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Reno-Tahoe Open 2013: Tee Times, Date and TV Schedule
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On Thursday, 132 golfers will take to Montreux Golf Course in Reno, Nev. to compete in the Reno-Tahoe Open. Most of the top players in the game will be playing in the WGC Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio, but the Reno-Tahoe Open has proven to be an exciting and fan-pleasing event.

Part of the appeal is the urgency in which players compete and the modified scoring system. Since the field is made up of players looking to make a mark, there is almost a desperation involved as players try to secure their futures in the game. In some cases, past stars are attempting to extend their relevancy in the sport.

The scoring system used is called Modified Stableford. In short, it reverses the norm for the sport where the lower the score the better. In MS scoring, a point value is given for each result, eagles and birdies are plus (which is good) and bogeys are minuses (which is bad).

Here's a breakdown of the scoring:

 

Modified Stableford Scoring System
Result Point Value
Double Eagle 8 Points
Eagle 5 Points
Birdie 2 Points
Par 0 Points
Bogey -1 Point
Double Bogey or Worse -3 Points

ISeekGolf.com

 

Here are the Tee Times for the Field and information on television coverage:

Thursday-Saturday (Aug. 1-4), 7-9 p.m. ET. Sunday, 6:30-9 p.m. (Golf Channel)

Montreux Golf & Country Club Tee Times for Reno-Tahoe Open 2013
Group Tee Time Players Players Players
Beginning on Tee 1
1 7:00 am Ogilvie, Joe O'Hern, Nick Gove, Jeff
2 7:11 am Jobe, Brandt Kendall, Skip Gore, Jason
3 7:22 am Atwal, Arjun Beckman, Cameron Stiles, Darron
4 7:33 am Byrd, Jonathan Woodland, Gary Verplank, Scott
5 7:44 am Potter, Jr., Ted Molder, Bryce Toms, David
6 7:55 am Lunde, Bill Bettencourt, Matt Kohles, Ben
7 8:06 am Flesch, Steve Stuard, Brian Lee, Richard H.
8 8:17 am Taylor, Vaughn Owen, Greg Fritsch, Brad
9 8:28 am Fisher, Ross Svoboda, Andrew Aiken, Thomas
10 8:39 am McLachlin, Parker Purdy, Ted Vogel, T.J.
11 8:50 am Todd, Brendon List, Luke Hubbard, Mark
Beginning on Tee 10
12 7:00 am DiMarco, Chris Duval, David Streb, Robert
13 7:11 am Imada, Ryuji Gamez, Robert Hamilton, Todd
14 7:22 am Durant, Joe Letzig, Michael Chalmers, Greg
15 7:33 am Immelman, Trevor Weir, Mike Allenby, Robert
16 7:44 am Austin, Woody Crane, Ben Love III, Davis
17 7:55 am Beem, Rich Cauley, Bud Langley, Scott
18 8:06 am Villegas, Camilo Wittenberg, Casey Ishikawa, Ryo
19 8:17 am Lickliter II, Frank Parnevik, Jesper Mayfair, Billy
20 8:28 am Herman, Jim Sutherland, Kevin Uihlein, Peter
21 8:39 am Meierdierks, Eric Kim, Si Woo Williams, Chris
22 8:50 am Watkins, Aaron Williams, Lee Lower, Justin
Beginning on Tee 1
23 12:00 pm Riley, Chris Noh, Seung-Yul Cejka, Alex
24 12:11 pm Matteson, Troy Campbell, Chad Petrovic, Tim
25 12:22 pm Barnes, Ricky Ridings, Tag Mathis, David
26 12:33 pm Wilson, Mark Baddeley, Aaron Rollins, John
27 12:44 pm Henry, J.J. Appleby, Stuart Harrington, Padraig
28 12:55 pm Pampling, Rod McCarron, Scott Janzen, Lee
29 1:06 pm Slocum, Heath Stadler, Kevin Snyder III, Joey
30 1:17 pm Turnesa, Marc Romero, Andres Bowditch, Steven
31 1:28 pm Wilson, Dean Gonzales, Andres Fraser, Marcus
32 1:39 pm Haley II, Paul Constable, Donald Allan, Steve
33 1:50 pm Gardiner, Scott Percy, Cameron Honeck, Creighton
Beginning on Tee 10
34 12:00 pm Trahan, D.J. Gillis, Tom Bolli, Justin
35 12:11 pm Hahn, James Harman, Brian Hicks, Justin
36 12:22 pm Micheel, Shaun Teater, Josh Driscoll, James
37 12:33 pm Steele, Brendan Bradley, Michael Sabbatini, Rory
38 12:44 pm Curtis, Ben Wagner, Johnson Pride, Dicky
39 12:55 pm Wi, Charlie Karlsson, Robert Knost, Colt
40 1:06 pm Green, Nathan Day, Glen Claxton, Will
41 1:17 pm Norlander, Henrik Park, Jin Tomasulo, Peter
42 1:28 pm Short, Jr., Wes Gates, Bobby Dobyns, Matt
43 1:39 pm LaBelle II, Doug Presnell, Alistair Blaum, Ryan
44 1:50 pm Knox, Russell LeBrun, Steve Schmuhl, Jason

PGATour.com

 

The Course

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Montreux is a 7,422 yard, par-72 course. It was opened in 1997 and designed by Jack Nicklaus. It was renovated in 2002 and the primary changes were the replacement of the 10th, 11th and 12th holes. The course ranked sixth among the toughest layouts in 2010.

That was the third-highest difficulty rating for a non-major.

 

What's At Stake?

The winner receives a valuable 300 points in the FedEx Cup standings. Considering the field isn't made up of heavyweights in the current golf landscape, that could be huge.

Information per PGATour.com

 

 

Players to Watch

J.J. Henry

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After setting a 72-hole record of plus 43 in 2012 en route to the title, Henry is back looking to defend his crown. He's again one of the favorites primarily because of his success at Montreux. The 38-year-old had a top-10 finish at the John Deere Classic in July, but stumbled a bit at the RBC Canadian Open.

He finished tied for 31st, but Reno has seemingly almost always been good to Henry.

He's made the cut seven-straight starts and has finished in the top 10 three times. He's a good bet to be in the hunt again this year.

 

Mark Wilson

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Wilson has three top-10 finishes this year and coming into the tournament, he's had the most promising season. He's had two top-10 finishes at Montreux in his career and PGATour.com's Rob Bolton lists him as No. 1 in his power rankings for the field.

 

Andres Romero

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Who has the best chance to win in Reno?

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You have to love the way Romero has been playing of late. Early on in the The Greenbrier Classic, it looked as if he would be a major factor. He wound up tying for 41st, but he still never had a round worse than 71 and he finished the tournament minus three overall.

Romero also finished tied for 13th in the AT&T National.

He hasn't had an over-par showing in a tournament since he finished plus one at the Byron Nelson Championship in May. He's a definite sleeper and legitimate contender in Reno.

 

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