J.J. Henry, with an eagle on the second playoff hole, won the Barracuda Championship on Sunday, beating Kyle Reifers at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nev. The 40-year-old Henry won his third career event on the PGA Tour and won for the second time at this event. Henry and Reifers finished 72 holes tied with 47 points in the modified Stableford format.
Who didn’t win
Reifers, 31, was looking for his first win on the PGA Tour, having won on the Web.com Tour in 2006, the year he turned pro. Reifers shot the equivalent of 9-under 63 for 22 points in the final round, a tournament record, to get into the playoff. Patrick Rodgers made an eagle at the par-5 18th to get to 46 points and finish third, one point out of the playoff. David Toms, who was second going into the final round, scored only two points on Sunday to finish with 42 and in fifth place, one point behind Andres Gonzales, who was fourth with 43 points.
How it happened
Reifers, who started the day in 22nd place, made three eagles on the back nine to go with a birdie for 17 points coming home, including an eagle (5 points) on the 18th. He waited more than an hour for Henry, who started his day with three bogeys (-1 point each) in his first four holes. Henry made four birdies (2 points each) in his final seven holes to get into the playoff….READ FULL ARTICLE HERE