Ricky Barnes, Bio
Born: 6th February, 1981
Home: Stockton, CA, USA
With a father who played in the NFL, Ricky Barnes was born to compete. The spirit was bred into him at an early age. At University golf became his sport, winning several awards including Pac-10 Player of the Year and first-team All-American honours. In 2002 he won the U.S. Amateur Championships.
Barnes turned professional in 2003 Ricky captured low amateur honours at the 2003 Masters finishing 21st and outscoring his playing partner Tiger Woods in the first round by 7 shots.and joined the Nationwide Tour in 2004. His breakout performance was at the 2009 US Open with a record setting 36-hole start of 8-under par through the first two rounds. He finished tied for second place, but definitely put a solid stamp on the PGA Tour for himself.
In 2010 a string of top 10 finishes helped Barnes to comfortably keep his tour card.
Oakley Golf Sunglasses
Finished T-10th at 2010 Masters
Runner-up at 2009 US Open: Bethpage Black
Won US Amateur
Low Amateur at Masters
4-times All American at University of Arizona