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.
At the 2009 U.S. Open, Barnes set the 36-hole scoring record after shooting an 8-under 132 through the first two rounds in soft, rainy conditions. Early in the 3rd round, he became only the fourth player ever to reach double-digits under par. Barnes, however, suffered a collapse in the final round, shooting a 76 (+6) and placing in a tie for 2nd, two shots behind winner, Lucas Glover. The runner-up finish at the U.S. Open was his only top-25 finish in 2009, but he retained his tour card for 2010 by finishing 120th.
In 2010 a string of top 10 finishes helped Barnes to comfortably keep his card, and he finished 43rd on the money list.
In January 2011 Barnes signed a contract with G/FORE, a golf company from fashion designer, Mossimo Giannulli, to exclusively wear the G/FORE colored glove on the PGA Tour.
Now you will see the Eco Aluminum Pallets logo on his bag everywhere he goes. So, the next time you are watching a Pro Golf Event, take a look for our logo out there with Ricky.