Barracuda Championship 2017: All the very latest course and current form stats

Ben Martin: Top-10s in both previous trips to Montreux
Ben Martin: Top-10s in both previous trips to Montreux

This week's event at Reno in Nevada swaps strokeplay for stableford. Check out our course and current form stats compiled by Andy Swales...

"Robert Garrigus has enjoyed back-to-back top 10s on the PGA Tour, including a tie-for-fifth at the Canadian Open on Sunday."

While golf's elite travel to Firestone for the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio, the best of the rest on the PGA Tour have the opportunity to chase dollars in Nevada.

For a 19th successive year, the Barracuda Championship is being staged at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Montreux Country Club.

Opened in 1997 and updated five years later - when three new holes were built - Montreux is laid out more than 5,000 feet above sea level and sits within the Galena Forest at the foot of Mount Rose.

Nicklaus believes the venue is one of his best creations, with towering pine trees a key feature of this most photogenic of courses.

Once again, the tournament will be decided by a Modified Stableford format, which was first used in 2012.


Horses for Courses


Very few of those teeing-up on Thursday have a strong record at this Reno layout.

Regarding this week's field, only Kyle Reifers can boast of posting top-10s in each of the past two seasons.

The American was runner-up two years ago but he will not go into the Barracuda event in great form, although he did sneak into the top 20 at the recent low-key Barbasol Championship in Alabama.


In Form


Regarding current form, Robert Garrigus has enjoyed back-to-back top 10s on the PGA Tour, including a tie-for-fifth at the Canadian Open on Sunday.

And with a brace of top-10s at Montreux, when the tournament was still strokeplay, Garrigus could well be an enticing each-way bet.

Another player with reasonably good current and course form is Ben Martin whose two trips to Nevada have each yielded top 10 finishes.

Although he missed the cut in Canada, the world No. 194 tied-sixth the previous week and was joint-fifth at the Quicken Loans National in early July.

And from a European perspective, Seamus Power has improved steadily and his last three starts read: 25-18-10. The Irishman makes his Montreux debut this week.


Montreux Trend


One particular interesting trend about this event is that only once during the last 14 years, has the eventual champion been lower than third at the half-way stage.

And since the tournament changed from strokeplay to stableford, all five winners have been inside the top six after 18 holes - having accumulated at least 10 points on the opening day.


Points Format:

Double Eagle: 8 pts; Eagle: 5; Birdie: 2; Par: 0; Bogey: -1; Double Bogey or more: -3


Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W30 W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21
Daniel Summerhays 42 63 12 17 43 65 MC 10 MC
Graham DeLaet 48 20 MC 26 10 57
Harris English MC 29 22 MC 46 10 29
Ryan Palmer MC MC 53 MC 80 70
Chris Kirk 70 60 MC MC 72 MC 67
Chez Reavie 23 39 43 16 4 48
Padraig Harrington MC 4 42 17 31 MC
Ollie Schniederjans 54 39 Dq 63 71 29
JJ Spaun MC MC 29 MC Wd Wd
Luke List 30 68 MC MC 18 MC MC
Smylie Kaufman 27 12 MC 37 MC 35 MC MC
Aaron Baddeley 27 MC MC MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC 25 MC MC MC 10 69
Brian Stuard MC MC MC MC MC 82 52 24
Vaughn Taylor MC 19 MC 61 57 73 18
Kevin Tway 48 12 55 43 31 MC 18
David Hearn MC 27 MC 14 73 8 10 MC 70
Ben Martin MC 6 39 37 5 60 35 57
JT Poston 42 42 64 MC MC MC MC 41
Seung-Yul Noh 23 18 MC MC MC 37 Wd
Patton Kizzire 64 25 MC MC 53 MC MC 63
Alex Cejka MC 15 MC 9 MC 84 52 57
Geoff Ogilvy MC MC 58 13 69 53
John Huh MC MC 45 MC MC 67 MC
Kyle Reifers MC 18 74 MC 51 MC 31 MC MC
Trey Mullinax MC 55 19 50 46 MC 9 18
Blayne Barber 30 42 MC MC MC MC
Johnson Wagner MC MC MC 5 43 MC MC MC
Matt Jones MC MC MC 64 38 18 63
Brian Gay MC 3 MC 72 43 MC MC 34
Derek Fathauer 61 50 MC 68 MC 24 48
Scott Stallings 62 3 5 58 38 MC 37 63
Cameron Tringale MC 6 50 MC MC 37 72
Robert Garrigus 5 10 Dq 45 29 MC MC
Retief Goosen MC 12 62 47 MC
Chesson Hadley 27 25 1 MC 38 19 MC 2
Ricky Barnes 42 15 55 MC 17 35 MC 22 18
Rick Lamb MC 73 3 MC 17 MC 71 24
Brandon Hagy 5 42 50 18 68 MC 31 MC
KJ Choi 58 35 25 MC MC 81 47 67
Curtis Luck MC MC 20 5 MC 73 34
Nick Watney 27 MC 37 13 73 68 53
Ryan Brehm MC MC MC 37 MC 35 53 37
Richy Werenski 42 18 25 MC MC MC
Martin Flores 19 18 64 50 55 MC 72 MC
Bryce Molder 62 MC MC MC 26 MC MC
Jonathan Randolph MC 77 68 20 29 MC 42 86
Spencer Levin MC 27 MC MC 5 81 60 37
Troy Merritt MC 35 60 MC MC 8 MC MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 19 64 39 73 26 MC 31 MC
Zac Blair MC 27 MC 73 29 MC 52 63 MC
Sam Saunders 19 55 25 MC 61 MC 57 24
Seamus Power 10 18 25 50 38 MC 27
Andres Gonzales 10 73 MC MC MC 48 37 13
Greg Chalmers MC 25 MC MC 66 52 MC
Cameron Percy 70 12 12 MC 46 75 MC 7 MC
Camilo Villegas 54 19 50 MC MC 63 Wd
Jason Gore Wd 42 65 13 MC 8 52
Andrew Loupe 62 82 80 MC 35 MC MC
Chad Collins 48 2 MC MC MC MC
Tim Wilkinson MC MC MC 72 43 MC
Chris Stroud MC 35 19 20 MC 65 41
Brian Campbell MC MC 12 45 MC 37
Ben Crane 54 25 MC 38 MC 10
JJ Henry MC 10 45 68 69 MC MC
Mark Anderson MC MC 50 50 MC MC MC
Joel Dahmen MC MC MC MC Wd 62 18
Brett Stegmaier MC 81 50 65 26 MC
Willy Wilcox 52 MC MC Dq 52
Greg Owen MC MC MC 52
Ken Duke 67 55 MC MC MC MC
Nicholas Lindheim MC 55 55 Wd MC Wd MC
Steve Wheatcroft 54 15 MC MC 83 10 24
Jonathan Byrd 42 5 58 59 38 MC 13
Shawn Stefani MC 11 44 37 55 MC MC
Rory Sabbatini 23 55 19 14 MC MC MC
Yong-Eun Yang 55 64 MC 20 57
Bill Lunde MC MC MC MC
Jason Bohn MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Stuart Appleby 66 77 25 MC MC Wd MC 39
Brad Fritsch MC MC MC MC 43 MC MC
Ryan Armour 58 27 MC MC MC 47 MC
Tom Hoge 32 42 MC MC 35 MC MC
Eric Axley MC MC MC 53 11 2 27 MC 24
Peter Malnati 58 18 44 29 38 75 72
Miguel Angel Carballo 70 MC 50 MC MC 79 MC 48
Mark Hubbard 62 42 MC 58 43 47 60
Tag Ridings 32 3 74 MC MC 68
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC MC MC MC 78
Nicholas Thompson 21 MC 60 59 32 MC Wd MC
Brett Drewitt 76 27 MC MC MC 27 60 52
Max Homa MC 71 MC MC MC 82 85
Davis Love 67 77 29 MC MC
Bobby Wyatt MC 77 MC MC MC 32 MC 81
Steven Alker 48 42 MC Wd MC 68
Hunter Mahan MC 64 MC 37 17 82 MC MC
Tim Herron 42 MC MC
Mark Wilson MC MC MC MC
John Rollins MC MC MC
Tyler Aldridge 70 MC MC Wd MC MC
Angel Cabrera Wd Wd MC MC 41
John Merrick MC 18 73 59 70 40 MC
Carl Pettersson 70 77 Wd MC MC MC MC
Brendon de Jonge MC MC MC MC MC MC
Arjun Atwal 35 55 MC
Robert Allenby MC 27 MC MC 28 19 MC 52
Derek Ernst 60 MC MC 54 63 MC MC 10
