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Ricky Barnes |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/6/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: University of Arizona

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Ricky Barnes clocks in to this week's Travelers Championship ranked 167th in the FedExCup standings.
Barnes began the year No. 356 in the Official World Golf Ranking but has slid to No. 437. In 19 starts on his 2014-15 campaign, he's missed 11 cuts and posted one top 25 (T16, OHL Classic at Mayakoba). The 34-year-old has enjoyed a fair amount of success at TPC River Highlands, going 5-for-6 with a T13 in 2013 and a T5 in 2010. An interesting note on Barnes, he has zero wins in 198 PGA TOUR starts, and zero wins in 109 Tour starts. His career-best finish came at the 2009 U.S. Open, where he tied runner-up. Jun 23 - 9:57 PM

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Ricky Barnes smoothed a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in today's opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship, checking up two just off the clubhouse lead.

Barnes went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee in late draw today and promptly hit 15 greens in regulation. He converted seven times for birdie, three of which from outside 10 feet. His highlight disappeared from 32'11" at the par-3 sixth hole. The 34-year-old needs a big week. He's 168th in the FedExCup standings. Barnes is also winless on the PGA TOUR. This week's is his 191st as a professional.
May 14 - 5:04 PM

Ricky Barnes logged a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in today's opening round of THE PLAYERS, finishing just two strokes off the pace of clubhouse leader Hideki Matsuyama.

Well, here's a surprise on the leaderboard. Barnes sits 166th in the FedExCup standings with only one top-35 finish among seven paydays this season. He missed only three (of 14) fairways and two greens in regulation en route to four birdies against one bogey. His par breakers included conversions from 22'7", 20'2" and 13'3", but it's his strokes gained: tee-to-green clip that jumps off your screen. At last check, he ranked third at 4.232. Today's score equals his career low in 13 competitive rounds at TPC Sawgrass.
May 7 - 3:21 PM

Ricky Barnes lapped Harbour Town Golf Links in 2-under-par 33-36=69 in today's opening round of the RBC Heritage.

He's missed eight of 14 cuts and has just one top-40 finish this season, that a T16 at Mayakoba, so he needs good things to happen to escape his spot at 171st in the FedExCup standings. Today, Barnes went 8-for-9 in scrambling with one bogey and circled three birdies. That set featured rolls of 11'6" and 16'6" at the fifth and seventh holes, respectively, but his longest conversion stretched 17'2" for par at the par-4 ninth. He signed his card sitting three strokes in arrears of the clubhouse lead.
Apr 16 - 5:18 PM

Ricky Barnes returns to Hilton Head Island for this week's RBC Heritage.

Barnes has a pair of top 5s at Harbour Town Golf Links but hasn't cracked the top 35 since the course expanded yardage in 2012. He's 6-for-14 on the season with just one top 25. Barnes currently ranks 200th in driving accuracy, not an ideal stat for a course like Harbour Town Golf Links that requires precision. Gamers can avoid him this week as it'd likely take a flawless week with the putter to truly contend.
Apr 15 - 8:19 PM

Ricky Barnes back-pedaled to a 1-over-par 33-39=72 in today's second round of the Valspar Championship.

This is what we feared if not expected after Thursday's success. Barnes sat bogey-free 2-under through 13 holes with a pair of birdies, the longer of which measuring 10'11" at the par-4 12th, but he double-bogeyed the par-5 fifth, where he incurred a penalty due to an unplayable lie after pulling his second well left of the fairway. He also squared a bogey-4 at No. 8. It could have been worse, however, if not for par saves of 12'2" and 10'2" at the 15th and second holes, respectively. So, at 4-under 138, Barnes is just two strokes adrift of the early, 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 13 - 12:57 PM

Ricky Barnes shot 5-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the Valspar Championship.

