PGA Tour Barracuda Championship

Facts, figures, trivia and all the winners of the golf tournament

Vaughn Taylor at the Reno-Tahoe Open
So far, Vaughn Taylor is the only 2-time winner of the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship. S. Badz/Getty Images

About the Barracuda Championship Golf Tournament:

The Barracuda Championship has been part of the PGA Tour schedule since 1999. For much of that history it was known as the Reno-Tahoe Open, but Barracuda Networks Inc. became the title sponsor beginning in 2014. This tournament is currently an "opposite field" event - one that is played the same week as another tour event. In the Barracuda Championship's case, that means this event is played the same week as the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

The Barracuda Championship is the only tournament on the PGA Tour schedule to use the Modified Stableford format. It switched to that format beginning with the 2012 tournament. At the Barracuda Championship, Stableford points are awarded or subtracted as follows:

  • Double eagle: 8 points
  • Eagle: 5 points
  • Birdie: 2 points
  • Par: 0 points
  • Bogey: minus-1 points
  • Double bogey or worse: minus-3 points

2017 Barracuda Championship

  • When: Aug. 3-6, 2017
  • Where: Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno,┬áNevada
  • Ticket info

2016 Tournament
Greg Chalmers became a first-time PGA Tour winner by making an eagle on the final hole. That eagle earned Chalmers 5 points, and made his final Stableford total 42 points, five better than runner-up Gary Woodland. Chalmers, age 42, got that first PGA Tour win in his 387th start on tour.

2015 Barracuda Championship
J.J. Henry defeated Kyle Reifers in a playoff to win the 2015 trophy. Henry and Reifers tied in regulation with 47 points each.

Henry earned only six of those points in the final round, but Reifers had 22, including an eagle on the 72nd hole to get into the playoff. But it was another eagle - Henry's on the second playoff hole - that ended the tournament. It was Henry's third career win on the PGA Tour - and his second win in this event since it went to a Modified Stableford format.

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Barracuda Championship Records:

  • 72 holes: 267 - Vaughn Taylor, 2005
  • 18 holes: 61 - Scott Piercy, 2011

Barracuda Championship Golf Courses:

This tournament has been on played on the same golf course since its inception: Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno.

Barracuda Championship Trivia and Notes:

  • Notah Begay III was the winner of the first Reno-Tahoe Open played, in 1999, and that was also Begay's first PGA Tour win.
  • This event has a knack for producing first-time winners. Scott Piercy (2011), Matt Bettancourt (2010), Parker McLachlin (2008), Will Mackenzie (2006), Vaughn Taylor (2004) and Chris Riley (2002) also achieved their first PGA Tour wins here.
  • Meanwhile, the last of John Cook's 11 PGA Tour victories happened at the 2001 Reno-Tahoe Open.
  • Taylor was the only 2-time winner of the Reno-Tahoe Open - and he won in back-to-back years - until J.J. Henry won a second time in 2015. Henry's two wins both came in the Stableford era.
  • A year after his meltdown at the 1999 British Open, Jean Van de Valde finished second in the 2000 Reno-Tahoe Open. That is Van de Velde's best finish in a "regular" USPGA Tour event.
  • A year before his victory in 2009, John Rollins tied for second at the 2008 tournament.
  • Michelle Wie missed the cut in the 2008 tournament. That was the last of 13 times Wie played in a tournament on a traditionally men's tour.
  • When the Reno-Tahoe Open switched to Modified Stableford scoring beginning with the 2012 tournament, it became the second event to use that scoring format on the PGA Tour. The International, a tournament that existed from 1986-2006, was the first.

PGA Tour Barracuda Championship Winners:

Reno-Tahoe Open
2016 - Greg Chalmers, 42 points
2015 - J.J. Henry-p, 47 points
2014 - Geoff Ogilvy, 49 points
2013 - Gary Woodland, 44 points
2012 - J.J. Henry, 43 points
2011 - Scott Piercy, 273
2010 - Matt Bettencourt, 277

Legends Reno-Tahoe Open
2009 - John Rollins, 271
2008 - Parker McLachlin, 270

Reno-Tahoe Open
2007 - Steve Flesch, 273
2006 - Will MacKenzie, 268
2005 - Vaughn Taylor, 267
2004 - Vaughn Taylor-p, 278
2003 - Kirk Triplett, 271
2002 - Chris Riley-p, 271
2001 - John Cook, 271
2000 - Scott Verplank-p, 275
1999 - Notah Begay III, 277