Akshay Bhatia wins first title

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Barracuda Championship R4
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July 24, 2023
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Akshay Bhatia produced seven birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey at the par-4 5th for 9 points on Sunday to close with a total 40.

Overnight leader and fellow American Patrick Rodgers made four birdies and two bogeys to add six points to his tally for a total of 40 as well.

Rodgers' ball found a divot in the fairway in the playoff leading to a bogey while Bhatia's par won him his first PGA Tour title at the Barracuda Championship in his 36th Tour start at the age of 21 years, 5 months and 23 days.

"It's obviously really just crazy that I got it done today. I mean, that first nine I was playing very bad. Hitting shots that I don't normally hit. The feelings that I had, telling myself stories of what could happen, what if I hit it bad, what if I hit it great. What if I miss four 3-footers tomorrow. Anything could happen, right. I just kept reminding myself that I can do it. I had a lot of belief in my caddie today. He's done it for a long time. We've only worked four weeks together and we got a win. So it's pretty special."

Bhatia joined the Tour as a Special Temporary Member after the 2023 Puerto Rico Open where he finished second. With this victory he joins as a full-time member and appears in the FedExCup standings for the first time.

With the top 70 players following the Wyndham Championship advancing to the FedExCup Playoffs he earns full exempt status on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour through 2025.

One of only two players to amass 20-or-more points in a round this week, DP World Tour member Julien Guerrier of France made ten birdies and eight pars in the final round for 20 points and a share of third place with 37 total points total.

Sweden's Jens Dantorp tied for third after an eagle at the par-4 16th, six birdies and two bogeys for 15 points.

36-hole leader Ryan Gerard of the United States, competing out of the Special Temporary Membership category, made four birdies and five bogeys for three points for a total of 36 and a fifth place finish.



The Barracuda Championship utilizes the Modified Stableford scoring format, the first PGA Tour event to use the format since The International in 2006. Players are allocated points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole with the goal of achieving the highest overall score.

