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Ricky Barnes

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/6/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200

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Ricky Barnes put on a short-game clinic en route to a 4-under-par 33-34=67 during his second round of The Barclays, reaching 3-under 139 at the midpoint.
Barnes was less-than-stellar getting to the green today, losing 2.184 strokes approaching-the-green, resulting in just 10 greens hit. From there he went 6-for-8 scrambling, thanks to some tremendous short-game work. He rolled in five putts from outside six feet, including a pair from outside 20 feet. Barnes also holed out an 18'5" birdie from off the green at the par-4 16th hole. Overall, the 35-year-old walked off the course gaining 2.476 strokes around-the-green and 3.748 strokes putting. With a runner-up finish at the 2009 U.S. Open held at Bethpage Black, Barnes certainly has some good memories to draw on this week. Aug 26 - 12:14 PM

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Ricky Barnes crafted a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the John Deere Classic for a four-day tally of 15-under 269, up six spots into a three-way T5, seven back of champion Ryan Moore.

The 35-year-old was making his eighth appearance and in three total paydays, this is his first finish inside the top 40. It is however, his second top-five finish in his last three starts, joining T5 at the RBC Canadian Open three weeks ago. Overall, it's his fourth top 10 of the season in 27 starts and climbs 16 places to 65th in the FedExCup standings. The California native began the finale T11 on 11-under after progressively better rounds of 69-68-65. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, posting 2.441 SG: Tee-to-Green. Barnes camouflaged a lone bogey at the par-3 third with birdies on Nos. 2, 4, 8, 10 and 17, four dropping from inside of seven feet.
Aug 14 - 7:53 PM

Ricky Barnes hung up a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of the John Deere Classic to post 11-under 202, up 23 places on the live leaderboard to T9 and good for the low round in the clubhouse.

The 35-year-old began the third round on 5-under (T32) after opening in 69-68. He circled seven birdies on 12 greens in regulation for a tidy 1.583 putts per GIR and 1.510 in SG: Putting at the time he signed his card. The University of Arizona alum posted 2.546 in SG: Around-the-Green, getting up-and-down 5-of-6 times, squaring a lone bogey at the par-4 ninth. He birdied Nos. 1, 3 (15'4"), 10, 13 (17'4"), 17 and 18 the conventional way, adding birdie-3 at the 11th from 38'4" away in the fairway. Unlike 96 others who had to complete some portion of their second rounds on Saturday before playing their third, Barnes only had to play 18 holes.
Aug 13 - 7:54 PM

Ricky Barnes stalled out to a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in today's final round of the RBC Canadian Open to post 10-under 278, up one place on the live leaderboard to T5, good for his third top 10 of the season in his 25th start.

The 35-year-old, chasing his first TOUR title in his 231st career start, co-led on 10-under total after circling his fourth birdie of the round at the par-4 11th. He saved from a greenside bunker on the 12th, rolling in a nine-footer, and birdied the par-5 13th from 38 inches, but squared his first bogey at the 14th, 3-putting from 31'9". The University of Arizona alum missed birdie from 9'5" at the par-3 15th, and failed to birdie either of the reachable par 5s (holes 16 and 18) coming in. After co-leading, he played his final five holes in birdie-less 1-over.
Jul 24 - 5:39 PM

Ricky Barnes styled a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the RBC Canadian Open for a two-day total of 5-under 139, two swings back of clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson and up 25 places to T5 with play still in progress.

The 35-year-old is making his sixth appearance with a best of T11 here at Glen Abbey GC last year (68-70-68-71). He opened with a 1-under 71, trading two birdies with one bogey and put a lot more color on the card in R2, circling six birdies against two bogeys. The University of Arizona alum birdied each of the four par 5s and added a birdie-3 at the 10th (15'10") and a birdie-2 at the third, finding the bottom of the cup from 42'4". He bogeyed the par-4 sixth (failed scramble) and 3-putted the par-4 17th from 82'2". Barnes mustered just five (of 14) fairways but hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.692 putts per GIR.
Jul 22 - 3:29 PM

Ricky Barnes was a late scratch this week at the Quicken Loans National, giving Wes Roach the ability to sneak into the field as an alternate.

