Barracuda Championship

  • August 3 - 6, 2017
    TGC
  • Montreux G&CC - Reno, NV
  • Par 72
    Yards 7,472
  • Purse $3,300,000
BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP
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(MODIFIED STABLEFORD SCORING)

BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP -- FINAL

(x-won playoff)

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NAME SCORE THRU
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1. x-Chris Stroud 44 F
2. Greg Owen 44 F
3. Richy Werenski 44 F
T4. Tom Hoge 41 F
T4. Stuart Appleby 41 F
T6. Derek Fathauer 40 F
T6. Robert Garrigus 40 F
8. Sam Saunders 39 F
T9. Ryan Palmer 38 F
T9. Patton Kizzire 38 F
T11. Martin Flores 37 F
T11. Dicky Pride 37 F
T11. Ben Crane 37 F
14. Ben Martin 36 F
15. Blayne Barber 35 F
16. Ricky Barnes 34 F
17. Rory Sabbatini 33 F
T18. Brandon Hagy 32 F
T18. Rick Lamb 32 F
T18. Mark Hubbard 32 F
T18. Chris Kirk 32 F
T18. Tyrone Van Aswegen 32 F
T18. Kyle Reifers 32 F
T18. Greg Chalmers 32 F
T18. Craig Barlow 32 F
26. Seamus Power 31 F
T27. Peter Malnati 30 F
T27. Daniel Summerhays 30 F
T29. Luke List 29 F
T29. Ken Duke 29 F
T29. Charlie Wi 29 F
T29. Vaughn Taylor 29 F
T29. J.J. Spaun 29 F
T34. Zac Blair 28 F
T34. David Hearn 28 F
T34. Charlie Danielson 28 F
T37. Miguel Angel Carballo 27 F
T37. John Huh 27 F
T37. Steven Alker 27 F
T37. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 27 F
T37. Kevin Tway 27 F
T42. Brian Gay 26 F
T42. Johnson Wagner 26 F
T42. Davis Love III 26 F
T45. Cameron Tringale 25 F
T45. Alex Cejka 25 F
T45. Brett Drewitt 25 F
T48. Ryan Brehm 24 F
T48. Tag Ridings 24 F
T50. Y.E. Yang 23 F
T50. Shane Bertsch 23 F
T50. Steve Wheatcroft 23 F
53. Harris English 22 F
T54. Geoff Ogilvy 21 F
T54. Trey Mullinax 21 F
T54. Arjun Atwal 21 F
T54. Curtis Luck 21 F
T54. Peter Lonard 21 F
T59. Matt Jones 20 F
T59. J.T. Poston 20 F
T61. Ryan Armour 19 F
T61. Matt Every 19 F
T61. Cody Blick 19 F
64. Aaron Baddeley 16 F
T65. Brad Fritsch 13 F
T65. Maverick McNealy (a) 13 F
T65. Chase Seiffert 13 F
68. Joel Dahmen 12 F
69. D.J. Trahan 10 F

