With a WGC event taking place on the same weekend a relatively weak field by PGA standards tees it up at the Barracuda Championship at the Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada.
The event has a unique scoring system with eight points for an albatross, five for an eagle, two for a birdie, zero for a par, minus one for a bogey and minus three for anything worse.
The Montrêux Golf & Country Club is a course that offers plenty of scoring opportunities but can also bite any wayward play and the format suits attacking players who can make plenty of birdies and eagles even if the odd bogey is thrown in.
The tournament is wide open and Ben Martin tops the beating boards at 22/1.
2016 – Greg Chalmers
2015 – J.J Henry *
2014 – Geoff Ogilvy
2013 – Gary Woodland
2012 – J.J Henry
2011 – Scott Piercy
Ben Martin 22/1
Robert Garrigus 25/1
Scott Stallings 25/1
Smylie Kaufman 30/1
Chesson Hadley 30/1
Daniel Summerhays 30/1
Luke List 30/1
33/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but subject to change
Ben Martin each way at 22/1
He has a T6 and a T7 to his credit year albeit 5 years apart. The T7 came last year and he comes into this event in decent form with a couple of top 10’s in his last 5 starts although he was disappointing last week in missing the cut.
Brandon Hagy each way at 33/1
His finished T5 last week and has secured his tour card meaning some of the pressure is off. He is long off the tee and makes plenty of birdies so this format should suit him.
Tyrone Van Aswegan each way at 80/1
Finished T19 last week for his 5th straight cut. Has a top 15 to his credit in 2015 sandwiched between a missed cut and a withdrawal.
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