Barnes rests ailing back


SAN DIEGO – Ricky Barnes, who withdrew from last week’s Bob Hope Classic with an ailing lower back, also pulled out of this week’s Farmers Insurance Open.

According to Barnes’ swing coach Dean Reinmuth the injury is not serious and the byproduct of overuse during the offseason. He also said Barnes expects to play in next week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.

“It was tough because he was hitting it really well at the Hope, but he will be fine,” Reinmuth said.