While the top players on the PGA Tour were at Firestone this week the rest of the Tour was hanging out in Reno, NV at the Barracuda Championship. This weeks event was played in a very different format where plus numbers are better on the leaderboard as they are playing in a modified stableford format where you are rewarded for being aggressive.
In this format players get 5 points for an eagle, 2 for a birdie, 0 for a par and lose 1 for a bogey an 3 for a double bogey or worse. If you are at double bogey you get to pick up (that sounds like a few of the guys we play with).
Going into the final round Greg Owen had a 2 point lead over Richy Werenski. At the end of the final round both players as well as Chris Stroud, who eagled the 72nd hole, were tied for the lead with 44 points.
It took two playoff holes but Stroud won with a birdie on the second playoff hole. He played the best on Sunday getting 20 points and carried that over to his victory.
Dads Say So it is a great win for Chris Stroud but what is better is that they play a different format on tour to get someone a victory. It shows that you don’t have to play the same format weekly to get the job done and sometimes mixing it up can be good. We like the idea of a new format and think that the tour should look at this every so often to have a little more fun out there.