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Barracuda Championship: Where High Score Wins

The Barracuda Championship is the only PGA Tour event which uses a points scoring format. Credit: Barracuda Championship
The Barracuda Championship is the only PGA Tour event which uses a points scoring format. Credit: Barracuda Championship

This week’s Barracuda Championship is the only PGA TOUR event that uses the Modified Stableford scoring format, which encourages aggressive play. Combine the format with Reno’s altitude — which allows the ball to travel farther — and fans can expect to see plenty of birdies.

Unlike traditional scoring methods, where the aim is to have the lowest score, the objective in a Modified Stableford tournament is to have the highest score.

POINTS STRUCTURE
Modified Stableford awards points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole. Scoring at the 2016 Barracuda Championship will look like this:

• Double Eagle: 8 points
• Eagle: 5 points
• Birdie: 2 points
• Par: 0 points
• Bogey: -1 point
• Double Bogey or more: -3 points

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