Now

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

A shot clock will be used at a 2018 European Tour event that will assess a 1-stroke penalty if a player fails to play a stroke within 40 seconds. The Shot Clock Masters in Austria will be played June 7-10. Each player in the 120-player field will have 50 seconds for the first player in a group and 40 seconds for subsequent players. There will be a 1-shot penalty for each bad time, although every player will have the right to call 2 "time-outs'' during a round giving them the right to take double the amount of time for those shots. The European Tour has also instituted other timing rules at other events to try and speed up play.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Bernhard Langer won the PGA Tour Champions first of three playoff events on Sunday, posting eagle on the final hole for yet another achievement in his remarkable post-50 career. He already has an inside track on clinching the circuit's money list for a ninth time in the past 10 years. The only time he didn't win it? In 2011, when Tom Lehman edged him out. That's some amazing consistency for a guy who's seemingly only getting better with age.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Sergio Garcia hadn't won since his Masters victory in April ... until Sunday, when he won another Masters -- the Andalucia Valderrama Masters. At a tournament that benefits his foundation in his native Spain, Garcia posted a final-round 4-under 67 to nip Joost Luiten by a stroke. The win is his 14th career European Tour title, but this is just the third year since his 1999 breakthrough that he's claimed multiple wins on that circuit.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Marc Leishman won just once in his first 206 career PGA Tour starts. At the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges on Sunday, he had a chance to win for the third time in his last 19 starts, only to lose in a wild playoff. After pushing his tee shot way right and needing a ruling on the first playoff hole against Justin Thomas, the Australian saved par to advance to a second extra hole. He then found the hazard with his second shot into the par-5 18th, managing only to post bogey for a solo second-place finish. This was the second time he's directly lost to Thomas in as many months; they were tied at the Dell Technologies Championship through 54 holes, but Leishman came up short then, as well.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Thomas won the inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges on Sunday, just another chapter in his ongoing story of a rapid rise to elite-level status. In the past 13 months, he's played 25 events and won six of them, including his first career major. (And not including both the FedEx Cup and Player of the Year titles.) Prior to the first of those victories, Thomas was ranked a respectable 35th in the world. Now? He moves to third, behind only fellow American stars Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Anirban Lahiri entered the final round of the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges with a chance to claim his first career PGA Tour victory. Instead, the man from India played the final five holes in 4-over, including a final-hole bogey that dropped him into a share of fifth place for the week. That's a disappointing result considering his place on the leaderboard just 90 minutes earlier, but it still provides an early momentum boost going into the 2018 campaign.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Sergio Garcia hasn't won since first sliding his arms into the sleeves of a green jacket six months ago, but that could change Sunday. He owns a one-stroke lead at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in his native Spain, an event which is -- perhaps not coincidentally -- sponsored by the Sergio Garcia Foundation. Hey, he could do a lot worse than only playing his best golf at tournaments with "Masters" in the title.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Anirban Lahiri owns 18 career worldwide wins, a top-five in a major championship and has been ranked inside the world's top-50. Sunday's final round of the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, though, could be a watershed moment for India's best current golfer. Thanks to a third-round 3-under 69, Lahiri finds himself in a share of third place, just two strokes behind the shared lead of Justin Thomas and Scott Brown. Still seeking his first career PGA Tour win, this one would give Lahiri not only plenty of intangible momentum heading into 2018, but exemptions into major championships and WGCs that would only help advance his career moving forward.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Through three rounds, there's a tie atop the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges leaderboard -- and it's between two players seeking very different end games. Justin Thomas is looking to continue the momentum from a 2016-17 campaign that yielded five victories and the Player of the Year award, while Scott Brown is searching for just his second overall title and certainly one which would help define his career. They're two shots clear of the next-closest competitors in South Korea.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Thomas won five tournaments, claimed his first major championship, took the FedEx Cup title and earned Player of the Year honors during the 2016-17 season. Just in case you -- somehow -- thought that was some sort of strange fluke, he opened with a first-round 9-under 63 at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, just an extension of that brilliant play he'd displayed in the previous campaign. Thomas posted two eagles and seven birdies against two bogeys to grab the early lead in South Korea.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson is on the auction block. OK, so it's a round of golf with the five-time major-winning lefty, but it's going to cost you. In an effort to raise funds for Operation Healing Forces, Mickelson is offering a round for you and two friends at his home course in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. The estimated value of the round is a mere $250,000. The good news? The current bid is a bargain at just $100,000. The bad news? There's still two weeks left to bid.

Furyk: Great news that Tiger is back

USA Ryder Cup 2018 captain Jim Furyk talks about facing the European crowd and the current situation of Tiger Woods.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryder Cup captains Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn met in France on Tuesday for a press conference one year before next year's festivities. They each hit golf balls off the Eiffel Tower, but it wasn't all fun and games. When Furyk, serving as the U.S. skipper for the first time next year, was asked about his team's failure to win on European soil since 1993, he explained, "We have 25 years of scars to overcome. ... Europe has handled those away matches far better in the last 25 years than we have. We might have to take a page from their book and try to figure it out."

