Barracuda Championship R4

First win for Erik van Rooyen

Barracuda Championship 2021 R4
August 05-08
Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, California
$3,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen scored 16 points on the final day in the modified Stableford scoring system to win his first PGA Tour title in the Barracuda Championship with 50 points. He eagled the par-4 8th, fired six birdies and made a single bogey at the par-5 5th at Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood Course.


Barracuda Championship 2021 R4

“It’s massive. It’s massive. It’s been a difficult sort of 18 months for me golf-wise. I haven’t been playing well. There’s been glimpses of it the last six months. But I haven’t been able to put four good rounds together. So I was well aware of the position I was in going into the playoffs [for the FedEx Cup], knowing that I’ve only got eight rounds left to make that cut.

“And to win here this week, I mean, under the conditions, you know, the pressure that I was under, I’m going to take so much confidence from this.”


Barracuda Championship 2021 R4

The tournament is the only event on the PGA Tour to use the modified Stableford scoring system where an albatross is worth 8 points, eagles are 5, birdies are worth 2 and pars score 0. A point is substracted for a bogey and double bogeys or worse cost 3 points.

Van Rooyen gains entry into next year’s PGA Championship but not to the Masters as the Championship was held opposite the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.


Barracuda Championship 2021 R4

Van Rooyen moves up to 78th in the FedExCup standings, well within the top 125 who will earn spots in the Playoff after next week’s Wyndham Championship.

“Obviously, this was, in my mind, kind of the next step for what I wanted to achieve. I’ve got big dreams and aspirations, and winning on the PGA Tour was certainly part of that. I’m really, really happy.

“I just stayed so patient. I saw that Andrew Putnam got off to a really, really quick start. He was 45 points pretty early on. And there’s really nothing I could do about that. I’ve got to put one foot in front of the next. And I did that. And then the eagle on eight was just a massive boost.”


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Barracuda Championship 2021 R4

Putnam eagled the par-5 2nd, made four birdies and two bogeys to ckose with 11 points and finished second with a total of 45 points.

“It was a dream start, birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie, and then just kind of hit the brakes and stalled out a bit,” said Putnam. “And just didn’t get it to happen those last few holes.”

Scott Piercy finished third after a final round 11 points to close with a 44 total, one ahead of overnight leader Adam Schenk who scored five points in the final round.

“It was unfortunate I didn’t have my best stuff today,” said Schenk. “I didn’t play good enough to win. He made a lot of putts, didn’t really make many mistakes. And he just deserved it more than I did, for sure.”

