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  • Blayne Qualifies for his First FedEx Cup Playoffs

    Barber will tee it up at Bethpage on Thursday, August 25 to begin The Barclays.

    Barber, a former Auburn golfer, entered the Wyndham Championship at No. 120 in the Fedex Cup standings. To clinch a spot in the playoffs and keep his PGA Tour card, Barber had to make sure he didn’t fall below No. 125, the cutoff point for the Fedex Cup.

    Barber didn’t flinch.

    He ended the Wyndham at 12-under par, good enough for 14th place. That finish moved him up to 112th in the Fedex Cup, ensuring he will be able to play in the playoff opener: The Barclays, which takes place Thursday-Sunday at Bethpage State Park’s Black course in Bethpage, N.Y. More importantly, Barber’s Wyndham finish meant he would keep his PGA Tour card for the 2016-17 season.

    Once the tournament concluded Sunday, Barber took to Twitter to share his excitement.

    http://auburn.247sports.com/Bolt/Former-Auburn-golfer-clinches-Fedex-Cup-spot-PGA-Tour-card-46908422

  • Blayne Finishes 3rd at the Honda Classic

    Blayne Barber didn’t have his best round of golf on the final day of the Honda Classic.

    He did, however, play well enough the entire week to land the best finish of his career. After shooting even in the last round Sunday, Barber ended the tournament at 5-under par. He finished tied with Justin Thomas for third-place behind winner Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia.

    “Normally if you finish the week at 5-under, you’re kind of just taking your stuff and going,” Barber said. “But to be in the top three with that, just shows, is a testament to how hard this golf course is and par is a good score. Means a lot.”

    Barber has finished as high as eighth, but finally had a breakthrough performance. Last year, he was 58th at the Honda.

    “I feel like that’s the best I’ve controlled the ball in the wind probably my whole life,” Barber said. “Just really felt confident with it. Was making good swings, really controlling my ball flight well and it resulted in a good week.”

    Thomas was playing the course for the first time despite living in the same city. Even though both players were tied, they were cheering on each other at the 18th hole because of their strong friendship.

    “It was fun playing with Blayne,” Thomas said. “We talked about we had not played together in a while. I think we’ve been fortunate every time we’ve played together, we’ve been in contention to win. It was fun to be there for a little bit.”

    http://www.pga.com/news/pga-tour/blayne-barber-has-best-finish-career-honda-classic

  • Former Auburn golfer Blayne Barber qualifies for first U.S. Open

    Former Auburn All-American and current PGA Tour player Blayne Barber qualified for his first U.S. Open by finishing in a three-way tie for first in the 36-hole qualifier Monday.

  • Blayne Barber overcomes personal roadblocks on road to PGA Tour

    Chilling on a beach in Hawaii, Blayne Barberchuckled a tad about the nightmarish events that could have derailed his journey to the PGA Tour.

  • Golfer Blayne Barber Joins Target’s Roster of Pro Athletes

    Integrity. Passion. Resilience. All virtues Target looks to embody both as a company and in the athletes who make up Team Target. Well, Team Target has definitely found all three in the latest addition to the roster—golfer Blayne Barber.

  • South Georgia win puts Barber’s name ‘on a different trajectory’

    For Blayne Barber, the narrative is finally changing.

    In 16 months’ time, from November 2012 to this March, the young pro had endured a career’s worth of tournament oddities, to the point that his name and “DQ” were becoming synonymous to hardcore golf fans.

  • Barber takes title at South Georgia Classic

    VALDOSTA, Ga. – Blayne Barber fired a 5-under 67 Sunday and came from behind to win the South Georgia Classic presented by First State Bank & Trust Co., his first career win on the Web.com Tour.

    Barber finished four trips around the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club at 15-under 273, two shots in front of Alex Prugh (67) and three in front of 54-hole leader Carlos Ortiz (72) who was in search of his third win of the season and a promotion to the PGA TOUR that goes with it.

  • Northern Trust Open interview: Blayne Barber

    Like to welcome Blayne Barber. Blayne, you Monday‑qualified this week. If you want to go back to Q‑School when you had the rules violation, take everybody through that real quick, and then what you’ve been doing since and then we’ll have a few questions.

  • Blayne Barber discusses DQ from 2012 Web.com Q-School

    Blayne Barber talks about calling a penalty on himself at the 2012 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, which cost him his card and allowed Chesson Hadley to advance.

    Watch the video here.