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Encyclopedia > Brian Barnes (golfer)

Brian Barnes (born 3 June 1945) is a professional golfer. He was born in Addington, Surrey in England, and lives in England, but he represented Scotland at international level. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Addington is the name of more than one place. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Travel guide to Scotland from Wikitravel Transport in Scotland Timeline of Scottish history Caledonia List of not fully sovereign nations Subdivisions of Scotland National parks (Scotland) Traditional music of Scotland Flower of Scotland Wars of Scottish Independence National Trust for Scotland Historic houses in Scotland Castles in Scotland Museums in...


Career outline

Barnes was taught the game by his father who was Secretary at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club and later became a pupil of 1951 Open champion Max Faulkner. He turned professional in 1964. Burnham-on-Sea is a town in Somerset, England, at the mouth of the River Parrett. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Herbert Gustavus Max Faulkner, (July 29, 1916 – February 26, 2005), was an English golfer. ...

Barnes was one of the leading European Tour golfers of the 1970s. He placed between 4th and 8th on the Order of Merit every year from 1971 to 1980 (the 1971 money list was semi-official, and the European Tour formally commenced in 1972). He won nine events on the Tour between 1972 and 1981, and also won professional events in Africa, Australia and Canada. He had three top ten finishes at The Open Championship, the best of them a tie for fifth in 1972. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ...

In 1995 Barnes became eligible to play in senior tournaments, and was very successful. He won the Senior British Open Championship in 1995 and became the first man to defend the title in 1996. He topped the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 1995, and went on the play the US Champions Tour in the late 90s with moderate success. Arthritis would hamper his career and force him to leave tournament golf in 2000. The Senior British Open Championship is a professional golf tournament for men aged 50 and over. ... The European Seniors Tour is a professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...

Barnes played for Britain, Britain & Ireland and finally Europe in six consecutive Ryder Cups from 1969 to 1979. He has a 10-14-1 win-loss-tie record including a 5-5-0 record in singles matches (there were two sets of singles matches in some of the Ryder Cups he participated in). He had a successful partnership with Bernard Gallacher in foursomes and four-ball matches but is best remembered for beating Jack Nicklaus twice in one day in 1975. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Bernard Gallacher (born 9 Feb 1949 in Bathgate, Scotland) is a Scottish professional golfer. ... // Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is regarded as the greatest golfer of all time. ...

European Tour wins

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Other wins


  • 1964 British Youths Open Amateur Championship


  • 1967 Flame Lily (SA)
  • 1969 Coca Cola Young Pros
  • 1970 Wills Australian Masters
  • 1979 Zambia Open
  • 1981 Kenya Open, Zambia Open
  • 1998 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship

Team appearances

  • Ryder Cup: 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979
  • World Cup: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
  • Hennessy Cognac Cup: 1974 (winners), 1976 (winners), 1978 (winners), 1980 (captain)(winners)
  • Double Diamond: 1972, 1973 (winners), 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
  • PGA Cup: 1990
  • Philip Morris International: 1976

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External link

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site

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