Win for Barnes would be historic

Monday, January 31, 2011

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Ricky Barnes took a three-shot lead with his eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. He could join a prestigious list if he holds on to win. Barnes would be the 12th person to win both the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur, joining the likes of Francis Ouimet, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

The entire list: Francis Ouimet, Jerome D. Travers, Charles Evans Jr., Bobby Jones, John Goodman, Lawson Little, Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Pate and Tiger Woods. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.