Jim Ferrier (1915-1986) was an Australiangolfer from Manly, New South Wales. He was a runner up in the 1931 Australian Open at the age of sixteen and won the Australian Amateur Title in 1935, 1936, 1938 and 1939. He was also victorious in the Australian Open as an amateur in 1938 and 1939. He was runner-up in the British Amateur at St Andrews in 1935. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Categories: Suburbs of Sydney | Local Government Areas of Sydney | Incomplete Sydney suburbs ... The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. ...
In 1940 Ferrier went to the United States where he turned professional. His most significant win came at the PGA Championship, one of golf's four major championships, in 1947. He was the first Australian to win a major. He was also runner up at the 1960 PGA Championship. His other victories included the Canadian Open in 1950 and 1951. The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1919. ...
Ferrier was renowned as an outstanding putter. He eventually became a U.S. Citizen.
Categories: 1915 births | 1986 deaths | Australian golfers
Ferrier, who had birdied the hole the first two days and matched par on the third, messed up his drive badly, the ball going into the brook bordering the fairway.
Demaret's chances increased immensely when on the 14th, Ferrier hooked his drive to the spot on the edge of the fairway and after reaching the edge of the green with his second shot, three putted for a bogey five.
Ferrier hit into a trap on 17 resulting in another bogey and that for all practical purposes, was the golf tournament.
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