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    1919 Jim Barnes Western Open Championship Gold Medal. Prior to World War II, the Western Open was considered a Major Championship. Having been in existence since 1899, it remains second to the U.S. Open as the oldest American tournament. Its winners read like a who's who in the golf world with names such as Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods, many of whom won it multiple times. Jim Barnes won the Western Open in 1914, 1917, and 1919. This 14 karat championship gold medal is from Barnes' 1919 victory. It measures 1 ½' in diameter. The front contains the Western Golf Association logo in the center, which is surrounded by the words, "WESTERN GOLF ASSOCIATION OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP." The back contains the hallmark plus the words, "1919 WON BY." This is an important medal awarded to a PGA Hall of Fame and World Golf Hall of Fame champion. Excellent condition. Comes with a letter of provenance from Jim Barnes' family.


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