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Name: - Brian Barnes
Country: - Scotland
Born : - June 3, 1945 in Addington, nr Croydon, Surrey, England, the son of a Turnberry, Scotland-born father and Glaswegian mother.
Original Home/Club: - Burnham & Berrow GC (where his father was Club Secretary).
Occupation: - Professional golfer, writer, TV commentator.
Turned Pro: - 1964

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1969, '71, '73, '75, '77, '79). Total professional wins (19), of which European Tr (9), European Snr Tr (2) and Champions Tr (1), as well as wins in Africa and Australia. European Senior Tr Order of Merit winner (1995).


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Severe arthritis brought a premature end to the playing career of one of the most colourful characters of the British golfing scene in the 1970s, '80s and early-90s. Throughout the 1970s, Barnes finished every season inside the top 10 of the European Tour Order of Merit. After he finished his professional playing career, he continued his contribution to golf as a television commentator.


Top tournaments won by Brian Barnes

1998Snr AmericaCanada Snr OpenGlencoe G&CC277 (-11)$165,000
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].
1996Snr EuropeSenior Open ChampionshipRoyal Portrush277 (-11)£58,330
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].
1995Snr AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Snr£63,620see Score
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.
1995Snr EuropeSenior Open ChampionshipRoyal Portrush281 (-7)£58,330
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].
1981Men AfricaKenya OpenMuthaiga GC274 (-10)
Played as the Benson & Hedges Kenya Open. Won by Barnes (Scot). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
1981Men EuropeTPC of EuropeDalmahoy276 (-8)£10,000
Played as the Haig Whisky TPC. Barnes (Scot) beat Brian Waites (Eng) in a playoff. [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, nr Edinburgh].
1979Men EuropeItalian OpenMonticello281 (-7)£5,582
Played as the Italian Open. Barnes (Scot) beat Dale Hayes (RSA) in a sudden-death playoff. [Red course, GC Monticello, Cassina Rizzardi, nr Como].
1979Men EuropePortugal OpenVilamoura - Old287 (-5)£4,801
Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by Barnes (Scot). [Old course, Vilamoura GC, Algarve, Portugal].
1978Men EuropeGtr Manchester OpenWilmslow GC275 (-5)£4,000
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].
1978Men EuropeSpanish OpenEl Prat276 (-12)£6,101
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].
1976Men EuropeBritish Match PlayKings Norton GC3 & 2£3,500
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].
1975Men EuropeFrench OpenLa Boulie281 (-7)£2,585
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). [La Boulie GC (RCF), Versailles, nr Paris].
1974Men EuropeDutch OpenHilversum211 (-5)£2,900
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].
1972Men EuropeMartini Intl.Abridge GC277 (-7)£1,500
Played as the Martini International. Second-placed Jack Newton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Barnes (Scot). [Abridge GC, Stapleford Tawney, Essex].
1969Men EuropeAgfa Gevaert T'mentStoke Park277 (-7)£750
Played as the Agfacolor Film Tournament (May 22-25). Second-placed Bernard Gallacher (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Barnes (Scot). [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].

 

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