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Johnny Farrell (April 4, 1901 - June 14, 1988) was an American professional golfer. April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


In 1928 Farrell won the U.S. Open. He was tied with amateur Bobby Jones after the regulation 72 holes and won a thirty six whole play-off by one stoke. He was voted 1927 and 1928 Best Golf Professional in the United States after a winning streak of six consecutive tournaments on his road to a total 22 career wins. He played for the United States in the first three Ryder Cups. The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam in 1930 Robert Tyre Jones Jr. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Farrell spent many years as the head professional at the prestigious Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. The Baltusrol Golf Club is a 36-hole country club located in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting Senators Jon Corzine (D) Frank Lautenberg (D) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ...


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U.S. Open: Down memory lane (1769 words)
Farrell is the son of the most immaculately dressed golfer to walk down a PGA Tour fairway, the namesake of the winner of the 1928 U.S. Open at Chicago's Olympia Fields Country Club.
Farrell was invited by club officials to visit Olympia Fields but is content to observe the Open from two time zones away, perhaps grabbing the occasional update as he negotiates his way through this region's traffic.
Farrell, who died in 1988 and would be 102 today, was a native New Yorker and the son of Irish immigrants, mostly raised by his mother after his father died when he was 4.
Original Olympia Fields Open Champ A Legend In His Time (1728 words)
Farrell then went on a tear, making four consecutive birdies and leaving the first 18 holes of the playoff three strokes ahead.
Farrell died in 1988 at the age of 87, having made his mark on more than half a century of golf history.
For historians, Farrell will be remembered as an exemplar of his age, a man of the giddy, 'Roaring Twenties' when sports stars became media heroes and golf took off in popularity.
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