GolfWRX was live this week from the 2016 Barracuda Championship — most recently known as the Reno-Tahoe Open — at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada. If you missed any of the photos from this week, make sure to browse the galleries in the links below.
Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno is near both Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevadas. That sets a beautiful landscape for low scores, or should I say high scores, in this Modified Stableford format, which the tournament adopted in 2012.
Now, it’s time for the Biggest Little Revealing photos in golf.
I told you, it’s a beautiful landscape to play golf, and hopefully make a bunch of birdies. Here’s a gallery full of awesome photos of Montreux G&CC taken by our Tour photographer, Greg Moore a.k.a. Pga43.
If the players miss their tee-time, they can’t blame the clocks since it clearly states this is not the official time. But it does make you wonder, what’s the point of this big clock by the putting green if that’s not going to be the official clock.
I’m stumped on this one. It looks like the bottom of a Ski Pole, which may actually make sense given the proximity to the Sierra Nevadas.
Upon further investigation… yea it still looks like a Ski Pole, but with a golf grip on it.
And a tennis ball in this bag? Skiers and tennis players?! I’m not sure what’s going on this week in Reno, but it’s proving the case that golfers indeed can be multi-sport athletes.
Thoughout the Revealing Photos series, we’ve proven time and time again that golf is difficult, even for the best golfers in the world. Just look at the training aids and alignment assisters they need to hone their games.
Rulers, yardstick, t-squares, levels, sticks, rope and just about whatever helps get the job done.
What hope do us normal golfers have?
Rocco may be on board with the newest, hottest technology on the market in PXG, but he’s still sticking to his roots as one of the innovators in customized equipment.
He may have lost to Tiger Woods in the epic Battle at Torrey Pines, but he still wins in the heart of the gear heads for this awesome WITB setup.
Some players have head covers that look like their dogs, while Dicky Pride has a head cover that’s actually a toy his dog uses. Now that’s puppy love.
You don’t want to take a big divot off of this tee box or you’ll ruin your club.
Who knew that Smails was bagging an Odyssey Works Rossie II, which came out in 2015, 35 years after the movie aired. I always knew Caddyshack was ahead of its time.
The Ol’ Billy Baroo is, of course, in reference to this putt — one of the most clutch putts in not only movie history, but in golfing history.
This stamping from Abraham Ancer is a hilarious, and fitting, spin on NBA great Allen Iverson’s nickname: The Answer. You may remember Iverson as the “We talkin bout practice” guy.
But don’t forget he was one of the best “little guards” to ever play.
Maybe Abraham will too go down as one of the greats… hopefully he practices a bit more though, golf is a pretty exacting game.