The Open Qualifying Series Place at Greenbrier Classic Moved to Barracuda Championship
International Spotlight Shines on Reno PGA TOUR Event June 30-July 3
RENO, Nev. (June 27, 2016)—The Barracuda Championship, northern Nevada’s only PGA TOUR event, will see one of its players compete in golf’s original championship, The Open. The qualifying place for The 145th Open at Royal Troon that was on offer at the cancelled Greenbrier Classic on the PGA TOUR will move to the Barracuda Championship at Montreux Golf and Country Club June 30 through July 3.
“It’s a tremendous honor to have The R&A extend this invitation to the participants in our tournament,” said Chris Hoff, tournament director for the Barracuda Championship.
Organized by The R&A and played since 1860 on links golf courses, The Open is golf’s most international major championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.
A total of 44 places in The 145th Open at Royal Troon are available through The Open Qualifying Series (TOQS), which gives players the opportunity to qualify at events around the world on the PGA TOUR, the European Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Asian Tour, the Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.
The Greenbrier Classic was scheduled to be the last stop in The Open Qualifying Series, but the event has been cancelled due to the devastating flooding caused by record rainfall in West Virginia.
One player who finishes in the top five and ties at the Barracuda Championship, who is not already exempt for The Open, will secure a place in The Open July 14-17. In the event of a tie, the place will go to the player with the higher ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for the week commencing June 27.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 18th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place June 27-July 3, 2016 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 $3.2 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.