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Apparently, the CJ in this week's inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges must stand for Cash Junket. The first PGA Tour event to be held in South Korea will feature the second-largest non-major/WGC purse of 2017, with $9.25 million in prize money allocated for the no-cut field and $1.6 million to the winner. Perhaps then it's no surprise that big names such as Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Patrick Reed have all made the trip.

Nick Bewley ESPN 

Not a bad view! Ahead of next year's Ryder Cup, team captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk tee off from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Bjorn posted this photo on his twitter account.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Just a few weeks ago, Tiger Woods said never playing competitive golf again was "definitely" a possibility. Never, though, has he wavered in his insistence that he'd at least attempt to make another comeback. As reported by my colleague Bob Harig, Woods has been cleared to start practicing toward that return. If he contends in majors or surges into the upper echelon in the world ranking, all of that can be considered a surprise, based on individual opinions about his future. But the fact that he's now practicing and inching his way toward a comeback shouldn't qualify as surprising news.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

While Tiger Woods has been cleared by his doctor to pursue golf however he sees fit, his agent Mark Steinberg made it clear that the 14-time major champion will not rush. Woods posted video as recently as Sunday of him hitting a driver, a good sign. But there is no talk yet of a competitive return. "He will take it day by day, week by week," Steinberg said.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

It is but one swing, not enough to draw any conclusions. How much can Tiger Woods practice and for how long? Those are bigger questions not yet answered. But he was hitting a driver, which is significant in his comeback. And while the swing speed might be less than desired, given what Woods has been through, that might be a good thing.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

It is but one swing, not enough to draw any conclusions. How much can Tiger Woods practice and for how long? Those are bigger questions not get answered. But he was hitting a driver, which is significant in his comeback. And while the swing speed might be less than desired, given what Woods has been through, that might be a good thing.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

At this time last year, Pat Perez was 40 years old, a one-time PGA Tour winner, ranked outside the world's top 300 and fresh off shoulder surgery. With his convincing four-stroke victory at the CIMB Classic, Perez is now a 41-year-old with three wins and a ranking inside the top-20 -- and that shoulder surgery just might have been the career motivation he needed.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

With his victory Sunday at the CIMB Classic, Pat Perez should crack the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking. That's remarkable considering a year ago, after finishing T-33 at this same tournament, he was 333rd in the world. The top 10 is still a ways off, but after a meteoric rise like the past 12 months, who could say that it won't happen for the 41-year-old American?

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Cameron Smith's first career PGA Tour victory came as part of a team event, pairing with Jonas Blixt to win the Zurich Classic this past season. Now the 24-year-old Australian is trying to win one as an individual. Smith opened with a sparkling 8-under 64 at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, taking a one-stroke lead over three others. He might seem young by usual standards, but Smith is the same age as superstars Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, the latter of which just happens to be the two-time defending champion of this tournament.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Reigning rookie of the year Xander Schauffele got off to a solid start in his second PGA Tour season by shooting an opening-round 65 at the CIMB Classic on Thursday in Malaysia to stand one-shot behind leader Cameron Smith. Schauffele, who won the Tour Championship in his last start three weeks ago, played the TPC Kuala Lumpur without a bogey. Defending champion Justin Thomas opened with a 2-under-par 70 and is six strokes back.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

The Caddies vs. PGA Tour $50 million dollar class action lawsuit Round 2. Oral argument is scheduled for Thursday morning at 9 am PT in San Francisco, CA before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The original lawsuit was filed in 2015 then dismissed in February of 2016 by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria with prejudice. An appeal was filed in June 2016. The fight between the Tour and the caddies is based on the bibs worn during PGA Tour events and caddies not being fairly compensated.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second time in four days, Tiger Woods has posted video of himself taking full swings with a golf club. Woods, 41, is still recovering from fusion surgery on his lower back in April; his agent, Mark Steinberg, said Sunday Woods had yet to be cleared by doctors to begin full golf activity. On Saturday, Woods posted slow-motion video of a full swing; Tuesday it was from a clinic he conducted along with PGA Tour player Kevin Chappell at the Tiger Woods Invitational in Monterrey, Calif., an annual event that benefits his foundation.