Ricky Barnes

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Ricky Barnes
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Personal information
Full nameRichard Kyle Barnes
Born (1981-02-06) February 6, 1981 (age 38)
Stockton, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
SpouseSuzanne Stonebarger
CollegeUniversity of Arizona
Turned professional2003
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
(veteren member status)
Former tour(s)Nationwide Tour
Professional wins1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT10: 2010
U.S. OpenT2: 2009
The Open ChampionshipT44: 2010
PGA ChampionshipT56: 2011
Achievements and awards
Ben Hogan Award2003

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

Early years and 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 in that venue came at the 2006 Oregon Classic when 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

In 2010, a string of top 10 finishes helped Barnes to comfortably keep his card, and he finished 43rd on the money list.[3]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

At the 2016 Valero Texas Open, Barnes held the 54-hole lead/co-lead for only the third time in his PGA Tour career, after shooting a third round of 67 to lead by one stroke. He closed with a 74 in the final round and finished in a tie for 4th. Barnes has now played in 222 events on the PGA Tour without a victory.[4][citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Bruce Barnes, was a punter who played with the New England Patriots of the National Football League.[5] Barnes is married to pro beach volleyball player, Suzanne Stonebarger.[citation needed]

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 21LA
U.S. Open CUT CUT T59 CUT T2
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2010 2011
Masters Tournament T10 T20
U.S. Open T27
The Open Championship T44 T57
PGA Championship CUT T56
  Top 10
  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied


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]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ricky Barnes". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  2. ^ U.S. Open: Ricky Barnes' lead erased; Phil Mickelson in striking distance.
  3. ^ http://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.109.2010.html
  4. ^ "This Week In Golf: Hoffman Wins Valero Texas Open With Clutch Birdie".
  5. ^ "Bruce Barnes NFL Football Statistics".

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