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PGA - Barracuda Championship Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, July 31st through Sunday, August 3rd
SITE: Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, Nevada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Jack Nicklaus (1995, renovation 2002)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,472
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 494 Yds10 - Par 4 413 Yds
2 - Par 5 584 Yds11 - Par 3 171 Yds
3 - Par 3 186 Yds12 - Par 4 429 Yds
4 - Par 4 355 Yds13 - Par 5 518 Yds
5 - Par 4 491 Yds14 - Par 4 367 Yds
6 - Par 4 477 Yds15 - Par 4 439 Yds
7 - Par 3 183 Yds16 - Par 3 220 Yds
8 - Par 5 636 Yds17 - Par 4 464 Yds
9 - Par 4 429 Yds18 - Par 5 616 Yds
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36 3,835 Yds36 3,637 Yds
 
Annual:  16th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Saturday -- 6:30-9 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 7-9:30 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Gary Woodland (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Jonathan Byrd, Andres Romero
Tournament Record:  267 (Vaughn Taylor, 2005)
Tournament Record:  Plus 44 (Gary Woodland, 2013)
54-Hole Record:  195 (Vaughn Taylor, 2005)
36-Hole Record:  129 (Bob Estes, 2006)
Course Record:  61 (Scott Piercy, 2011)
One-Round Record:  Plus 18 (Jonathan Byrd, 2013)
Total Purse:  $3,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $540,000; 2nd Place - $324,000; 3rd Place - $204,000
 
2013 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Gary Woodland44Dicky Pride32
Jonathan Byrd35Seung-Yul Noh31
Andres Romero35Rory Sabbatini31
Brendan Steele33Chris DiMarco30
David Mathis32Johnson Wagner29
 
Past Barracuda Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013Gary Woodland (44) -- Jonathan Byrd, Andres Romero
2012J.J. Henry (43) -- Alexandre Rocha
2011Scott Piercy (273) -- Pat Perez
2010Matt Bettencourt (277) -- Bob Heintz
2009John Rollins (271) -- Martin Laird
2008Parker McLachlin (270) -- Brian Davis, John Rollins
2007Steve Flesch (273) -- Charles Warren, Kevin Stadler
2006Will MacKenzie (268) -- Bob Estes
2005Vaughn Taylor (267) -- Jonathan Kaye
2004*Vaughn Taylor (278) -- Steve Allan, Hunter Mahan, Scott McCarron
2003Kirk Triplett (271) -- Tim Herron
2002*Chris Riley (271) -- Jonathan Kaye
2001John Cook (271) -- Jerry Kelly
2000*Scott Verplank (275) -- Jean Van de Velde
1999Notah Begay III (274) -- Chris Perry, David Toms

* - Won in Playoff

NOTE:Reno-Tahoe Open (1999-2007, 2010-13), Legends Reno-Tahoe Open (2008-09).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Andres Romero---------------mc------3rdT-2
Jonathan Byrd---wd------T-14T-17---------T-2
Brendan Steele------------------------T-84th
Rod Pampling---------------8thT-21T-18T-54T-26
Justin Hicks---------------------mc---T-26
Matt Bettencourt---------------T-53WonwdT-21T-51
Josh Teater------------------54thT-107thT-56
J.J. HenryT-29T-4---------T-9T-26---Wonmc
Todd Hamilton---T-57---T-37---------T-25T-8mc
Padraig Harrington------------------------T-19mc
Chad Campbell------------------T-15------mc
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Justin Hicks
Darkhorse - Michael Putnam
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Graeme McDowell) - Finished tied for 9th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Jerry Kelly) - Finished tied for 66th
 
NOTES:
Since this event is playing against the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, all of the top players in the world are in Ohio in preparation for next week's PGA Championship. But there are 14 former major championship winners in the field: Rich Beem (2002 PGA Championship), Ben Curtis (2003 British Open), David Duval (2001 British Open), Lucas Glover (2009 U.S. Open), Retief Goosen (2001 and 2004 U.S. Open), Todd Hamilton (2004 British Open), Padraig Harrington (2007 and 2008 British Open, 2008 PGA Championship), Trevor Immelman (2008 Masters), Lee Janzen (1993 and 1998 U.S. Open), Davis Love III (1997 PGA Championship), Geoff Ogilvy (2006 U.S. Open), David Toms (2001 PGA Championship), Mike Weir (2003 Masters) and Y.E. Yang (2009 PGA Championship).

