Willie Macfarlane

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Willie Macfarlane
Personal information
Full name William Macfarlane
Born (1889-06-29)29 June 1889
Aberdeen, Scotland
Died 15 August 1961(1961-08-15) (aged 72)
Miami, Florida
Nationality  Scotland
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 22
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 21
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters Tournament 6th: 1934
U.S. Open Won: 1925
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T3: 1916

William Macfarlane (29 June 1889[1] – 15 August 1961) was a Scottish professional golfer.

Macfarlane was born in Aberdeen, Scotland.[1] Like many British golfers of his era, he took a position as a club professional in the United States. In 1925 he won the U.S. Open at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts. He tied Bobby Jones over 72 holes, with both men shooting 291. Macfarlane had set a new U.S. Open single round low-score of 67 in the second round. The two men played an 18-hole playoff and both of them shot 75. Macfarlane won a second 18-hole playoff by 72 shots to 73.

Macfarlane played in the U.S. Open 16 times, but only had one other top-10 finish. He won 21 times on the PGA Tour.

Macfarlane died in Miami, Florida.

PGA Tour wins (21)[edit]

Major championship is shown in bold.

Other wins[edit]

Note: This list is probably incomplete.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1925 U.S. Open 1 shot lead +7 (74-67-72-78=291) Playoff 1 United States Bobby Jones

1 Defeated Jones in second 18-hole playoff – Macfarlane 75-72=147 (+5), Jones 75-73=148 (+6).

Result timeline[edit]

Tournament 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Open T18 WD WD T35 NT NT
PGA Championship NYF NYF NYF NYF SF NT NT
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open T8 WD 1 T20 T18 T14 T27
PGA Championship R32 QF R16 R16
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF 6 T31 T19 38
U.S. Open T43 CUT T47 T47 T32
PGA Championship R16 R32
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Masters Tournament NT NT NT
U.S. Open NT NT NT NT WD
PGA Championship NT

Note: Macfarlane never played in The Open Championship.

  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

NYF = tournament not yet founded
NT = no tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 4
U.S. Open 1 0 0 1 2 6 16 12
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 1 2 5 7 7 7
Totals 1 0 1 3 8 15 27 23
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (1923 PGA – 1931 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1923 PGA – 1925 U.S. Open)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Births in the District of St Nicholas in the Burgh of Aberdeen". Statutory Births 168/001 0934. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 17 February 2015. (Subscription required (help)).