James B. Ferrier was an Australian professional golfer who was born in Sydney, Australia on February 24, 1915.
Ferrier won several amateur tournaments before playing professional golf. He won the 1933 New South Wales Open, the 1934 Queensland Open, the 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1938 New South Wales Open, the 1938 and 1939 Australian Open, as well as the 1938 and 1939 Queensland Open.
In 1940, he moved to the United States where he became a professional golfer. As a pro player, he won a total of 18 PGA Tours. One of which was the 1944 Oakland Open, and then the 1947 St. Paul Open which was played at the Keller Golf Course in St. Paul, Minnesota. In that same year, he won his only major title at the PGA Championship over the American golfer, Chick Harbert. The tournament was played at the Plum Hollow Country Club in Detroit, Michigan. By 1948, he competed in the Miami International Four-Ball with Cary Middlecoff which was primarily played at what is now known as the Miami Springs Golf and Country Club in Miami, Florida. In 1949, he competed in the Gran Rapids Open, the Kansas City Open, and at the Miami International Four-Ball again with Cary Middlecoff. By 1950, he won the St. Paul Open, the Canadian Open, and the Inverness Invitational Four-Ball with Sam Snead. In 1951, he won the St. Petersburg Open, the Miami Beach Open, the Jacksonville Open, the Canadian Open, and the Fort Wayne Open. In 1952, he won the Empire State Open and the Inverness Invitational Four-Ball again with Sam Snead. His last recorded victory was at the Almaden Open Invitational.
By June 1986, Mr Ferrier died at the age of 71 in California.