PGA’s Barracuda seeks new Reno-Tahoe home; leaves Montreux |

PGA’s Barracuda seeks new Reno-Tahoe home; leaves Montreux

Associated Press
In this July 27, 2019, photo, John Daly tosses a golf ball to a fan after he walks off the 17th green at Montreux Golf & Country Club on the edge of the Sierra between Reno and Lake Tahoe during the third round of the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship. The tournament is searching for a new home after the club that hosted the event since it began in Reno in 1999 voted against extending an invitation to return in 2020. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

RENO, Nev. — The PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship is looking for a new home after the private club that’s hosted the event since it began in Reno in 1999 pulled out.

Montreux Golf & Country Club’s board of directors voted last week against holding the 2020 event at the mountain course between Reno and Lake Tahoe.

Board member Tim Slapnicka said the decision was made after a months-long review based on the impact on club finances, facilities, members and homeowners.

Next year’s event is scheduled to run the Fourth of July weekend for the first time, July 2-5, due to the Summer Olympics in Japan.

Tournament director Chris Hoff told the Reno Gazette Journal they’re exploring alternative venues in the market. He said Barracuda is close to finalizing renewal of its title sponsorship of the PGA Tour stop in Reno, the only one that uses a modified Stableford scoring system.

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