Ricky Barnes

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Ricky Barnes
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Richard Kyle Barnes
Born (1981-02-06) February 6, 1981 (age 33)
Stockton, California
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Spouse Suzanne Stonebarger
Children Brady
Career
College University of Arizona
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T10: 2010
U.S. Open T2: 2009
The Open Championship T44: 2010
PGA Championship T56: 2011

Richard Kyle Barnes (born February 6, 1981) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Barnes was born in Stockton, California. He played college golf at the University of Arizona from 2000 to 2003.[1] During that time he was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2000, Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year in 2001, second-team All-American in 2000 and 2001 and first-team All-American in 2003. In 2002 he won the 102nd U.S. Amateur, defeating Hunter Mahan 2 & 1 in the final. Barnes and Mahan would share the 2003 Ben Hogan Award and would lead the United States to victory at the 2002 Eisenhower Trophy. In 2003 he was the low amateur at The Masters, where he finished 21st after outscoring his playing partner, Tiger Woods, by seven shots in the opening round.

Professional career[edit]

Barnes turned professional in 2003 and joined the Nationwide Tour in 2004. His best finish on tour came in the 2006 Oregon Classic where he lost to Cliff Kresge in a playoff. Barnes finished in the 25th spot on the 2008 Nationwide Tour money list which earned him his PGA Tour card for 2009.

At the 2009 U.S. Open, Barnes set the 36-hole scoring record after shooting an 8-under 132 through the first two rounds in soft, rainy conditions. Early in the 3rd round, he became only the fourth player ever to reach double-digits under par.[2] Barnes, however, suffered a collapse in the final round, shooting a 76 (+6) and placing in a tie for 2nd, two shots behind winner, Lucas Glover. The runner-up finish at the U.S. Open was his only top-25 finish in 2009, but he retained his tour card for 2010 by finishing 120th.

In 2010 a string of top 10 finishes helped Barnes to comfortably keep his card, and he finished 43rd on the money list.

In January 2011 Barnes signed a contract with G/FORE, a golf company from fashion designer, Mossimo Giannulli, to exclusively wear the G/FORE colored glove on the PGA Tour.

After playing well enough to retain his card in 2011 and 2012, he slipped to 130th on the money list in 2013 and also missed the FedEx Cup playoffs (ranked 132). He played in the Web.com Tour Finals and finished 33rd to retain his PGA Tour card for 2014.

Personal life[edit]

His father, Bruce Barnes, was a punter who played with the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Barnes is married to pro beach volleyball player, Suzanne Stonebarger.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Barnes at the 2009 U.S. Open.
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP 21LA DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP CUT T59 DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T2
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011
Masters Tournament T10 T20
U.S. Open T27 DNP
The Open Championship T44 T57
PGA Championship CUT T56

LA = Low amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 3
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 1 1 6 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Totals 0 1 0 1 2 4 14 9
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2009 U.S. Open – 2010 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2009 U.S. Open – 2010 Masters)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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