2014 Barracuda Championship - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
The PGA Tour puts on a couple of different events each year that coincide with a World Golf Championships tournament. This is because the WGC fields are exclusive and often much smaller than a standard tour event. As a result, tournaments like the 2014 Barracuda Championship are played at the same time. The Barracuda Championship will be contested at Montreux Golf & Country Club from Thursday, July 31st, through Sunday, August 3rd in Reno, Nevada at the same time the 2014 WGC Bridgestone Invitational will be played at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
As has been the same in the past, the FedEx Cup points on the line for this event will not be the full amount normally issued. The 2014 Barracuda Championship champion will receive 300 points, because the top players in the World Golf Rankings will be at Firestone. But for those players in the field at Montreux G&CC, the valuable FedEx Cup points can help players move up the list.
All week long the Golf Channel will have the coverage of the 2014 Barracuda Championship, including weekend action on Saturday and Sunday. WGC Coverage of the Bridgestone Invitational will split time on Golf Channel Thursday and Friday.
Live Network Television Coverage:
- Thursday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm ET
- Friday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm ET
- Saturday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm ET
- Sunday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm ET
Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, Nevada
Montreux, a prestigious community nestled between Reno and scenic Lake Tahoe, is home to one of Jack Nicklaus' most notable courses. Montreux Golf and Country Club's par-72 was opened for play in 1997 and stretches 7,472 yards. PGA Tour golfers in the Barracuda Championship are challenged by an 800-foot elevation change throughout the 18 holes.
The course echoes North Nevada's style. With mountainous vistas, towering pines, and quiet creeks, golfers are taken by surprise by the course's challenging fairways and tee shots. The first hole is a 500-yard par-4 that drives downhill. After an easy drive, golfers are faced with an iron shot onto a double-tiered green that is flanked by deep bunkers and a water hazard.
Considered an alternative event on the Tour, the Barracuda Championship has a smaller playing field than other August events. Gary Woodland finished his fourth round nine points ahead of Jonathan Byrd and Andres Romero in the 2013 tournament and walked away with a $540,000 purse. The event uses the Stableford system that is based on points rather than total strokes.
The field for the 2014 Barracuda Championship is now locked in with the WGC Bridgestone Invitational having decided who will play in its event. Below are the full Reno + Vegas odds to win the 2014 Barracuda Championship as found at Bovada. The sportsbooks in Reno and Lake Tahoe may show slightly different odds however the names near the top should remain the same.
These odds will be available for wagering right up until the first groups hit the tee on Thursday morning. After the start of the tourney those wanting to bet will be limited to revised odds to win which are usually made available between rounds. PGABettingOdds.com is setup to display the revised odds below the list of pre-tourney favorites. There may be some odds from other tournaments mixed in but it is set to update automatically to ensure that our readers will not miss a lick of action.
Looking to find out when each round begins, who is playing when, and whom we think will win each round? We will have all of that information and more a bit closer to the first round beginning. Check back by the afternoon of July 30, and we will have all the details you need.
2013 Reno-Tahoe Open
Gary Woodland won the 2011 PGA Tour rookie of the year, and big things were expected from him. Woodland is one of the longest hitters on the Tour, if not the longest. But it was his short game that got it done on Sunday at the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open, thanks to a 60-foot chip shot that he holed as one of the four birdies he had on his final round card.
The 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open was scored using the modified Stableford scoring system, meaning that points are awarded for birdies and eagles, while points are lost for bogeys and worse. Woodland finished with 44 points, nine points in front of second place.
2013 Reno-Tahoe Open - Leaderboard
- Gary Woodland - 44 Points
- Jonathan Byrd - 35 Points
- Andres Romero - 35 Points
- Brendan Steele - 33 Points
- Dicky Pride - 32 Points