Albatross +8
Eagle +5
Birdie +2
Par 0
Bogey -1
Double bogey or worse -3

1Akshay Bhatia+6+8+17+9+40
2Patrick Rodgers+15+11+8+6+40
T3Julien Guerrier+11+4+2+20+37
T3Jens Dantorp+7+6+9+15+37
5Ryan Gerard+16+14+3+3+36
T6Chesson Hadley+11+7+3+14+35
T6Erik van Rooyen+8+3+10+14+35
T6James Hahn+14+5+8+8+35
T6Beau Hossler+17+5+8+5+35
T10Sean Crocker+10+11-2+15+34
T10Sebastian Soderberg+9+2+9+14+34
T10JC Ritchie+5+10+6+13+34
T10J.J. Spaun+10+4+7+13+34
T10Ryo Hisatsune+1+16+6+11+34
T10Mark Hubbard+8+7+8+11+34
T10Joel Dahmen+10+3+16+5+34
T17Marcus Armitage+10+5+8+10+33
T17Chad Ramey+10+6+9+8+33
T17Cameron Champ+9+11+8+5+33
T20Martin Laird+13+1+8+10+32
T20Marcus Kinhult+8+11+4+9+32
T20Kevin Roy+8+7+10+7+32
T20Johannes Veerman+5+8+13+6+32
T20Rico Hoey+2+10+14+6+32
T25Vincent Norrman+11+12+1+7+31
T25Nathan Kimsey+13E+13+5+31
T25James Morrison+12+7+8+4+31
T28Matt NeSmith+8+9+2+11+30
T28Jason Scrivener+8+6+7+9+30
T28S.Y. Noh+23-5+6+6+30
T31Wesley Bryan+11+2+6+10+29
T31Charley Hoffman+4+8+7+10+29
T31Martin Trainer+7+6+14+2+29
T34MJ Daffue+8+6+3+11+28
T34Justin Suh+7+5+8+8+28
T34Stephan Jaeger+8+6+6+8+28
T34David Lipsky+7+10+4+7+28
T34Carl Yuan+12+7+3+6+28
T39Robert Streb+6+5+5+11+27
T39Zecheng Dou+5+16-2+8+27
T39Sam Stevens+9+6+4+8+27
T39Edoardo Molinari+5+6+8+8+27
43Carson Young+15E+4+7+26
T44Kevin Chappell+9+70+9+25
T44Brent Grant+13+4+1+7+25
T44William McGirt+6+9+6+4+25
T47Andy Sullivan+6+7-2+11+22
T47Russell Knox+7+4+9+2+22
T47Kyle Westmoreland+12-1+10+1+22
T50Augusto Núñez+9+3+3+6+21
T50Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez+7+4+4+6+21
T50Troy Merritt+11+2+3+5+21
T50Alexander Levy+16+20+3+21
T50Michael Gligic-2+14+5+4+21
T55Tano Goya+5+6+1+8+20
T55Trevor Werbylo+8+8-2+6+20
T55Chase Hanna+4+7+1+8+20
T55Chez Reavie+7+8+7-2+20
59Peter Kuest+9+4+3+3+19
T60Maximilian Kieffer+15+1-1+2+17
T60Austin Cook+7+5+3+2+17
T60Joakim Lagergren+3+11+30+17
63Nick Hardy+3+8+7-2+16
T64Aaron Cockerill+7+5-5+5+12
T64Bastien Amat(a)+3+10-6+5+12
66Trevor Cone+3+8+3-3+11
CUTKevin Tway----+10
CUTBrandt Snedeker----+10
CUTAaron Baddeley----+10
CUTEddy Lai----+10
CUTAndrew Novak----+10
CUTHenrik Norlander----+10
CUTGreyson Sigg----+10
CUTFreddy Schott----+10
CUTMax McGreevy----+9
CUTLukas Nemecz----+9
CUTAshun Wu----+9
CUTRyan Palmer----+9
CUTS.H. Kim----+9
CUTJohn Catlin----+9
CUTScott Jamieson----+8
CUTKeith Mitchell----+8
CUTSimon Forsström----+8
CUTGrayson Murray----+8
CUTHarry Higgs----+8
CUTWil Besseling----+8
CUTRobin Sciot-Siegrist----+8
CUTJonas Blixt----+8
CUTMatthieu Pavon----+8
CUTAustin Smotherman----+8
CUTKelly Kraft----+8
CUTKyle Reifers----+8
CUTNico Echavarria----+7
CUTMikael Lindberg----+7
CUTMartin Simonsen----+7
CUTJustin Lower----+7
CUTAdam Long----+7
CUTAngel Hidalgo Portillo----+7
CUTChris Stroud----+7
CUTJeong Weon Ko----+7
CUTTaylor Pendrith----+6
CUTHarrison Endycott----+5
CUTBrandon Matthews----+5
CUTNiklas Norgaard----+4
CUTDale Whitnell----+4
CUTPeter Malnati----+4
CUTMarcus Helligkilde----+4
CUTPaul Haley II----+4
CUTJeremy Freiburghaus----+4
CUTMarcel Schneider----+4
CUTGeoff Ogilvy----+4
CUTTyson Alexander----+4
CUTMatthias Schwab----+3
CUTNicolai Von Dellingshausen----+3
CUTMasahiro Kawamura----+3
CUTDoc Redman----+3
CUTJ.J. Henry----+3
CUTAdrien Saddier----+3
CUTRicky Barnes----+3
CUTSung Kang----+3
CUTScott Harrington----+3
CUTJesse Mueller----+3
CUTEthan Cairns----+3
CUTOliver Hundeboll----+2
CUTBrice Garnett----+2
CUTMatti Schmid----+2
CUTTapio Pulkkanen----+2
CUTFabrizio Zanotti----+1
CUTRichy Werenski----+1
CUTSantiago Tarrio----+1
CUTCody Gribble----+1
CUTNick Watney----+1
CUTCharles Porter----+1
CUTRyan Moore----0
CUTCorey Pereira----0
CUTGreg Chalmers----0
CUTScott Piercy----0
CUTLouis de Jager----0
CUTAlexander Knappe----0
CUTRyan Brehm-----1
CUTHarry Hall-----2
CUTKramer Hickok-----2
CUTSam Bennett-----2
CUTTommy Gainey-----2
CUTSean O'Hair-----2
CUTSatoshi Kodaira-----3
CUTDarius Van Driel-----3
CUTTed Potter, Jr.-----3
CUTDylan Frittelli-----4
CUTDaan Huizing-----4
CUTMatt Ryan-----4
CUTDerek Ernst-----5
CUTClément Sordet-----6
CUTMichael Duncan-----7
CUTBrian Stuard-----8
CUTGrant Booth-----9
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Barracuda Championship 2023

Date: July 20th - 23rd 2023

Location: Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, California

Purse: $3,800,000

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