Barracuda Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
Round
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Erik van Rooyen
16
7
17
10
16
50
2
Andrew Putnam
11
10
15
9
11
45
3
Scott Piercy
11
10
15
8
11
44
4
Adam Schenk
5
8
19
11
5
43
5
Brandon Hagy
18
9
9
5
18
41
6
Roger Sloan
14
11
4
11
14
40
T7
Gary Woodland
12
2
14
10
12
38
T7
Joel Dahmen
5
16
10
7
5
38
T9
Vincent Whaley
8
7
9
12
8
36
T9
Sean O’Hair
7
1
11
17
7
36
T11
Lee Hodges
17
3
13
2
17
35
T11
Bo Van Pelt
8
3
15
9
8
35
T13
Patrick Rodgers
13
3
7
11
13
34
T13
Taylor Pendrith
4
3
13
14
4
34
T15
Austin Cook
19
1
12
1
19
33
T15
Greyson Sigg
11
2
8
12
11
33
T15
Harold Varner III
6
1
14
12
6
33
T18
Scott Stallings
10
4
8
10
10
32
T18
Maverick McNealy
5
9
9
9
5
32
T20
Joseph Bramlett
11
10
6
4
11
31
T20
Michael Thompson
8
12
5
6
8
31
T20
Scott Harrington
4
13
12
2
4
31
T23
John Huh
13
4
10
3
13
30
T23
Robby Shelton
10
7
5
8
10
30
T23
Ryan Brehm
8
3
13
6
8
30
T23
Aaron Baddeley
6
3
10
11
6
30
T27
Bill Haas
13
7
5
4
13
29
T27
Ben Taylor
E
3
19
7
E
29
T27
Emiliano Grillo
-2
12
17
2
-2
29
T30
Pat Perez
13
6
4
5
13
28
T30
Kevin Tway
10
3
7
8
10
28
T30
Branden Grace
7
6
8
7
7
28
T30
Nelson Ledesma
2
10
8
8
2
28
T34
Sahith Theegala
8
10
7
2
8
27
T34
Sam Ryder
7
5
12
3
7
27
T34
Mark Baldwin
7
8
7
5
7
27
T34
Brice Garnett
5
-1
15
8
5
27
T34
Greg Chalmers
E
9
6
12
E
27
T39
Mito Pereira
8
7
3
8
8
26
T39
Davis Thompson
7
8
6
5
7
26
T39
John Pak
2
10
12
2
2
26
42
Stephan Jaeger
2
14
3
6
2
25
T43
Nick Watney
8
8
3
5
8
24
T43
Mark Hubbard
7
10
3
4
7
24
T43
Tyler Duncan
5
5
9
5
5
24
T43
Chez Reavie
4
9
5
6
4
24
T47
Fabián Gómez
10
7
6
E
10
23
T47
Satoshi Kodaira
6
5
6
6
6
23
T49
MJ Daffue
10
8
3
1
10
22
T49
Doc Redman
4
5
7
6
4
22
T51
Andrew Landry
5
2
8
6
5
21
T51
Kris Ventura
3
7
6
5
3
21
T51
Troy Merritt
1
5
8
7
1
21
T54
Tom Lewis
8
1
11
E
8
20
T54
Paul Barjon
6
6
13
-5
6
20
T54
Thomas Pieters
3
3
9
5
3
20
T54
Chesson Hadley
2
5
5
8
2
20
T54
Michael Feagles
-1
4
8
9
-1
20
T59
Michael Gligic
4
7
3
5
4
19
T59
Bo Hoag
3
7
4
5
3
19
T59
Richy Werenski
1
8
11
-1
1
19
T59
Mark Anderson
E
10
7
2
E
19
T59
Jonathan Byrd
-1
1
11
8
-1
19
T64
Chris Baker
3
9
1
4
3
17
T64
Cameron Percy
E
5
13
-1
E
17
T66
Rhein Gibson
3
6
4
2
3
15
T66
Sebastian Cappelen
9
4
6
-4
9
15
T66
Chase Seiffert
2
2
9
2
2
15
69
Sangmoon Bae
-3
6
7
4
-3
14
70
Camilo Villegas
E
3
7
2
E
12
CUT
Ben Martin
5
4
9
CUT
Ryan Armour
-1
10
9
CUT
Russell Knox
7
2
9
CUT
Zack Sucher
5
4
9
CUT
Davis Riley
-2
11
9
CUT
Akshay Bhatia
6
3
9
CUT
Austin Eckroat
2
7
9
CUT
Kyle Stanley
4
5
9
CUT
D.J. Trahan
E
9
9
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
E
9
9
CUT
Wes Roach
9
E
9
CUT
J.J. Spaun
5
3
8
CUT
J.J. Henry
E
8
8
CUT
Alex Cejka
4
4
8
CUT
Tyler McCumber
1
7
8
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
2
6
8
CUT
Adam Hadwin
2
6
8
CUT
Michael Kim
5
3
8
CUT
Josh Teater
E
8
8
CUT
Rafael Campos
-4
12
8
CUT
Matt Marshall
4
4
8
CUT
Padraig Harrington
3
4
7
CUT
Richard S. Johnson
1
6
7
CUT
Kevin Stadler
-2
9
7
CUT
Brian Gay
2
5
7
CUT
Michael Gellerman
4
3
7
CUT
Matt Every
4
3
7
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
4
3
7
CUT
Nate Lashley
5
2
7
CUT
Matt Kuchar
-3
10
7
CUT
Shawn Stefani
4
3
7
CUT
Wyndham Clark
3
4
7
CUT
John Senden
2
4
6
CUT
Nick Taylor
4
2
6
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
E
5
5
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
4
1
5
CUT
Will Gordon
4
1
5
CUT
Justin Suh
1
4
5
CUT
Aaron Wise
-1
5
4
CUT
D.A. Points
3
1
4
CUT
Brian Stuard
5
-2
3
CUT
Brendan Steele
-3
6
3
CUT
Sam Saunders
3
E
3
CUT
John Greco
E
3
3
CUT
Tom Hoge
E
2
2
CUT
Luke Donald
1
1
2
CUT
David Lingmerth
-5
7
2
CUT
Scott Brown
-2
4
2
CUT
Martin Trainer
-5
7
2
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
-1
2
1
CUT
Charlie Beljan
3
-2
1
CUT
Johnson Wagner
3
-2
1
CUT
Beau Hossler
1
-1
E
CUT
Alex Beach
4
-5
-1
CUT
Sung Kang
-6
5
-1
CUT
Andres Romero
-5
3
-2
CUT
Derek Zachman
-1
-2
-3
CUT
John Daly
-9
4
-5
CUT
Ryan Moore
-3
-4
-7
CUT
Parker McLachlin
-7
-4
-11
WD
Vaughn Taylor
-4
E
DQ
Ricky Barnes
-2
-2
E
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