November 23, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The 16th PGA Tournament in Reno has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages rookies and swashbuckling vets alike to chase eagles up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada.
Defending champ Gary Woodland is playing in the World Golf Championship event in Ohio that attracts the world's best.
But the sponsors of the Barracuda Championship formerly known as the Reno-Tahoe Open say this year's tournament field may be its best ever.
Retief Goosen, Davis Love III, Padraig Harrington, Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Weir, Stuart Appleby, John Daly and David Toms are among those teeing off Thursday at the Montreux Golf & Country Club course that winds through mountain streams and towering pines half way between Reno and Lake Tahoe.