Q. You've already been in the Open and the now you got The Master's. What about these exemptions you're going to get for this?
RICKY BARNES: Yeah, I'm looking forward to them. Definitely going to take them to my advantage. Augusta. I'm able to play there. And the second week of April I'm going to miss a week of school and what better place to miss school than to go to Augusta. And I'm in my third Open now. I guess they're going to start calling me a regular here pretty soon. But I'm just looking forward to them. I'm going to play with the big guys and work hard at my game and hopefully -- I haven't had too much success out there in the Opens, but now I think I've had two under my belt. I know what the USGA expects from me. And I'm just looking forward to it.
CRAIG SMITH: Got used to playing in front of a little crowd and now paired with Tiger in the Open and The Master's.
RICKY BARNES: Yeah, I definitely think those will be -- these crowds were good. But I don't think you guys will hold a torch to Tiger's crowds. But that's just an experience of a lifetime, I think. I'll try to have some fun with him. I like to talk with my players. I doubt he'll talk too much to me, but I'm looking forward to it. I mean it's a childhood dream growing up. I watched Tiger when I was 12, 13, 14 watching him win the Amateurs and play and he got to play with all the best at his time. And now he's the best and I'm kind of the up-comer as the Amateur. So I'm going to fill his shoes.
Q. Are you going to wear that shirt at Augusta?
RICKY BARNES: No I think I'll wear something a little more appropriate.
Q. Have you thought about the fact that the list of names that you joined by winning this. Not just Tiger but Jack Nicklaus, Arnold, Phil Mickelson, that you're on that list now and what that means?
RICKY BARNES: Pretty crazy. I haven't thought about it. When I was holding up the trophy I probably should have looked at a couple names. But I know who is on that trophy. It's the accomplishment that I've been looking for my whole life. Up until this point this is probably the biggest tournament that I can win as an amateur or it is the biggest tournament that I can win. And now I'm -- I mean no one can take this away from me now. That's all I have to say. They can do whatever they want, but they're not taking it away from me.
CRAIG SMITH: One more good one.
Q. Out of the matches that you played this week was there one where you felt like you kind of escaped and got through? Usually there's always one where, thank God you got through?
RICKY BARNES: I would say right off the bat. I won one up my first match. I didn't play my best golf. I think I shot, you think I shot even or one, maybe 1-over. And I think that any make many birdies that day. And I think there's the one match like you said you have to escape and I would say right off the bat I escaped a guy that didn't play that -- we both didn't play that well, but I got out of there one up and from then on I don't think too much, too many of those were an escape. Maybe Bill Haas, because he is such a great player. And he was the medalist. So I would say definitely the first match and then maybe Bill.
CRAIG SMITH: Thank you every one for being here.
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