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James M. Barnes

  • Birth 8 Apr 1886 Lelant, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
  • Death 24 May 1966 East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section 43, Lot 24
  • Memorial ID 4101

Professional Golfer. At 6-foot-4 inches, he was one of the tallest players of his era, and was one of the longest hitters, both of which led to his nickname of "Long Jim." He won the first two Professional Golf Association Championships ever played. The first was in 1916, but the second - because of World War I - wasn't played until 1919. In 1921, Barnes added a United States Open crown, and in 1925 the British Open, making him the first player to win all three of those championships. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Dec 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4101
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James M. Barnes (8 Apr 1886–24 May 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4101, citing Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .