BIOGRAPHY

Ricky Barnes was born to be an athlete, with a father who played in the NFL, the competitive fire and ability were instilled in him at an early age while growing up in Stockton, CA. Golf became Ricky’s primary sport when he attended the University of Arizona from 2000 to 2003, where we won several awards including Pac-10 Player of the Year and first-team All-American honors. In 2002 he won the famed U.S. Amateur Championships over Hunter Mahan 2 & 1 in the final, earning them shared honors of the 2003 Ben Hogan Award. In 2009 Barnes had a break out performance at the US Open with a record setting 36-hole start of 8 under through the first two rounds. Ricky would end up tied for second place, but definitely put a solid stamp on the PGA Tour for himself.

Barnes cites himself as a very busy guy who likes to have a lot of fun whether he is in Vegas with his friends or at the Oakley party during the Phoenix Open. While he loves his job, Barnes also enjoys having an off week from the Tour so he can play golf with his family or friends. When he’s not golfing, you will most likely find him at another sporting event, watching other athletes compete. He lives for live sports, concerts and the rush of winning a golf tournament.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four-time All American at University of Arizona
  • 2011 - Honda Classic - 4th
  • 2011 - The Heritage - T4
  • 2010 - Masters - T10
  • 2009 - US Open Runner Up Bethpage Black

SPONSORS

Oakley, Wilson, Duff and Phelps, Breitling, Eco Aluminum Pallets, and Netjet

HOBBIES

Concerts, Ping Pong, pool, watching ESPN

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