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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

AUGUST 5-8, 2021

Barracuda Championship

Location & Course Information

OLD GREENWOOD GOLF COURSE, TRUCKEE, CALIF. Richy Werenski finished strong to edge 54-hole leader Troy Merritt. It was Werenski’s first PGA TOUR victory.

The Jack Nicklaus-designed course opened in 2004, situated on 600 acres of forest and meadowland amid gently rolling terrain surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains. This is its second year hosting the event. Yardage: 7,390; par 71

Notable Course Features

With eagles worth five points compared to two for a birdie in the modified Stableford scoring, the 578-yard par-5 sixth and 551yard par-5 12th provide the best opportunities, easily reachable in two at the 6,000-foot altitude. The sixth has water down the left side, while reaching the 12th requires threading a shot through the trees.

2020 Champion Richy Werenski, U.S.

Charity Benefit

The Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation oversees the charitable arm of the Barracuda Championship, with proceeds benefiting more than 100 local and regional charities. The event has donated more than $4.5 million to non-profits in its 23-year history. Additionally, the tournament participates in the Birdies for Charity pledge program and Birdies for the Brave, which donates to military and veteran non-profit organizations for every birdie made on a designated hole.

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HOW RICHY WERENSKI WON

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Quick Facts

Field: 132 players Format: Modified Stableford Purse: $3.5 million Winner’s Share: $630,000 FedExCup Points: 300 to the winner

“I wasn’t in a great rhythm early in the round, but I did a good job of just kind of snapping out of it.” – Richy Werenski

Richy Werenski finished strong with a pitch-in for a five-point eagle on the par-4 16th and a birdie on the finishing hole to take a one-point victory over 54-hole leader Troy Merritt.  Werenski came from seven points behind through 54 holes with 13 points in the final round to eight for Merritt.  Werenski had three birdies and an eagle on the back nine of the final round, shooting 5-under 30 had it been stroke play.  Werenski also had an eagle on the 12th hole of the third round and five birdies in the first eight holes in Round 2.

CHECK THIS OUT  Richy Werenski won the title three years after finishing T2, losing in a three-way playoff to Chris Stroud in his Barracuda Championship debut in 2017.  Werenski was the fifth straight winner of the event to make it his first PGA TOUR victory.  Troy Merritt finished second for the second consecutive year after holding the 54-hole lead both times.  Aaron Wise, who finished eighth, had the highest single-round point total of the week with 19 points in the final round. He made 10 birdies.

LEADERBOARD 2020 Player

Pos

1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup

Earnings

Richy Werenski

1

+6

+11

+9

+13

+39

300

$630,000

Troy Merritt

2

+8

+11

+14

+5

+38

165

$381,500

Golf Channel

Fabian Gomez

T3

+3

+7

+11

+16

+37

92.5

$206,500

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Matthias Schwab

T3

+9

+11

+4

+13

+37

Scott Stallings

T5

+4

+8

+11

+12

+35

62.5

$135,187.50

Robert Streb

T5

+11

+9

+8

+7

+35

62.5

$135,187.50

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