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

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Ricky Barnes patched together a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a 36-hole total of 8-under 135, down two spots on the day to T8.
Barnes has just four podiums in 209 pro starts (no wins) and one came here (solo third) back in 2012. He sandwiched that with four missed cuts, including his last three straight. After opening in 6-under 65 on Monterey Peninsula CC's Shore Course, he chased with six birdies, one bogey and a triple bogey-7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The 35-year-old played his first six holes in birdie-birdie-triple-birdie-bogey-birdie before settling down to play his final 12 holes in bogey-free 2-under. He landed just 12 greens in regulation in R2, but posted a 1.583 mark in putts per GIR, including a missed birdie at the 18th from 5'0". The triple came at the par-4 third where he was in the fairway and 141 yards to the hole for his second, but landed in a greenside bunker and took five to get down from there. Feb 12 - 8:12 PM

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Ricky Barnes cruised to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 30-35=65 while playing Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course to kick off his week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Barnes was brilliant yet again in his opening round. He's now landed inside the top 10 through 18 holes in four of his last five events. Entering the week, he'd missed the cut in four of his last five Pebble Beach Pro-Am starts, with a third-place finish squeezed in there. Barnes landed 16 greens in regulation today, which is generally an easy route to success. Gamers should take note of the continual quick starts, but also brace themselves for a likely letdown as this week progresses.
Feb 11 - 4:25 PM

Ricky Barnes is off to another quick start, signing for a 6-under-par 35-31=66 in the opening round of this week's CareerBuilder Challenge.

Kicking off the week at the 10th tee on La Quinta Country Club, Barnes circled five birdies before giving one back at the par-4 2nd hole (his 11th of the day). The course was no match for his ball-striking as he landed 16 greens in regulation. Barnes entered the week ranked 36th in Round 1 Scoring Average but outside the top 90 in all other rounds. It will be interesting to see if that trend continues to hold true as the week progresses.
Jan 21 - 7:51 PM

Overnight co-leader Ricky Barnes backed up with a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in round two of the Sony Open in Hawaii and his 6-under 134 saw him crater 23 spots on the live leaderboard to T24.

The 34-year-old was unable to keep the pace of his bogey-free 63 in R1 which had him co-leading after 18 holes with four others. It was just the second time that he lead/co-lead after 18 holes, the only other time was at the 2013 Zurich Classic where he eventually finished T42. Yesterday's loop went for seven birdies on 13 greens in regulation, but today's play ended with just three birdies on 11 GIR and four bogeys. He had but one birdie (from 2'8" at the par-5 18th) thru his first 16 holes on Friday before finishing with back-to-back circles on the eighth and ninth, his last two holes of the round, including a 27-footer at the former.
Jan 15 - 10:02 PM

Ricky Barnes ripped apart Waialae Country Club to the tune of a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-32=63 to kick off his week at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

The PGA TOUR veteran is making his seventh career Sony start with a T20 in 2013 his previous best. Today's seven-under eclipses his previous Waialae low round by two strokes. Barnes split just seven (of 14) fairways but found 13 greens in regulation. It was from the green where the magic started as he walked off the 18th with a +4.987 in the strokes gained:putting department. That kind of day with the flat stick is not repeatable, but it certainly gives him a nice head start.
Jan 14 - 4:44 PM

Ricky Barnes opened 2015-16 26th in the Tour priority rankings and has moved to 10th following the first reshuffle post-RSM Classic.

Barnes finished 155th in FedExCup points last season but regained his card with three top 25s in three WCT Finals' events, good for 18th in Finals' money. The 34-year-old went 4-for-5 prior to the holiday break with two top 25s (CUT-T25-T33-T51-T25), and was inside the top 10 after 36 holes twice, before faltering on the weekend. During this run of four straight cashes, he's shot par-or-better in eight rounds prior to the cut (25-under), but was over-par in four of eight rounds post-cut.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 05:25:00 AM

Ricky Barnes submitted a bogey-free, 3-under-par 32-35=67 for his second round of The RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course.

Barnes was one of 20 golfers who went bogey-free on Thursday, but he was the only of the set who replicated the feat today. He's 7-under 135 at the break, four strokes off the pace of 36-hole clubhouse leader Kevin Chappell. Barnes found nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation in his second round. He's 7-for-7 in scrambling for the week.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Ricky Barnes hung up a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-33=68 for his opening round of The RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort's Plantation Course.

The 34-year-old stood over 15 opportunities to break par on his one look at the new co-host course and circled four birdies. Only one of them dropped on a par 5 (No. 16). He's two strokes off the clubhouse lead. Barnes is off to a surprisingly steady start to 2015-16 with three paydays in four starts. He didn't secure his third cut made last season until a meager solo 73rd at the WM Phoenix Open in what was his seventh start of the campaign. You'll find him on the Seaside Course tomorrow.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:45:00 PM

Ricky Barnes is bogey-free, 9-under-par 68-67=135 at the Sanderson Farms Championship and sits six strokes adrift of Roberto Castro's 36-hole pace.

