Willie MacFARLANE


Date of Birth - 29 June 1890

Died - 15 August 1961

Place of Birth - Aberdeen


Like many British golfers of his era, Macfarlane 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 seventy-two 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 eighteen hole playoff and both of them

 shot 75. Macfarlane won a second eighteen hole playoff by 72 shots to

 73.

Macfarlane played in the U.S. Open seventeen times, but only had one

 other top ten finish. He won 21 times on the PGA Tour.

Macfarlane died in Miami, Florida.


ACHIEVEMENTS


    1916  Rockland CC Four-Ball

    1921  Philadelphia Open Championship

1922 Westchester Open

    1924  Westchester Open

    1925  US Open

1925  Shawnee Open

    1928  Shawnee Open

    1930  Metropolitan Open

1930  Westchester Open,

1930  Mid-South Open Bestball (with Wiffy Cox)

    1931  Miami International Four-Ball (with Wiffy Cox)

1931  Kenwood Open

    1932  St. Petersburg Open

    1933  Metropolitan Open

1933  Mid-South Pro-Pro (with Paul Runyan)

1933  Mid-South Open (tie with Paul Runyan and Joe Turnesa)

1933  Miami Biltmore Open

    1934  Pennsylvania Open Championship

    1935  Florida West Coast Open

1935  Glens Falls Open

    1936  Nassau Open

1936  Walter Olson Golf Tournament (tie with Tommy Armour)








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