Barracuda Championship

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This article is about the PGA Tour event. For the former Nationwide Tour event, see Reno Open.
Barracuda Championship
Tournament information
Location Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Established 1999
Course(s) Montrêux Golf
and Country Club
Par 72
Length 7,472 yards (6,832 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
(alternate event)
Format Modified Stableford
Prize fund $3.0 million
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 267 Vaughn Taylor (2005)
49 points Geoff Ogilvy (2014)
To par −21 Vaughn Taylor (2005)
Current champion
Australia Geoff Ogilvy
Montrêux G&CC is located in United States
Montrêux G&CC
Montrêux G&CC
Location in the United States

The Barracuda Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in western Nevada. Founded in 1999 as the Reno–Tahoe Open, it is an alternate event played annually in August at the Montrêux Golf and Country Club, located midway between Reno and Lake Tahoe. Opened in 1997, the par-72 course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and plays at 7,472 yards (6,832 m); its average elevation is 5,600 feet (1,710 m) above sea level with an elevation change of 800 feet (240 m). The Reno–Tahoe Open gained its first title sponsor after the 2007 event, the Legends at Sparks Marina. After two years the name was returned to "Reno–Tahoe Open" in 2010. Barracuda Networks became the title sponsor in 2014.[1]

Until 2010, the tournament was played in August, the same week as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. For its first three years, it had a full field of 156 players, while the World Golf Championship event had a field of about 40. When the WGC event expanded to about 80 players in 2002, the field for the Reno–Tahoe Open was reduced to 132 players. With the launch of the FedEx Cup in 2007, the tournament and the WGC event were moved from late to early August. In 2010 the Reno–Tahoe Open was played several weeks earlier, opposite the British Open in mid-July. This lasted only one year, as it returned to early August in 2011, opposite the WGC-Bridgestone.

The total purse in 2014 was $3 million, with a winner's share of $540,000.

Since 2012, the tournament has used the Modified Stableford scoring system, last used in a PGA Tour event at the 2006 International. The Barracuda Championship is an alternate event, which means the winner does not earn a Masters Tournament invitation. The winner still earns 24 OWGR points, 300 FedEx Cup points, a two-year tour exemption, and entry to the PGA Championship.

Winners[edit]

Year Date Player Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Barracuda Championship
2014 Aug 3 Australia Geoff Ogilvy 16-7-12-14=49 points^ 5 points United States Justin Hicks 3,000,000 540,000
Reno–Tahoe Open
2013 Aug 4 United States Gary Woodland 14-7-16-7=44 points^ 9 points United States Jonathan Byrd
Argentina Andrés Romero
3,000,000 540,000
2012 Aug 5 United States J. J. Henry 10-12-14-7=43 points^ 1 point Brazil Alexandre Rocha 3,000,000 540,000
2011 Aug 7 United States Scott Piercy 72-70-61-70=273 −15 1 stroke United States Pat Perez 3,000,000 540,000
2010 Jul 18 United States Matt Bettencourt 66-68-75-68=277 −11 1 stroke United States Bob Heintz 3,000,000 540,000
Legends Reno–Tahoe Open
2009 Aug 9 United States John Rollins 70-62-67-72=271 −17 3 strokes Scotland Martin Laird
United States Jeff Quinney
3,000,000 540,000
2008 Aug 3 United States Parker McLachlin 68-62-66-74=270 −18 7 strokes England Brian Davis
United States John Rollins
3,000,000 540,000
Reno–Tahoe Open
2007 Aug 5 United States Steve Flesch 63-69-69-72=273 −15 5 strokes United States Kevin Stadler
United States Charles Warren
3,000,000 540,000
2006 Aug 27 United States Will MacKenzie 63-67-67-71=268 −20 1 stroke United States Bob Estes 3,000,000 540,000
2005 Aug 21 United States Vaughn Taylor (2) 64-67-64-72=267 −21 3 strokes United States Jonathan Kaye 3,000,000 540,000
2004 Aug 22 United States Vaughn Taylor 67-67-69-75=278 −10 Playoff Australia Stephen Allan
United States Hunter Mahan
United States Scott McCarron
3,000,000 540,000
2003 Aug 24 United States Kirk Triplett 67-68-73-63=271 −17 3 strokes United States Tim Herron 3,000,000 540,000
2002 Aug 25 United States Chris Riley 71-66-67-67=271 −17 Playoff United States Jonathan Kaye 3,000,000 540,000
2001 Aug 26 United States John Cook 69-64-74-64=271 −17 1 stroke United States Jerry Kelly 3,000,000 540,000
2000 Aug 27 United States Scott Verplank 69-68-71-67=275 −13 Playoff France Jean van de Velde 3,000,000 540,000
1999 Sep 29 United States Notah Begay III 70-69-63-72=274 −14 3 strokes United States Chris Perry
United States David Toms
2,750,000 495,000

^ Modified Stableford System (2012−present)
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Source:[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barracuda becomes title sponsor for Reno-Tahoe". PGA Tour. July 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Barracuda Championship – Winners – at pgatour.com
  3. ^ Reno–Tahoe Open – Winners – at golfobserver.com (1999–2009)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°21′52″N 119°49′41″W / 39.3645°N 119.828°W / 39.3645; -119.828