Jim Barnes

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

England
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
Birthplace: Lelant, Cornwall, England
Star Sign: Aries

Died: May 24, 1966 (aged 80)

Historical Events in the Life of Jim Barnes

  • 1916-10-14 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes wins at Siwanoy Country Club, Bronxville, New York
  • 1919-09-20 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes wins at Engineers Country Club, Roslyn, NY
  • 1921-07-22 25th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia Country Club, Maryland
  • 1925-06-26 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

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