This tournament used the Modified Stableford scoring format in 2012 for the first time. It was the first PGA Tour event to use the format since The International in 2006. Players are allocated points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole with the goal of achieving the highest overall score. Eight points are awarded for double eagle, five for an eagle, two for a birdie and zero for a par. A bogey costs a player one point and a double bogey or worse costs three points.

The Reno area hosted several Champions Tour events in the 1980s, and previously hosted a PGA Tour stop in 1948 - the Reno Open Invitational won by Ben Hogan.

Players with Nevada ties have had success at this tournament, with UNLV graduate Chris Riley winning in 2002 and University of Nevada alum Kirk Triplett winning in 2003 in the town where he went to college. Scott Piercy, the 2011 winner, was born and still resides in Las Vegas.

Last year, Gary Woodland tallied 16 points in the third round to jump in front and cruised to a nine-point victory over Jonathan Byrd and Andres Romero. Woodland finished 72 holes at Montreux Golf & Country Club with 44 points, securing his second career PGA Tour win and first since the 2011 Transitions Championship. Byrd totaled a single-day record 18 points in the final round to vault into a tie for second place. All 15 winners of this event have been born in the United States.

In 2012, J.J. Henry tallied 10 points in the first round, 12 in the second round, 14 in the third round, and seven in the final round to win by a single point over Alexandre Rocha. Henry hung on for his second PGA Tour title as he finished with 43 points.

In 2011, Piercy fired a course-record 61 in the third round to jump in front, then held on for his first PGA Tour victory. Piercy finished at 15-under-par 273 for a 1-shot win over Pat Perez.

Matt Bettencourt captured his first PGA Tour win in 2010 with rounds of 66-68-75-68 to beat Bob Heintz by one shot. Heintz missed a 3-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole with a chance to force a playoff. Bettencourt finished at 11- under 277, rallying from three shots down for the win. It was the third day out of four that his name was atop the leaderboard. Only a 75 on Saturday kept him from completing a wire-to-wire victory.

In 2008, Parker McLachlin rolled to a 7-shot win over Brian Davis and John Rollins. He finished at 18-under-par 270 for his first PGA Tour victory. His 7-stroke win was the largest in tournament history.

Vaughn Taylor managed only an even-par 72 in the final round of 2005's version, but it was more than enough to win for the second straight year. Taylor completed the event at 21-under-par 267. Taylor, whose 3-round total of 195 obliterated Jerry Kelly's 2001 54-hole record of 201, also smashed the 72- hole scoring record. Taylor eclipsed the previous mark by four strokes. John Cook was the first to post 271 in 2001, and he was later matched by Riley and Jonathan Kaye in 2002 and Triplett in 2003. With his win in 2005, Taylor became the first wire-to-wire winner of this event. He is the only 2-time winner and is the all-time money leader here with $1,135,403 in earnings.

The 1999 tournament made history, as Notah Begay III captured his first career win and became the first Native American since Rod Curl in 1974 to win on the PGA Tour. Begay took the lead following the third round and then, despite an even-par 72 in the final round, defeated Chris Perry and David Toms by three shots for the win.

The PGA Tour will be in Louisville, Kentucky next week at Valhalla Golf Club for the final major of the year, the PGA Championship. Jason Dufner captured his first major title at the PGA last year.

07/29 13:51:31 ET

As of July 29, 2014, at 01:52 PM ET

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