There is no Barnes injury cited at the moment, but Roach now gets a 9:27 a.m. ET tee time with Gary Woodland and Michael Kim. Barnes entered the week with a good track record at Congressional Country Club, 4-for-4 including a T11 in 2014. Roach will be making his second appearance here, posting 75-76 in 2014 on his way to a missed cut. We will update if any injury news pops up for Barnes. UPDATE:Barnes alerted his followers on Twitter by saying, "Was looking forward to playing and muscle spasm wouldn't go away. Will be back next week"
Jun 23 - 10:01 AM

Ricky Barnes boasts a strong track record at Congressional Country Club as he readies for this week's Quicken Loans National.

Barnes is 4-for-4 at Congressional CC, including a T11 during the 2014 edition of the QL National. More recently he's missed the cut in four of his last six starts, so not all of the stars are aligning. Currently ranks 186th in strokes gained off-the-tee, which is not ideal at a lengthy track like Congressional. His current form and stats suggest that gamers should fade Barnes but his course history says he could be a nice sleeper. A classic fantasy golf dilemma.
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Jun 22 - 7:35 AM

Overnight leader Ricky Barnes back-pedaled to a 2-over-par 38-36=74 in today's final round of the Valero Texas Open for a 72-hole total of 9-under 279, down three on the leaderboard into a five-way T4, three adrift of champion Charley Hoffman.

Barnes led the Heritage in scrambling last week at 86.49 percent. It carried over for the first three rounds this week, but he went 1-for-6 on Sunday, dropping to 0-for-3 on TOUR when the 54-hole leader/co-leader. The 35-year-old began the finale on 11-under, leading by one over playing competitor and 18- and 36-hole leader Brendan Steele, who shot 75. He led by two over Hoffman, who was playing one threesome ahead. Barnes bogeyed the first, sixth and ninth to overshadow a 6'2" birdie-3 at 4, but was still T2 at the turn, just one back of Martin Piller (thru 10 holes). Further bogeys on 10 and 12 however, knocked him out of contention, though he did manage to circle the 13th and 18th for back-to-back top 10s (last time was 2010) and a season best in his 16th start.
Apr 24 - 7:25 PM

Playing out of the penultimate threesome, Ricky Barnes painted a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's third round of the Valero Texas Open to post 11-under 205, up four places on the leaderboard and good for a one-shot lead over 36-hole leader Brendan Steele.

Last week, Barnes led the Heritage in scrambling at 86.49 percent (32/37) en route to his first top 10 of the season (T9) in his 15th start. He's hitting significantly more greens in regulation at TPC San Antonio, 15 in R2, and 11 in rounds one and three, but took four to get on the par-5 18th and missed his par putt from 9'2" to end on a sour note. The Web.com Tour grad began his third frame on 6-under (T5) after opening in 68-70. He squared two but camouflaged them with seven birdies, including a 14-footer on the par-3 third and a 29'4" roll on the par-4 12th, posting a sparkling 1.364 putts per GIR. Barnes is winless on TOUR in 221 career starts (215 as a pro), with a career-best T2 at the 2009 U.S. Open where he led after 54 holes.
Apr 23 - 6:17 PM

Ricky Barnes tacked on a 2-under-par 37-33=70 in the second round of the Valero Texas Open to post 6-under 138, up three places to T3 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Barnes is in a seven-way T5, four back of 36-hole leader Brendan Steele.

The Web.com Tour grad hit 11 greens in regulation in R1 and bettered that with 15 in R2. He also dramatically improved in driving accuracy, from six (of 14) in R1 to 13 in R2. Neither helped Barnes post a better score however, chasing 68 with a four-birdie two-bogey 70. He began off No. 10 tee and circled birdies at 11, 17 and 18 to turn 3-under, but came to the house in 1-over, erasing birdie at 6 (from 15'4") with bogeys at 2 and 7 on failed scrambles. The 35-year-old currently leads the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green at a cumulative 9.277, but is 123rd in strokes gained: putting at -2.349, including -1.905 in R2.
Apr 22 - 3:25 PM

Ricky Barnes built a strong scorecard in round one of the Valero Texas Open, signing a 4-under-par 33-35=68, and will stay loose as he readies for his next tee time later this morning.

