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Ricky Barnes

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/6/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200

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World No. 429 Ricky Barnes was a DQ after the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson. UPDATE: According to PGA TOUR Communications in their second-round notes, Barnes signed an incorrect scorecard (signed for a 3 but made a 4 on the par-4 sixth).
Playing this season on conditional status, the 37-year-old signed for a 1-over-par 35-37=72 but may have signed an incorrect scorecard. With no official reason published as yet, that's just speculation, though Barnes, in a twitter reply, guesses his hole-by-hole [score] was not correct. At 3-over 73-72=145, he was going to miss the cut anyway, six short of the projected cut line of 3-under 139. This is his first DQ in 280 PGA TOUR events. May 18 - 4:39 PM

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Ricky Barnes heads down to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship this week looking to get on track.

It has been a trying season for Barnes, as he has made the cut in just four of his 10 events this season. He has taken the past six weeks off after a 62nd-place showing at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Barnes just hasn't done anything particularly well this season, and he ranks 208th on the tour in Driving Accuracy Percentage (44.50). That's something he has to get under control, as he has hit just 174 of a possible 391 fairways off the tee despite being one of the weaker hitter in Driving Distance at 287.2 yards, or 174th on tour. If not for the fact his putter has been working, checking in 42nd overall in Putts Per Round (28.64), he might really be in even more dire straits.
Mar 21 - 8:40 PM

Ricky Barnes is playing the 2017-18 season, his 10th on TOUR, on conditional status.

The 36-year-old ended calendar-year 2016 at 216th in OWGR and has dropped to 349th. He ended last season at 139th in the FedExCup standings with seven top 25s among 19 cashes in 31 starts and failed to record a top-10 finish for the first time since 2013. The California native, who lives in Phoenix, made five starts in the fall portion of this season's wraparound schedule, making two cuts, including a T10 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms four starts ago. His career best is T2 at the 2009 U.S. Open during his rookie season, one of only four top-3 finishes in 271 career TOUR events.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Ricky Barnes flew up the leaderboard with a 6-under-par 36-30=66 during round three of the Barracuda Championship, earning 15 points for his efforts to reach 31 points ahead of the finale.

Barnes was slow out of the gate, trading a pair of birdies with a pair of bogeys before the turn. After that, he turned on the scoring machine, in a big way. He circled seven birdies on the back nine, including five straight, beginning at the par-4 12th. Barnes converted on just one putt from outside 10 feet, so this stellar round was largely due to the proximity of his approach shots. Making his 265th career start on TOUR, Barnes is still searching for his first win.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 09:43:00 PM

World No. 278 Ricky Barnes authored a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National to post 4-under 136, up nine spots on the live leaderboard to T6, six shy of 36-hole leader David Lingmerth.

The 36-year-old landed eight (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 2.408 strokes approaching-the-green and 4.703 tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey at the par-4 fifth, offset by three birdies at Nos. 13, 15 and 16, two from between eight and 19 feet, adding a pitch-in 3 at the par-4 15th from 51'7" away. The Arizona alum posted a commercial 1.867 putts per GIR and -0.402 SG: Putting, taking 31 total putts. This is his eighth QL National and after a five-birdie three-bogey 68 in R1, is now a perfect 8-for-8. Barnes' season best on 24 starts is T18 four starts ago at the DEAN & DELUCA.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 06:53:00 PM

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.
Fri, May 19, 2017 07:26:00 PM

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).
Thu, May 18, 2017 02:14:00 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.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 01:52:00 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.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 07:35:00 AM