Barnes arrived at Copperhead slotted 167th in the FedExCup standings, which explain why you haven't heard much from him despite 11 previous starts. He tends to emerge when par is a good score, but today's scoring is abnormally low on the tough track. He went 3-for-3 in scrambling, but three-jacked the green at the par-3 17th for bogey. Prior to it, he rolled in six birdies, including four in a row beginning at the par-4 ninth. Barnes' longest conversion of the round measured 16'7" the par-4 10th, but he also poured in a par save from 11-and-a-half feet at the par-3 eighth. He held a temporary share of the clubhouse lead until Brian Davis took it one deeper.
Mar 12 - 5:13 PM

The second round of The Honda Classic was suspended for inclement weather at 8:23 a.m. ET. UPDATE: After play resumed following a delay of two hours and eight minutes, lightning halted action at 10:55 a.m. UPDATE #2: Play is scheduled to resume at 12:30 p.m. UPDATE #3: Play resumed at 12:31 p.m.

It was only a matter of when, not if. The entire morning wave has begun its second round. Ricky Barnes has started fast. After rolling in a 12-footer for birdie at the par-4 first hole, play was stopped after he found the green with his approach at No. 2. After the first restart, he'd add another birdie at the par-5 third, this time from just inside 15 feet. The horn sounded a second time before he was able to tee off on the par-4 fourth.
Feb 27 - 10:09 AM

Ricky Barnes finds his way back to Riviera Country Club for his seventh consecutive Northern Trust Open.

Barnes has finished outside the top 60 in seven-of-eight starts this season. His putting has been better than TOUR average but his strokes gained:tee-to-green of -2.353 ranks him 204th currently. Barned finished in ninth place here in 2010 but a repeat performance should not be expected. Gamers can safely avoid him this week.
Feb 18 - 9:25 AM

Ricky Barnes enters his sixth Waste Management Phoenix Open after missing the cut in his only two start of 2015.

Barnes last cashed at the 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba, when he tied for 16th. Ultimately, he enters this week 147th in the FedExCup standings largely because of Mayakoba. He's made four of his five cuts at TPC Scottsdale, so it stands to reason the he might get back on track in the Arizona desert. His best finish was a T14 all the way back in 2004.
Jan 26 - 8:16 PM

Ricky Barnes final 2014-15 PGA TOUR start before the holiday break went for a T16 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

That was easily his best result of the early going, with a T65 in the no-cut CIMB Classic his only other payday in four attempts. That places Barnes 118th in the FedExCup standings. He ended the 2013-14 FEC Playoffs ranked 113th, meaning he is currently slotted into a familiar territory. There is no reason to suspect a season any better than the ordinary, as his value now is right on par with expectations.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Ricky Barnes makes his way back to El Camaleón Golf Club for his third attempt at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Barnes has signed for just one red number in six rounds at the resort. His start to the 2014-15 campaign has been lackluster, with a pair of missed cuts to go along with a T65 finish. Gamers could take a look in salary-cap formats if they wanted a proven veteran that may benefit from a weak field, but Barnes is far from a guarantee this week.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:10:00 PM

Ricky Barnes returns to Las Vegas, Nevada, for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Barnes is 4-for-6 with three finishes of T33 or better at TPC Summerlin. The University of Arizona product and California native is very familiar with the west-coast course layouts. After finishing the 2013-14 campaign with 13 of 15 cuts made, he missed the cut in his season debut last week. Look for Barnes to get back on track this week, but gamers should also keep their expectations reasonable.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 08:39:00 AM

Ricky Barnes enters The Barclays with a second chance at Ridgewood Country Club.

Barnes is just 1-for-3 at The Barclays and 4-for-7 overall in his Playoff career. At 105th in the FedExCup standings, anything less than strong finish will put an end to his 2014 season. Barnes failed to earn a weekend tee time in his 2010 Ridgewood debut, and gamers should not be surprised to see a repeat of 2010.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 08:26:00 AM

Ricky Barnes enjoyed a 4-under-par 35-31=66 for his opening round of the Wyndham Championship.

After a one-year hiatus from qualifying, Barnes will return to the FedExCup Playoffs. He's registered two top 10s and sits 112th in the standings. In today's opening primer at Sedgefield, he holed five birdies against one bogey and finished with a strokes gained-putting split north of 3.805, highest in the field at the time he signed his card. His conversions included birdies from 12'1", 29'11" and 10'6" at Nos. 1, 9 and 13, respectively. He also saved par from 11'8" at the par-4 fourth. Barnes sits two strokes in arrears of the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 02:07:00 PM