Barnes was in the p.m. wave on Thursday which was left stranded due to darkness. He closed out his round today, carding just one bogey on the round. It came on the par-4 15th hole as he missed a 4'8" par-saving effort. Barnes tallied five birdies in his round, a 30'9" splash on the par-4 first hole going as the only putt made outside of eight feet. Barnes has posted MC-WD-MC his last three trips to the Valero, so he'll certainly be happy with this strong round one performance.
Apr 22 - 9:51 AM

Ricky Barnes smoothed a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the RBC Heritage for a four-day tally of 3-under 281, up 10 on the live leaderboard to T14. UPDATE: Barnes finished in a five-way T9 for his first top 10 of the season. He led the field in scrambling at 86.49 percent (32/37).

It remains to be seen where Barnes will actually finish, but it's going to be a season best -- and first top 20 -- in his 15th start. Remarkable, considering he's currently T67 (of 75 players) in greens in regulation at 48.61 percent (35/72), never finding more than nine GIR in any round. At last check however, the 35-year-old is second in strokes gained: putting at a cumulative 8.649, including 3.188 in R4. He made a 7'4" one-putt par save on the 18th to play the difficult final four holes at Harbour Town GL in bogey-free 2-under, penciling birdies on Nos. 15 and 17. Barnes circled four total, all from inside 13 feet, and made three par-saving putts from between 10 and 13 feet. His one bogey was at the par-3 14th after watering his tee shot.
Apr 17 - 3:39 PM

Ricky Barnes crafted a 3-under-par 33-35=68 on day two of the RBC Heritage to reach the halfway point on 3-under 139, up 27 on the live leaderboard to T9.

Barnes has had success at Harbour Town GL previously, boasting T5 in 2010 (debut) and T4 in 2011, and has since posted MC-T71 and steady -- though not spectacular -- finishes of T38/2014 and T37/2015. He opened his seventh visit with a one-birdie one-bogey 71 and added some more color to his card on day two. The 35-year-old improved to eight (of 14) fairways and circled five on just nine greens in regulation for a stellar 1.556 putts per GIR. His split featured four conversions from between 13 and 18 feet and a two-putt birdie on the par-5 second. Barnes got up-and-down eight of nine times, but the one time he didn't, he swallowed a double bogey-6 at the 11th.
Apr 15 - 1:38 PM

Ricky Barnes back-pedaled with a 1-under-par 33-37=70 in the second round of the Northern Trust Open for a two-day total of 5-under 137, down nine places on the live leaderboard to T14.

Barnes continues a disappointing season-long trend. Thru nine starts in 2015-16, he ranks seventh on TOUR in R1 scoring average at 67.67... but, it gets progressively worse from there, dipping to 87th-ranked for R2, 106th-R3 and 136th-R4 (71.43). True-to-form, the 35-year-old opened his eighth Northern Trust in 4-under 67 and chased with 70 on Friday. He was blemish-free 3-under thru 14 holes, but squared two over his final four holes, including a three-putt bogey on the par-5 17th from 37'5". Barnes improved to eight (of 14) fairways but digressed to 11 greens in regulation. On a more positive note, he did go 6-for-7 in scrambling.
Feb 19 - 7:14 PM

Ricky Barnes tore through Riviera Country Club with a 4-under-par 32-35=67 to open his week at the Northern Trust Open.

Barnes is establishing himself as one of the top round-one golfers on TOUR, at least for the time being. Going back to the Shriners, he's finished inside the top 10 through day one in four of his last five starts (assuming today's 4-under stays in the top 10, which it should). Barnes beat the field average greens in regulation by nearly 10 percent as he walked off the course with 13 GIRs. Most of the damage was done with the putter, though, as he rolled in five putts from outside nine feet including a 22'8" birdie roll on the par-4 10th hole.
Feb 18 - 2:17 PM