Erik Barnes

Erik Barnes

Height: 5'10" (1.78 m)
Weight: 180 (82 kg)
Age: 34 (October 22, 1987)
Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Residence: Birmingham, Alabama
Family: Wife, Ashleigh; Jaxton, Tucker

Education: Austin Peay State University 2011, Business Administration
Special Interests: Spending time with his sons
Turned Professional: 2011
City plays from: Marion, IN, United States

Exempt Status

PGA TOURTop 50 from 2022 Korn Ferry Tour (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


Player Statistics

Career Low Round:

64 - 2021 Vivint Houston Open (Round 4)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#298 : 2022 PGA Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$29,750 : 2021 Vivint Houston Open (Finished 38)

2021-22 Season Highlights

Earned his first PGA TOUR card off the strength of seven top-10s, highlighted by a solo-third at the Huntsville Championship, and finished No. 14 on the season-long Korn Ferry Tour Eligibility Points List. Made 18 cuts in 23 starts. Ranked 12th on Tour in the all-around ranking and was 14th in total driving. Oldest of the 25 regular season graduates, as he was 34 years, 10 months, and 13 days old at the conclusion of the 2022 season.

Korn Ferry Tour
The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club - Shot an even-par 72 in the final round and totaled a 13-under 275 for a T4, his first top-10 since July 2021, at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club. The Panama Championship - Entered the final round T34 but fired a 5-under 65, tied for the best final round in the field, and catapulted to a T5 finish, his second consecutive top-10, and a 5-under 275 at The Panama Championship. Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS - Sandwiched a pair of 2-under 69s between opening and final round 4-under 67s, making him one of two players in the field with four rounds in the 60s, for a 12-under 272 and T5, his third top-five in the season’s first six events, at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS. Club Car Championship at The Landings Club - Opened with rounds of 6-under 66 and 7-under 65 for the outright 36-hole lead, but played the weekend at 1-over par and totaled a 12-under 276 for a T7 finish at the Club Car Championship at The Landings Club. Also became the only player to make the cut in the first eight events of the 2022 season. Huntsville Championship - Held the outright 36-hole lead after rounds of 6-under 64 and 5-under 65, but finished solo third at 10-under 270 as he played the weekend at 1-over par at the Huntsville Championship. Visit Knoxville Open - Opened with back-to-back rounds of 3-under 67 and played the weekend at 6-under par, totaling a 12-under 268 for T9, his sixth top-10 through the first 12 events, at the Visit Knoxville Open. Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron - Closed out his seventh top-10 of the season with a final-round 8-under 63 en route to 20-under 264 and a T4 at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron.

Career Records

PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 4 10 1 3 $29,750
2023 1 2 1
2022 2 4 2
2021 1 4 1 $29,750
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments

THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2022 CUT


  • Dream foursome includes Tiger Woods, Lee Trevino and Ben Hogan.
  • If he weren't playing golf he would be a club professional.
  • Would like to be Warren Buffett for a day.
  • Favorite early golf memory was playing nine holes with his family after his father got off work.
  • Favorite quote is "Never give up, never give in."
  • Graduated in 2010 from Austin Peay State with a degree in Business Administration.
  • Favorite golf courses include The Olympic Club, Sycamore Hills and Concession. Favorite college team is the Indiana University Hoosiers, favorite pro teams include the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Favorite vacation spot is Cozumel, Mexico.