 T52 T22 T40 DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP T5 DNP T54 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship QF R32 DNP SF DNP DNP DNP R16 R64 R32
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T14 DNP DNP NT NT NT DNP T52 47 53
U.S. Open 28 CUT NT NT NT NT CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP NT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
Masters Tournament WD T57 DNP DNP DNP WD WD
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 9
U.S. Open 1 0 2 4 8 11 24 17
The Open Championship 0 1 0 2 2 3 4 4
PGA Championship 0 1 2 6 9 14 15 15
Totals 1 2 4 12 19 29 55 45
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 18 (1919 PGA – 1928 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 6 (twice)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny Farrell claims bride". Portsmouth Times. Associated Press. November 25, 1931. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "Obituaries: Kay Farrell, 86, Socialite Of Golf". Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). (The New York Times). July 22, 1997. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Obituaries: Johnny Farrell, Hall of Fame Golfer, 87". The New York Times. Associated Press. June 16, 1988. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 

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