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Duffy Waldorf has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

He started the week as the 15th alternate, but gained entry when Bo Van Pelt withdrew. Since Waldorf hasn't played the PGA TOUR all year and he's scheduled to peg it at the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, it would be surprising if he sticks with the commitment in Reno. He's currently 14th on the senior circuit's money list.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 29 - 11:18 AM

Bo Van Pelt has been removed from the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

He's the only WD today so far. BVP missed the cut in Canada to halt a consecutive cuts made streak at seven. At 106th in the FedExCup standings, he's in good position to qualify for the Playoffs for the eighth time in as many chances.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 29 - 11:15 AM

Matteo Manassero has accepted Special Temporary Membership on the PGA TOUR.

The 21-year-old qualified when he shared 19th place at The Open Championship. The 50.75 non-member FedExCup points he collected bumped him to 279.98 on the season. The target to qualify for STM is 278. He's made only eight starts, so he doesn't need the benefits of unlimited sponsor exemptions or starts. And he doesn't need STM to chase the top 125 in non-member FedExCup points or earnings for fully exempt status in 2014-15. The Wyndham Championship is the only remaining open before the FedExCup Playoffs for which he isn't eligible. So, the logical conclusion is that he accepted STM for the spot it affords in the Beyond 150 Reshuffle. STM provides some insurance of another potential start if he can't earn the full nut at the PGA Championship. If Manassero doesn't receive a sponsor or foreign exemption into the Wyndham, his number may be called on merit. The cutoff for the field of 156 at Sedgefield often lands near the end of the conditional status category and top of the Beyond 150.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 7:52 PM

Arjun Atwal carded a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in today's open qualifier for the Barracuda Championship at Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno, Nevada, one stroke too high to force a playoff into the tournament proper.

Atwal came flying out of the gates today with an eagle at the par-5 first hole. After pars at 2 and 3, he eagled the par-4 fourth. He parred the next nine before adding a birdie at the par-5 14th. The one-time PGA TOUR winner closed bogey-birdie to settle into a 10-way share of fifth place at the four-spotter. He's currently second alternate for the Barracuda, so he better not leave town. Atwal is 0-for-2 on the season. Other notables that failed to qualify include: 68--Frank Lickliter II; Parker McLachlin; Todd Fischer ... 69--Brad Adamonis; Scott Gordon; Tom Johnson ... 70--Mike Springer; Stephen Gangluff; Danny Ellis ... 72--Brad Elder ... 73--Michael Letzig.
Jul 28 - 6:52 PM

Sebastian L. Saavedra turned in a bogey-free, 8-under-par 30-34=64 in today's open qualifier for the Barracuda Championiship at Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno, Nevada, to earn medalist honors and a berth into the tournament proper.

The 28-year-old Argentine missed the cut in his PGA TOUR debut six weeks ago at the Travelers Championship where he also four-spotted. Today's experience was arguably more memorable. After opening with a par at the par-4 10th, he birdied the par-4 11th, and then jarred his tee ball at the par-3 12th for an ace. He chased it with yet another birdie at the par-4 13th, and would go on to circle four more. Kevin Lucas also went bogey-free, but managed only six birdies for a share of runner-up honors at 6-under 32-34=66. He'll be making his first PGA TOUR start this week, as will Jesse Schutte, who carded 6-under 34-32=66 with an eagle (at the par-5 18th) and six birdies against two bogeys. Stuart L. Smith signed for a 6-under 32-34=66 (7 birdies, 1 bogey) today to secure his fourth TOUR appearance. He's yet to make a cut. The field at Montrêux Golf and Country Club is now complete at 132.
Jul 28 - 5:50 PM

Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational due to personal reasons, according to USATODAY's Steve DiMeglio on Twitter.

