Major Champs to Compete
GOOSEN, OGILVY JOIN BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD U.S. Open champions to compete in 16th annual tournament
Reno, Nev. (July 22, 2014) – Barracuda Championship is pleased to announce the addition of Retief Goosen and Geoff Ogilvy, both seven-time PGA TOUR winners, to the 2014 field.
Goosen is a two-time U.S. Open champion and holds memberships with three worldwide tours, the PGA TOUR, European Tour and South African Tour. He spent over 250 weeks in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings between 2001 and 2007. This is the first time that Goosen will make an appearance at the Barracuda Championship.
Ogilvy is also a U.S. Open champion and a three-time World Golf Championship winner. In 2010, Ogilvy won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the opening event of the PGA TOUR season, the very same year he won the Australian Open. Ogilvy has competed twice in Barracuda Championship history, although it has been more than ten years since he made his last appearance.
“We’re very pleased about the addition of Retief Goosen and Geoff Ogilvy to our field of players,” Chris Hoff, Tournament Director, said. “It’s players such as these who add extra excitement to our event and who the fans come out to see.”
Goosen and Ogilvy add to the list of impressive golfers who have already committed including John Daly, Padraig Harrington, and up-and-comer Patrick Rodgers. On Friday, July 25 the entire field of players will be released for Barracuda Championship.
Barracuda Championship is the PGA TOUR’s only tournament to use the Modified Stableford scoring system. It encourages aggressive play by awarding positive points for birdie or better (8 for double eagle, 5 for eagle, 2 for birdie) and subtracting points for bogey (minus-1) or worse (minus-3) promoting each player to fight to the finish. Last year’s champion, Gary Woodland, tallied 44 points over four rounds to win his share of the $3 million purse. Woodland made history at the 2014 Masters by tieing all time first round record by shooting 30 at Augusta.
Barracuda Championship is scheduled for July 31-Aug. 3, 2014, at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev.
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About the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation
The 16th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 28-August 3, 2014 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 45 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR Season and is part of the FedExCup series, a points competition for PGA TOUR professionals. The internationally-televised event brings in millions of dollars in coverage for the Reno-Tahoe region through its affiliation with Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR
professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3 million purse. Barracuda Championship is managed and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised of key sponsors including the Eldorado Hotel Reno, Montrêux Development Group and NV Energy.