Big Names and Big Fun Await at this Year’s Barracuda Championship
RENO, Nev. (July 27, 2017) –– As one of the most unique events on the PGA TOUR, running a Modified Stableford format, the Barracuda Championship draws some big names in golf. Initial player commitments are beginning to be released, and golf fans will be delighted to hear many household names on the slate for the week including Padraig Harrington, Davis Love III and his son Dru Love, Retief Goosen, Hunter Mahan, and Angel Cabrera.
Harrington has been a household name on tour since he turned professional in the mid ‘90s, and burst into the spotlight in 2007 and 2008 when he won three Major Championships.
Another big name in golf, Davis Love III, who recently captained the victorious United States Ryder Cup team, will be playing along with his son Dru Love who was a standout at the University of Alabama. When not playing against each other, the two have caddied for one another in big tournaments like the U.S. Open. Davis Love III will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in October.
Three more longtime tour staples joining this year’s tournament are Hunter Mahan, Retief Goosen and Angel Cabrera. Mahan has been a force on the tour since turning professional out of Oklahoma State, racking up six victories and making an appearance on the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team. While Cabrera and Goosen have made their largest impact internationally, they have still earned big wins in the United States. This includes Major Championship victories at the 2007 U.S. Open and the 2009 Masters for Cabrera and two U.S. Open victories in 2001 and 2004 for Goosen.
With all of the action happening inside the ropes there is still plenty of fun to be had.
The Great Clubhouse Cookout
Every ticket into the Barracuda Championship grants spectators access to The Patio on the 18th Green presented by RenoTahoe, where anyone can purchase tasty barbecue or a refreshing beverage. The Patio will feature the famous Lake Tahoe staple, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue and the Jim Beam bar, serving the Barracuda Championship’s signature Jim Beam cocktail.
Join the party at this VIP sky box, presented by Tito’s Vodka, and get great views of the action as well as flat screen TV’s, a live DJ and bar games. Each ticket to the sky box includes two complimentary drinks within the Tito’s Terrace.
William Hill Wine Walk
William Hill Wine, the official wine of the PGA TOUR, is back at the Barracuda Championship with four wine tasting stations spread across the course. Spectators can enjoy the action and a vast selection of wines everyday at any one of the four locations.
Pack Pavilion Presented by Barrick
On Sunday, Aug. 6, University of Nevada alumni are invited to hang out at the 9th green in the Pack Pavilion presented by Barrick. This tent has great views of the 9th green and a fully hosted bar exclusively for Nevada alums. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the website and are discounted to dues paying members.
Discovery at Barracuda STEAM Zone Sponsored by Circus Circus
For anyone looking to learn more about golf, the Discovery STEAM Zone sponsored by Circus Circus, located just off the 9th fairway, treats visitors to an interactive learning experience that teaches golf through science, art, engineering and mathematics.
The Concert on The Patio
Follow up the action at 6 p.m. on Saturday August 5 with Ike and Martin, who will be rocking The Patio. Ike and Martin are a dynamic musical duo with a repertoire of over 1000 songs, any of which can be requested in real time at their shows through their website. This is one show you do not want to miss.
The 19th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 31-August 6, 2017 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BarracudaChampionship.com.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 19th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 31-August 6, 2017 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 46 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR Season and is part of the FedEx Cup 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 $3.3 million purse. Montrêux Golf & Country Club has been the host site since the tournament’s inception in 1999. The Barracuda Championship is managed and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised of key sponsors including title sponsor Barracuda Networks, Eldorado Hotel Reno, AT&T and NV Energy.