In pictures: Scottish golfer Brian Barnes, 1945 - 2019

Scots golfer Brian Barnes, famed for once beating the legendary Jack Nicklaus twice in one day, has died at the age of 74.

Brian Barnes in pictures
Brian Barnes in pictures

We've dipped into The Scotsman's picture archive to look back at the larger-than-life character's career...

Brian Barnes takes a break during the Scottish Open practice day at Turnberry in July 1977
Barnes signs autographs for some children at the 1977 Scottish Open at Turnberry
Barnes wins the Haig Whisky Tournament Players Championship at Dalmahoy golf course in September 1981
Barnes and Sam Torrance (back right) help Craig Maltman celebrate winning the Young Scottish Professional Golfer of the Year award in December 1976
Barnes plays a shot at the Bell's Scottish Open at Gleneagles in July 1989
An undated image of Barnes, resplendent in 'Brian' bobble hat taking on refreshments mid-round
Barnes and Christy O'Connor at the practice round for the Evening News Challenge golf match at Dalmahoy in September 1971


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An undated image of Barnes mid-round, sporting checked shorts and a t-shirt
Held at Carnoustie, Barnes was an early leader in the first round but finished T6 with Gary Brewer of the US and Neil Coles of England
The Europe team ahead of the 1979 Ryder Cup at The Greenbrier. Barnes is fifth from right.
Barnes congratulates Jack Nicklaus during the US Senior Open at the Congressional Country Club in July 1995


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Barnes tees off at the fifth during the British Seniors Open at the Royal Portush Golf Club in Northern Ireland in July 1995