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|Full name||John Joseph Farrell|
April 1, 1901|
White Plains, New York
June 14, 1988 (aged 87)|
Boynton Beach, Florida
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)|
|Spouse||Catherine Theresa Hush Farrell|
Peggy, Cathy, Billy,|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T29: 1936|
|U.S. Open||Won: 1928|
|The Open Championship||2nd: 1929|
|PGA Championship||2nd: 1929|
At the 1928 U.S. Open held at 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. In 1934, Farrell accepted the head professional job at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.
The Farrells 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.
Professional wins (27)
PGA Tour wins (22)
- 1921 (1) Garden City Open
- 1922 (1) Shawnee Open
- 1924 (1) Florida West Coast Open
- 1925 (2) Philadelphia Open Championship, Mid-South All Pro
- 1926 (4) Florida Central Competition, Florida Open, Shawnee Open, Mid-Winter Tournament
- 1927 (7) Metropolitan Open, Shawnee Open, Eastern Open Championship, Massachusetts Open, Pennsylvania Open Championship, Philadelphia Open Championship, Chicago Open Championship
- 1928 (2) La Gorce Open, U.S. Open
- 1930 (2) New York State Open, Pensacola Open Invitational
- 1931 (1) Pensacola Open Invitational
- 1936 (1) New Jersey Open
Major championship is shown in bold.
Other wins (5)
Note: This list may be incomplete.
- 1925 Miami International Four-Ball (with Bobby Cruickshank)
- 1926 Westchester Open
- 1928 Miami International Four-Ball (with Gene Sarazen)
- 1940 Rhode Island Open
- 1941 Rhode Island Open
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1928||U.S. Open||5 shot deficit||+10 (77-74-71-72=294)||Playoff 1||Bobby Jones|
1 Defeated Bobby Jones in a 36-hole playoff – Farrell 70-73=143 (+1), Jones 73-71=144 (+2).
|The Open Championship||NT||T19||2|
|The Open Championship||T5||T54|
|The Open Championship||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT|
|The Open Championship|
NYF = tournament not yet founded
NT = no tournament
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
|The Open Championship||0||1||0||2||2||3||4||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 18 (1919 PGA – 1928 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 6 (twice)
- "Johnny Farrell claims bride". Portsmouth Times. Associated Press. November 25, 1931. p. 10.
- "Obituaries: Kay Farrell, 86, Socialite Of Golf". Sun Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (The New York Times). July 22, 1997. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
- "Obituaries: Johnny Farrell, Hall of Fame Golfer, 87". The New York Times. Associated Press. June 16, 1988. Retrieved May 10, 2013.