Lived:[1945-2019]. Born on June 3, 1945 in Addington, nr Croydon, Surrey, England. Died on Sept 9, 2019 in West Sussex, England, aged 74.
Original/Home Club:Burnham & Berrow GC (where his father was Club Secretary).
Occupation:Professional golfer, writer, TV commentator.
Played as the AT&T Canada Senior Open (June 18-21; formerly du Maurier Champions). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA), Bruce Summerhays (USA) and Tom Jenkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Barnes (Scot), who recorded his only Snr PGA Tour win. [Glencoe G&CC, Calgary, Alberta, Canada].
Played as the Senior British Open (10th) (July 25-28). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) and David Oakley (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Barnes (Scot). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
Played as the Senior British Open (9th) (July 27-30). Barnes (Scot) beat Bob Murphy (USA) at the third playoff hole. [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
Eurpn Snr Tr
Barnes (Scot) won the Eurpn Snrs Tr 1995 Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with earnings of £63,620 on the Tour. John Morgan (Eng) was second with £57,984; Brian Huggett (Wales) was third with £50,011.
Played as the Benson & Hedges Kenya Open. Won by Barnes (Scot). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
Played as the Haig Whisky TPC (Sept 10-13). Barnes (Scot) beat Brian Waites (Eng) with a par at the fourth playoff hole, to record the last of his nine European Tour wins. [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, nr Edinburgh].
Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by Barnes (Scot). [Old course, Vilamoura GC, Algarve, Portugal].
Played as the Italian Open. Barnes (Scot) beat Dale Hayes (RSA) in a sudden-death playoff. [Red course, GC Monticello, Cassina Rizzardi, nr Como].
Played as the Greater Manchester Open (June 15-18). Barnes (Scot) beat Bob Charles (NZ), Nick Job (Eng) and Denis Durnian (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].
Played as the Spanish Open. Second-placed Howard Clark (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Barnes (Scot). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat, nr Barcelona Airport. Club now located in Terrassa, nr Barcelona].
Played as the Sun Alliance Match Play Championship (Sept 2-5). Barnes (Scot) beat Craig DeFoy (Wales) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final. [Kings Norton GC, Alvechurch, nr Birmingham].
Played as the French Open. Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng), Eamonn Darcy (Ire), John O'Leary (Ire) and Dale Hayes (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Barnes (Scot). [Vallée course, Racing Club de France (RCF), La Boulie GC, Versailles, nr Paris].
Played as the Dutch Open (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng), Simon Owen (NZ) and Eddie Polland (N.Ire) finished 5 shots behind Barnes (Scot), the only player to finish under par. Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
Played as the Martini International (June 8-10). Second-placed Jack Newton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Barnes (Scot). [Abridge GC, Stapleford Tawney, Essex].
Played as the Agfacolor Film Tournament (May 22-24). Second-placed Bernard Gallacher (Scot) finished 3 shots behind 23-year-old Brian Barnes (Scot), who recorded his first win on the British professional tour. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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