DJ's history of withdrawals is well-documented, and he's entitled not to compete for whatever reason, but he'll be a notable absentee nonetheless. Expect an update prior to next week's PGA Championship. UPDATE: It took nearly an hour after DiMeglio's scoop, but Johnson has been removed from the published field.
Jul 28 - 2:50 PM

Kent Jones has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

Jones was the 14th alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when eighth alternate Wes Short, Jr. elected to remain committed to Champions Tour's 3M Championship. In his only previous start on the PGA TOUR this season, Jones missed the cut at the John Deere Classic.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 2:40 PM

John Mallinger has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

Mallinger received the final sponsor exemption into the field of 132 at Montrêux Golf and Country Club. He lost his PGA TOUR status via a Major Medical Extension when he missed the cut at the Travelers six weeks ago. Two weeks later, he took third place in the inaugural Nova Scotia Open on the Web.com Tour, and then chased that with a T21 at the Utah Championship. So, with only three paydays in five starts on that circuit, he's 73rd in earnings. While it's valid to wonder why he'd risk losing a spot inside the top 75 that qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals, Mallinger's non-member FedExCup points on the PGA TOUR would slot him 188th among members. And since non-members that would otherwise rank 126-200 are allowed to play the Web.com Tour Finals, it makes sense that he'd accept the spot in Reno. He also placed fourth in his last appearance in the tournament in 2012.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 1:29 PM

Skip Kendall has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

The Veteran Member was the 13th alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He was one of 11 to gain entry following withdrawals today, including Peter Lonard's as 12th alternate. Kendall has not teed it up on the PGA TOUR since last year's Barracuda when he finished T56. He's 8-for-16 on the Web.com Tour this year but has nothing better than a T35 to show for it. As a result, he's 137th on the circuit's money list. He'll turn 50 years of age on Sept. 9.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 1:24 PM

Michael Bradley has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

Bradley was the 11th alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry as one of 11 with today's first set of withdrawals. He's just 0-for-2 this season and hasn't played the Web.com Tour. Bradley turned 48 years of age on July 17, so he's currently smack dab in the heart of the twilight of his career.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 1:21 PM

Guy Boros has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

Boros was the 10th alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry due to numerous withdrawals this morning. He's made only one start on the PGA TOUR this season, missing the cut at the John Deere Classic three weeks ago. He's 5-for-15 on the Web.com Tour this season and ranks 134th on its money list. The one-time PGA TOUR winner turns 50 years of age on Sept. 4.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 1:16 PM

Richard S. Johnson has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

RSJ was the ninth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He was one of 11 to gain entry following the first set of withdrawals. He hasn't played a PGA TOUR event since the 2012 edition of the Barracuda during which he tied for 54th place. Since, he's stuck with the Web.com Tour while sprinkling in an annual appearance at the Nordea Masters in his native Sweden. Johnson was originally slated to peg it at the Web.com Tour's Stonebrae Classic this week, so don't be surprised if he pulls the plug on the Barracuda.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 1:11 PM

Wes Short, Jr. has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship. UPDATE: As anticipated, he was removed from the field within a couple of hours after gaining entry.

He was the eighth alternate when he field was released on Friday afternoon, and then gained entry with today's massive wave of withdrawals. Short, Jr. was originally scheduled to compete in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, and he still might. However, if he plays Reno, it'll be just his second PGA TOUR start of the season after missing the cut in Puerto Rico. The 50-year-old ranks 49th on the money list in 13 starts on the senior circuit in 2014.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 1:07 PM

Nathan Green has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

Green was the seventh alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He was one of 11 to gain entry following today's withdrawals. (Sixth alternate Bill Lunde also withdrew to play the Web.com Tour's Stonebrae Classic.) The Aussie is making his third PGA TOUR start in four weeks. He placed T53 in Canada on Sunday and hasn't competed in consecutive weeks on the circuit since last year's Canada-Reno double. Green placed T39 in the 2013 edition of the Barracuda.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 1:03 PM

D.J. Trahan has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

Trahan was the fifth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when 11 withdrew today. He's 0-for-4 on the season on Past Champion status and hasn't cashed in his last seven starts dating back to the 2013 RBC Canadian Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 12:59 PM


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