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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 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

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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

Ricky Barnes gathered 11 points in his final round of the Barracuda Championship with a 5-under-par 32-35=67.

Barnes' only bogey of the day was a disappointing one, occurring at the par-5 18th. He more than covered that with six birdies, and likely assured himself a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs and full status for 2014-15 with his 34 points good for a top-10 finish after entering the week 114th in the FEC standings. He hit just 10 GIR, but gained over three strokes with the putter. Three of his birdies were outside of 10 feet, highlighted by a 25'4" effort at the par-3 11th.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Ricky Barnes stumbled to a 4-over-par 37-38=75 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National and is tied for 11th at 2-under 211 with 18 to play.

It was a tough day of scoring at Congressional Country Club, but the pressure of sharing the 36-hole lead couldn't have helped matters. He never found a birdie, squaring four bogeys on the afternoon. As it stands, he's only four strokes off the lead, so a hot final round could still result in his first PGA TOUR victory.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Ricky Barnes added a 2-under-par 32-37=69 in his second round of the Quicken Loans National to post 6-under 136 at the midpoint, good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He's the third to the top of the leaderboard where he joins Australians Marc Leishman and Oliver Goss. Barnes hit only 10 greens in regulation today, but he negotiated five birdies to take the sting off three bogeys. His longest birdie measure 34 feet at the par-5 16th hole. He also poured in a par save from 18'9" at 11.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 05:08:00 PM

With a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the Quicken Loans National, Ricky Barnes possesses early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Barnes has been scraping by all season out of the Tour reshuffle category. He's 121st in the FedExCup points standings, but it's been 11 starts since he logged the second of just two top 25s. Today at Congressional where he went out in the second threesome off the first hole, he hit 16 greens in regulation and suffered just one bogey, that a 6 at the 16th hole where his second found an up-bunker from which he didn't find the green in regulation. Elsewhere, Barnes poured in five birdies, including conversions from 18'3" and 13'3" at Nos. 8 and 13, respectively. It's his lowest aggregate in a first round since he led off a T15 at the Shriners in October with a 5-under 66.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Ricky Barnes will tee it up in his sixth Quicken Loans Invitational later this week.

Barnes has played three of his previous five editions of this event at Congressional Country Club, which is once again hosting. The good news is, each of his first three results represented incremental improvement. He tied for 66th in 2009 before sharing 49th and 29th in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He's a FedExCup bubble boy at the moment, ranking 121st in the standings and needing to remain inside the top 125 to crack the Playoffs. He tied for 46th at the Travelers Championship last week.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 03:14:00 PM