Barnes has no problem in the fact that he needed to wait until today to complete his second round. As a non-winner in 202 PGA TOUR starts upon arrival, he's waited his entire career to touch a trophy. His experience at the Country Club of Jackson has been all he's wanted as well. The 34-year-old has split 18 (of 28) fairways and landed 29 greens in regulation. He's paid it off with seven birdies and an eagle, that last par breaker courtesy of a hole-out from off the green over 14 yards away at the par-4 15th hole in the second round.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 12:46:00 PM

Ricky Barnes hoisted a 6-under-par 33-32=65 for his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and sits one stroke adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders.

After another uninspiring season on the PGA TOUR, Barnes found himself at the Tour Finals for the second time in three years, and for the second time, he was successful in reclaiming status. Today at TPC Summerlin, he opened with a bogey-5 at the 10th hole before playing out the string in bogey-free 7-under with seven birdies, four of which finding the target from outside 10 feet. His longest measured a cool 41 feet at the par-4 second hole. Overall, he found only five (of 14) fairways but 14 greens in regulation. When he signed his card to make it official, his aggregate matched his lowest on TOUR since a third-round 64 at the 2013 Open.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Ricky Barnes returns to Fort Wayne, Indiana, for his second playing of the Hotel Fitness Championship in the Tour Finals.

Barnes awoke at the end of the PGA TOUR regular season, logging three of his four top 25s on the season over his last five events. Unfortunately, he slept walked through the rest of his season, posting a single top 10 on 27 starts, and that came at the opposite-field Barbasol Championship, diminishing the FedExCup points awarded. Barnes co-lead the Barbasol after 54 holes, a win, versus his eventual T3, would have significantly improved his 155th position in the FEC standings at the end of the regular season. The 34-year-old missed the cut in the 2013 edition of the Hotel Fitness.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 12:49:00 AM

Despite hitting 16 greens in regulation in his second round of the Barracuda Championship, Ricky Barnes collected only six points.

Barnes imparted all of his damage on his first nine holes during which he buried four birdies against two bogeys. His longest conversion dropped for a 3 from 12 feet at the par-4 14th hole. He'd come home with nothing but useless pars and post 20 points at the midpoint. The good news is that he's only four points back of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Ricky Barnes totaled 14 points in today's opening round of the Barracuda Championship, good for very early possession of the clubhouse lead.

The 34-year-old went out in the first threesome off the first tee at Montrêux Golf and Country Club this morning and promptly birdied his first two holes, the latter from 13-and-a-half feet at the par-5 second. He added six birdies, including a pair from 13-19 feet (at Nos. 6 and 11) to cover a pair of bogey-5s. With the Modified Stableford scoring system in play in Reno, Barnes' eight birdies were worth 16 points in all; his bogeys cost him only one point apiece. Barnes arrived sustaining some form, but ranks just 151st in the FedExCup standings and 141st on the money list. He needs to keep the pedal down to cancel a trip to the Tour Finals.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 02:37:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Ricky Barnes struggled to a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship to conclude at 14-under 270 and a three-way tie for third place, five strokes behind champion Scott Piercy.

Barnes began the final round at 13-under and shared the 54-hole lead with playing partner Piercy. He opened 1-over thru his first four holes, squaring bogey at the par-4 second, before circling three consecutive birdies at Nos. 5-7, each coming from inside eight feet. The run would end with a three-putt bogey from 40 feet at the eighth. Birdie at 11 from 4'5" capped the leak momentarily, but the 34-year-old squared bogey at the 12th. Barnes missed eagle at 13 from 13'11", settling for a two-putt birdie. After a short conversion at the par-5 16th moved him to 3-under on the day, and 16-under total, Barnes missed the greens on 17 and 18 and couldn't salvage par. The bogey-bogey finish knocked him out of shared runner-up. Barnes went 1-for-5 in scrambles on Sunday and registered a -1.393 strokes gained: putting. Despite the disappointing finish, his consolation is his first top 10 on of the season (on 22 starts) and first since a T8 at the 2014 Barracuda Championship.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Ricky Barnes hung up a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in today's third round of the Barbasol Championship to join Scott Piercy as joint leaders through 54 holes.

Barnes began the day at 7-under (T6) and two shots back of the 36-hole lead. He overshadowed one bogey at the par-4 fourth with three birdies at Nos. 1, 2 and 5 to turn 2-under. The 34-year-old would add par breakers at 11, 13, 16 and 17 in a bogey-free inward half to get to the house with a three-day total of 13-under 200. Barnes split 11 (of 14) fairways and for a second consecutive round, converted seven birdies on 14 greens in regulation. His 19 birdies thru three rounds is T1 in the field. Barnes, 177th in the FedExCup standings, has not recorded a victory on TOUR in 195 career events as a pro and he's yet to register a top 10 this season on 22 starts.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 07:28:00 PM