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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 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. Sep 9 - 12:49 AM

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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.
Aug 7 - 7:17 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.
Aug 6 - 2:37 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.
Jul 19 - 10:18 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.
Jul 18 - 7:28 PM

Ricky Barnes backed up his opening 67 at the Barbasol Championship with a 3-under-par 31-37=68 in today's second round.

Barnes is 7-under 135 at the break, two shots back of the overnight co-leaders. He was the last of 14 golfers to conclude 36 holes inside the top 10 on the leaderboard. He got there by going 7-for-14 in par-breaker opportunities for seven birdies. The highlights found the cup from 31'10" at the par-4 ninth hole and 13'1" at the par-3 17th. Barnes dropped four shot on his way in the form of two bogeys and a double, but he's finally showing the most faithful among us why we've remained committed. Then again, at 177th in the FedExCup standings, he might be going at it alone in Alabama.
Jul 17 - 8:37 PM

Ricky Barnes lapped Grand National's Lake Course in 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the Barbasol Championship.

Aside from a three-putt bogey from just outside 72 feet at the par-4 third hole, Barnes was flawless today, and that's not a modifier he's earned in some time. He hit 16 greens in regulation and wrangled five birdies, the longest from just 12-and-a-half feet at the par-5 13th hole. At 177th in the FedExCup standings, he's likely headed to the Tour Finals, but execution like today could breed a red-hot summer. Barnes is three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jul 16 - 3:50 PM

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

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