This weekend, golf fans will have some exciting viewing options to consider. In addition to the World Golf Championship event taking place at Firestone Country Club, the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship is also underway in the "Biggest Little City in the World" - Reno, Nevada.
And the fireworks have already begun at this unique event that uses a modified Stableford scoring system. In this format, the goal is not to shoot the lowest score relative to par, but to accumulate the highest point total. Stableford encourages aggressive play, with greater point weight given to birdies and eagles than bogeys and doubles. Here's how the point system breaks down:
• Double Eagle: 8 points
• Eagle: 5 points
• Birdie: 2 points
• Par: 0 points
• Bogey: -1 point
• Double Bogey or more: -3 points
At last year’s event, Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy entered the winners circle in convincing style, setting a tournament record with his +49-point total. And as players look to rack up the points this week at Montreaux Golf and Country Club, we're bringing you inside the ropes and on the practice green with our latest photo gallery courtesy of the Scotty Cameron Tour team.
So check out the photos above.
TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS
Titleist is the top choice at the Barracuda Championship with 86 players trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That's more than 4 times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist also led the field in the irons (31) category and Titleist Vokey Design wedges were the top choice among players in the approach, sand and lob wedge (130) category.