The PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford format event of the year kicks off this week at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. Last year, Andrew Putnam won his first Tour title with a 4-point victory over Chad Cambell. Since Andrew is playing in the WGC event, there will be a new champion crowned this week. Former Barracuda Championship winners in the field include Chris Stroud and J.J. Henry, and the field also features several major-championship winners, including 3-time winner Padraig Harrington.
The modified Stableford scoring system rewards aggressive play, since eagles are worth more than twice the points than birdies(8 vs 3), and bogeys only cost you one point.