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Ricky Barnes

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/6/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, overnight co-leader and World No. 311 Ricky Barnes cratered to a 5-over-par 36-39=75 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson falling 38 places on the live leaderboard to T39 on 1-under 139, 11 back of 36-hole co-leader Jason Kokrak.
After an opening eight-birdie two-bogey 64, the 36-year-old co-led with James Hahn, his first lead/co-lead after any round this season in his 20th start. He landed eight (of 14) fairways and just nine greens in regulation, losing 4.062 strokes approaching-the-green and 5.918 tee-to-green. The University of Arizona alum circled two birdies at 16 and 1, outbalanced by three bogey-5s and two doubles at 17 and 9, the latter a 1-putt version after hitting his tee ball in the water. He posted a pedestrian 1.889 putts per GIR though did navigate a 1.290 in SG: Putting. May 19 - 7:26 PM

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Ricky Barnes bombarded TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas with eight birdies in round one of the AT&T Byron Nelson, recording a 6-under-par 31-33=64 to grab an early share of the clubhouse lead with James Hahn.

Barnes was less-than-stellar off the tee today, finding just four (of 14) fairways but he recovered nicely to land 13 greens in regulation. The highlight of the day came at the par-4 sixth where he holed out from 42'7" for a bonus birdie. The rest of his circles were all standard with six of them coming on putts from inside nine feet. Playing his 29th round at this event, this goes in the books as his new personal best, eclipsing the 4-under 66s that he shot in R3 last year and R4 of the 2013 edition. Barnes currently shares the clubhouse co-lead with James Hahn and will secure his third career first-round lead/co-lead if it holds (most recent FRL came at the 2016 Sony Open where he'd go on to finish T56).
May 18 - 2:14 PM

Ricky Barnes blitzed Coco Beach Golf and Country Club during round one of the Puerto Rico Open, smoothing a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66, staking out an early spot inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.

Arriving on the heels of missed cuts in nine of his last 10 starts, gamers likely had low expectations for the veteran. He flipped the script today, playing in uncharacteristically ideal scoring conditions at Coco Beach G&CC. With soft fairways and receptive greens, Barnes split 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. That kept things relatively stress-free as he took advantage of the scoring holes, playing the four-pack of par 5s at 3-under-par. This goes in the books as Barnes' lowest round on TOUR since R3 of the John Deere Classic in August of last year.
Mar 23 - 1:52 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 12:14:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 07:53:00 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.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 07:54:00 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.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 05:39:00 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.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 03:29:00 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"
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 10:01:00 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 07:35:00 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.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 07:25:00 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.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 06:17:00 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.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 03:25:00 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.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 09:51:00 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.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 03:39:00 PM