PAST CHAMPIONS AND PGA TOUR FAVORITES RETURN TO 2015 BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Player Commitments Include John Daly, Retief Goosen, Patrick Rodgers
RENO, Nev. (July 22, 2015) – Less than two weeks away, the Barracuda Championship has announced the exciting addition of Jason Allred, John Daly, David Duval, Retief Goosen, Patrick Rodgers and David Toms to the 2015 tournament field.
One thing each of the PGA TOUR professionals has in common is they are all return players to the Barracuda Championship. Past major champions John Daly, David Duval, Retief Goosen and David Toms have been coming to Montrêux Golf & Country Club for several years now.
“It’s great to see so many return athletes to the Barracuda Championship,” said Tournament Director Chris Hoff. “From the Modified Stableford format to our unbeatable climate, the beauty of Montrêux and overall atmosphere, the players really love this tournament. It’s great for the Reno-Tahoe area, and we’re proud to be part of it.”
Only in his second year on the professional golf circuit, Patrick Rodgers currently sits at 17th in WEB.COM TOUR rankings and is returning to the Barracuda Championship for a second time on the heels of an impressive collegiate career at Stanford University. Jason Allred returns to the tournament after his tie for sixth in 2014 with a sponsor’s exemption.
Other returning players to the field include Ricky Barnes who tied for eighth at last year’s tournament, 2010 champion Matt Bettencourt, 2012 champion J.J. Henry, Andres Romero, 2004 and 2005 champion Vaughn Taylor and several others.
For more information on the 17th Annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, visit www.BarracudaChampionship.com.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 17th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place August 3-9, 2015 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 47 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 The Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3.1 million purse. 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, Montrêux Development Group and NV Energy.