Q. Everything went so well when you won the U.S. Amateur and then you go to Q-school and don't get past the second round. Was that humbling? Talk about your emotions after that.
RICKY BARNES: Well, it's tough. I competed at a very high level on every level that I've played so far. Junior Golf, I figured I was one of the top juniors. Amateur Golf, I was one of the top amateurs. It's tough when you don't have success right away at the professional level. I know it's going to take time, but I'm the guy who wants everything right away, just like every other 22-year-old coming out. I've just got to be patient with myself. I know it's going to come around sooner or later.
Q. It's hard to read an article about you lately and there's people mentioning the screaming girls in the galleries and stuff like that. Is that a weird thing to read about? Do you like it? Is it strange?
RICKY BARNES: I mean, I don't dwell on it too much. I hope it's not a bad thing, though. I guess I don't need plastic surgery already. Yeah, it's fun. I'm just out there having a good time and competing.
Q. Are you living full-time in Tucson?
RICKY BARNES: No, I live here. I'm in Scottsdale.
Q. When did you move here?
RICKY BARNES: I moved here about a month ago. I'm at home here.
Q. Are you going to play Tucson?
RICKY BARNES: Yes.
Q. You're on a sponsor exemption?
RICKY BARNES: Yeah, I'm in there. I have a couple more PGAs going on.
Q. You have five?
RICKY BARNES: Well, you're allowed seven, but right now I don't know exactly what's set. I do know here, Tucson and the Ford Championship the week after. I know that for sure.
TODD BUDNICK: We'll just go through your birdies and bogeys today. You started with a birdie on 10.
RICKY BARNES: Well, 10, driver, lob wedge to about 12 feet and made it.
I hit a good putt on 11, actually hit a great drive, thought I hit a great second shot, but it went in the bunker. Chipped it out of the bunker just short of the green. That was kind of a momentum builder because I hit a great second shot.
Then I bogeyed 14, pulled a drive. That's kind of like the shot that I hate. Pulled a drive, left it right in front of the green and just didn't get up-and-down.
18, great drive, big drive, hit a sand wedge to about ten feet again, put a good roll on it.
3, bombed a drive, hit a 5-iron and two-putted. I was just on the left fringe pin high. Hit a great putt, had a chance at eagle.
4, played the smart shot, didn't leave the ball on the amateur side, put it over there about 15 feet right of the hole and just made a good putt, played the safe way.
Then 7, just a bad swing, hit it solid, had the right club, left it out a little bit right and short-sided myself. You short-side yourself on these bunkers, you're not going to get them up-and-down. I made a 15-footer there.
9, hit a horrible drive, pretty much the only bad drive of the day. Hit a great second shot, and that birdie was definitely the second shot. I hit a 7-iron over the hill, over the crowd kind of thing, and ended up about ten feet and made a good putt.
Q. How close were you to out-of-bounds?
RICKY BARNES: There is no out-of-bounds there.
Q. Isn't that next to the range over there?
RICKY BARNES: Maybe I was close. I don't know. That's probably a good thing that I don't know.
TODD BUDNICK: Thank you, Ricky.
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