September 17, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Charley Hoffman, Kevin Na and Greg Chalmers are among those hoping to take advantage of the absence of Tiger Woods and the world's top golfers by using this week's Legends Reno-Tahoe Open to make a move up the FedEx Cup standings.
The Reno tourney that begins Thursday is paired opposite the World Golf Championship event at the $8.5 million Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio. It offers only a $3 million purse but players and tourney officials agree it boasts one of its strongest fields in its 11 years partly because of the race for the FedEx Cup.
Chalmers tied for second behind Woods last weekend at the Buick Open. That vaulted him from 122nd to 77th in the FedEx standings. Only the Top 120 qualify for the PGA Tour Playoffs this fall.
The Reno field includes five PGA Championship winners - Paul Azinger, Steve Elkington, Rich Beem, Mark Brooks and Shaun Micheel.