Chez Reavie wins Barracuda for third PGA Tour title

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Chez Reavie gained the Barracuda Championship on Sunday, holding on within the breezy last spherical of the PGA Tour’s lone modified Stableford scoring occasion for his third tour title.

Six factors forward coming into the day, Reavie had a six-point spherical for a one-point victory over Alex Noren on Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood format.

The 40-year-old Reavie grew to become the primary PGA Tour winner 40 or over since Lucas Glover a 12 months in the past within the 2021 John Deere Classic. The Arizona participant completed with 43 factors.

“I’ve been working hard,” Reavie stated. “I’ve been hitting the ball and I knew I could do it. I just kept grinding, and here we are.”

With the occasion additionally sanctioned by the European tour, Reavie earned spots on each excursions by way of the 2024 seasons. He additionally gained the 2008 Canadian Open and 2019 Travelers Championship.

Reavie had 4 birdies and two bogeys Sunday. Players get 5 factors for eagle and two for birdie, whereas a degree is deducted for bogey and three taken away for double bogey or worse.

Reavie birdied the par-5 twelfth and made his final birdie on the par-4 sixteenth, holing a 15-footer after his flop method hit a seam within the grass and shot ahead. He received up-and-down for par from a greenside bunker on the par-3 seventeenth, holing a 5-footer, and tapped in for par on the par-4 18th.

“I just stayed patient,” Reavie stated. “I knew I was going to have to. I knew some guys were going to make a lot of birdies early. I was hoping to be one of those guys, but the putter was kind of letting me down early. Just tried to keep it as close as I could to the hole and give myself some good looks.”

Noren had a 14-point spherical. The Swede is a 10-time winner on the European tour who joined the PGA Tour in 2018.

“I love this course,” Noren stated. “It was pretty tricky today with the wind. It’s been a roller-coaster of a week, obviously, but when you make the cut, you think, well, this is a great week anyway, and then I played good on the weekend and had a blast today.”

Martin Laird was third at 38 after a seven-point day.

“Really tough out there in the wind.,” Laird stated. “It was gusting all over the place. I think I started six back of Chez, so I knew he was obviously playing really well. I’d have to play a pretty special round today to catch him.”

Mark Hubbard completed fourth at 37, and Scott Gutschewski was fifth at 35.

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