Sebastian Munoz 32 MC MC 3 MC 75 60 MC
Matt Every 14 61 MC MC MC 35 27 MC MC
S J Park Wd
Steven Bowditch MC MC MC MC MC MC
Shane Bertsch MC 67 MC MC 84 32 MC MC
Wyndham Clark MC 23 MC 51 MC
Troy Matteson MC 60
Tommy Gainey MC MC 57 64 18 MC MC MC MC
Tim Petrovic
Julian Etulain MC 27 MC 68 MC 75 24
Dru Love MC MC MC MC
Dicky Pride MC 18 MC MC 56 MC
Ted Purdy MC 34 23
Cameron Beckman MC
Brendon Todd MC MC
Jeff Overton
DJ Trahan 52 MC MC MC MC MC
Marc Turnesa MC MC MC 64 MC 67 MC
Craig Barlow 73
Charlie Wi 35 MC MC
Charlie Danielson 15 11 52 19
Sam Horsfield 48 55 MC MC
David Duval MC MC
Troy Kelly MC MC MC
Rich Berberian 83
Hugo Leon MC
Maverick McNealy MC 44 MC
Cody Blick 17 62 51 2 3 MC
Jay McLuen
Jake Sarnoff MC
Tom Morton
Player 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Daniel Summerhays 63
Graham DeLaet 29 31
Harris English
Ryan Palmer MC 5 4 MC
Chris Kirk 26
Chez Reavie 44 50 42
Padraig Harrington 47 MC 19
Ollie Schniederjans MC
JJ Spaun
Luke List MC 49
Smylie Kaufman
Aaron Baddeley 17 MC MC MC MC
Dominic Bozzelli
Brian Stuard 22 72 37 MC
Vaughn Taylor 25 61 MC 38 35 26
Kevin Tway 42
David Hearn MC
Ben Martin 7 6
JT Poston
Seung-Yul Noh 57 7 31
Patton Kizzire
Alex Cejka 61 MC MC MC MC 5 5 MC 12
Geoff Ogilvy 35 MC 1
John Huh Wd Wd 3
Kyle Reifers 9 2 73
Trey Mullinax
Blayne Barber 25 MC
Johnson Wagner 27 10 39 12
Matt Jones Dq 25 17 69
Brian Gay MC 43 21
Derek Fathauer 7 66
Scott Stallings 41
Cameron Tringale 35 MC
Robert Garrigus 29 15 38 10 9 21
Retief Goosen 6 25
Chesson Hadley MC
Ricky Barnes 59 18 8 62 21 MC
Rick Lamb
Brandon Hagy MC
KJ Choi 34
Curtis Luck
Nick Watney 8 43
Ryan Brehm
Richy Werenski
Martin Flores 34 10
Bryce Molder MC 53 14 MC 69 10 MC 37
Jonathan Randolph MC
Spencer Levin 63 MC MC MC 63
Troy Merritt MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen MC* 15 Wd
Zac Blair 61 37
Sam Saunders 9 MC
Seamus Power
Andres Gonzales MC 4 MC MC
Greg Chalmers 1 53 42 39 MC MC
Cameron Percy 13 MC MC MC
Camilo Villegas 44 51 MC
Jason Gore 53 15 MC 53 8 37
Andrew Loupe MC 57
Chad Collins 74 MC
Tim Wilkinson 44 MC 8 MC 21
Chris Stroud MC MC MC
Brian Campbell
Ben Crane 25 59 49 29
JJ Henry MC 1 34 MC 1 26 9
Mark Anderson MC
Joel Dahmen
Brett Stegmaier MC
Willy Wilcox MC 10 MC
Greg Owen 20 MC MC Wd
Ken Duke 44 20 MC 26 12
Nicholas Lindheim
Steve Wheatcroft 5 47 43 39 MC
Jonathan Byrd 34 3 2 17 14
Shawn Stefani 66
Rory Sabbatini MC* 69 7
Yong-Eun Yang Dq 21
Bill Lunde 25 MC 18 Wd 10 MC
Jason Bohn 19 MC
Stuart Appleby MC MC 16 16 18
Brad Fritsch MC 20
Ryan Armour MC 62 49
Tom Hoge 66 10
Eric Axley 17 MC 12 MC MC 72 4 73
Peter Malnati MC
Miguel Angel Carballo 9 17 54
Mark Hubbard 20 MC MC
Tag Ridings MC 66 43 22 37 66
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 29
Nicholas Thompson 56 56 55 51 MC
Brett Drewitt
Max Homa 45
Davis Love MC 32
Bobby Wyatt MC
Steven Alker MC
Hunter Mahan
Tim Herron 4 66 67 43
Mark Wilson 13 29 45 23 21 22 8
John Rollins MC 45 66 20 43 50 1 2
Tyler Aldridge 63 66
Angel Cabrera
John Merrick MC 50 61 14 25 3 8 4
Carl Pettersson
Brendon de Jonge MC 63 6
Arjun Atwal MC MC 53 MC 63 MC
Robert Allenby 59 MC MC
Derek Ernst MC 29 27
Sebastian Munoz
Matt Every 71
S J Park MC
Steven Bowditch MC MC MC
Shane Bertsch 48 18
Wyndham Clark
Troy Matteson 32 MC 47 MC MC 25 42
Tommy Gainey 17 53 MC
Tim Petrovic MC* 72 53 MC MC 71 49
Julian Etulain
Dru Love
Dicky Pride MC 68 MC 5 41 43 69 MC MC MC
Ted Purdy MC 67 MC MC 63 MC 59 26 MC 49
Cameron Beckman 71 MC 61 MC 26 Wd MC 33 25
Brendon Todd MC* 13 43 MC
Jeff Overton 32 MC 42 37 MC
DJ Trahan 53 59 39 MC 26 MC 30
Marc Turnesa MC 47 56 31 MC
Craig Barlow MC MC MC 25 5 MC 25
Charlie Wi MC MC MC 11 MC 69
Charlie Danielson 44
Sam Horsfield
David Duval MC Wd 66 66 MC MC
Troy Kelly 47 48 51
Rich Berberian
Hugo Leon
Maverick McNealy
Cody Blick
Jay McLuen MC* MC
Jake Sarnoff 67
Tom Morton

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