|Course(s)||Tahoe Mountain Club|
(Old Greenwood Course)
|Length||7,480 yards (6,840 m)|
|Tour(s)||PGA Tour (alternate event)|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||267 Vaughn Taylor (2005)|
|To par||−21 as above|
|Score||50 points Erik van Rooyen (2021)|
The Barracuda Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in California. Founded in 1999, it is an alternate event played annually in August. Previously played at Montrêux Golf and Country Club outside Reno, Nevada, the tournament moved to Tahoe Mountain Club's Old Greenwood course, located in nearby Truckee, California, in 2020.
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 Open Championship in mid-July. This lasted only one year, as it returned to early August in 2011, opposite the WGC-Bridgestone.
The purse in 2020 was $3.5 million, with a winner's share of $630,000. The Reno–Tahoe Open gained its first title sponsor for the 2008 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.
The Reno–Tahoe Open 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.
- 1999: Notah Begay III wins the inaugural event.
- 2006: Yūsaku Miyazato becomes only the second player in PGA tour history to score two holes-in-one in the same round.
- 2011: Scott Piercy wins in the final year as a stroke play event.
- 2016: Greg Chalmers eagles the 18th hole after Gary Woodland made bogey, earning entry into the Open Championship. Chalmers was making his 386th PGA Tour start, the most among active golfers without a win, and only had veteran member status on the PGA Tour.
- 2017: In his 290th PGA Tour start, Chris Stroud won after planning to retire at season's end.
- 2019: In just his sixth start as a professional, Collin Morikawa birdies the last three holes to win.
|Points||Strokes taken in relation to par|
|+8||Double eagle (3 strokes under par)|
|+5||Eagle (2 strokes under par)|
|+2||Birdie (1 stroke under par)|
|−1||Bogey (1 stroke over par)|
|−3||Double bogey or worse (2 strokes or more over par)|
This points scale encourages aggressive play, since the reward for scoring under par is higher than the penalty for scoring over par.
|Year||Tour(s)[a]||Winner||Score[b]||To par||Margin of
|2022||EUR, PGAT||Chez Reavie||43 points||1 point||Alex Norén||3,700,000||666,000|
|2021||PGAT||Erik van Rooyen||50 points||5 points||Andrew Putnam||3,500,000||630,000|
|2020||PGAT||Richy Werenski||39 points||1 point||Troy Merritt||3,500,000||630,000|
|2019||PGAT||Collin Morikawa||47 points||3 points||Troy Merritt||3,500,000||630,000|
|2018||PGAT||Andrew Putnam||47 points||4 points||Chad Campbell||3,400,000||612,000|
|2017||PGAT||Chris Stroud||44 points||Playoff|| Greg Owen
|2016||PGAT||Greg Chalmers||43 points||6 points||Gary Woodland||3,200,000||576,000|
|2015||PGAT||J. J. Henry (2)||47 points||Playoff||Kyle Reifers||3,100,000||558,000|
|2014||PGAT||Geoff Ogilvy||49 points||5 points||Justin Hicks||3,000,000||540,000|
|2013||PGAT||Gary Woodland||44 points||9 points|| Jonathan Byrd
|2012||PGAT||J. J. Henry||43 points||1 point||Alexandre Rocha||3,000,000||540,000|
|2011||PGAT||Scott Piercy||273||−15||1 stroke||Pat Perez||3,000,000||540,000|
|2010||PGAT||Matt Bettencourt||277||−11||1 stroke||Bob Heintz||3,000,000||540,000|
|Legends Reno–Tahoe Open|
|2009||PGAT||John Rollins||271||−17||3 strokes|| Martin Laird
|2008||PGAT||Parker McLachlin||270||−18||7 strokes|| Brian Davis
|2007||PGAT||Steve Flesch||273||−15||5 strokes|| Kevin Stadler
|2006||PGAT||Will MacKenzie||268||−20||1 stroke||Bob Estes||3,000,000||540,000|
|2005||PGAT||Vaughn Taylor (2)||267||−21||3 strokes||Jonathan Kaye||3,000,000||540,000|
|2004||PGAT||Vaughn Taylor||278||−10||Playoff|| Stephen Allan
|2003||PGAT||Kirk Triplett||271||−17||3 strokes||Tim Herron||3,000,000||540,000|
|2002||PGAT||Chris Riley||271||−17||Playoff||Jonathan Kaye||3,000,000||540,000|
|2001||PGAT||John Cook||271||−17||1 stroke||Jerry Kelly||3,000,000||540,000|
|2000||PGAT||Scott Verplank||275||−13||Playoff||Jean van de Velde||3,000,000||540,000|
|1999||PGAT||Notah Begay III||274||−14||3 strokes|| Chris Perry
- "Barracuda becomes title sponsor for Reno-Tahoe". PGA Tour. July 9, 2014.
- "PGA Tour and European Tour announce details of historic Strategic Alliance". PGA Tour. August 3, 2021. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
- Staats, Wayne (October 29, 2018). "These are the only three golfers to make two holes-in-one in same PGA Tour round". PGA of America. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
- Barracuda Championship – Winners – at pgatour.com
- Reno–Tahoe Open – Winners – at golfobserver.com (1999–2009)
- Official website
- Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site
- Coverage on the European Tour's official site
- Montrêux Golf and Country Club
- Montreux Golf & Country Club at Nicklaus.com