Jim Barnes

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes Full Name: Jim Barnes [James Martin Barnes]
Nationality:

English

Profession: Pioneering Golfer
Why Famous: Leading figure in the early years of professional golf in the United States.

He won four majors, and was one of the most prolific tournament winners of the first few seasons of the PGA Tour.

Born: April 8, 1886
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lelant, Cornwall, England

Died: May 24, 1966 (aged 80)

Historical Events in the Life of Jim Barnes

  • 1916-01-17 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville, New York
  • 1919-09-20 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY
  • 1921-07-22 25th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia CC in MD
  • 1925-06-26 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

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