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

Barnes was born in Stockton, California. He played college golf at the University of Arizona. He attended Arizona from 2000 to 2003 and during that time 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.

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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ricky Barnes."
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