This year’s Barracuda Championship will take place Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23 at Tahoe Mountain Club in Truckee, California. Chez Reavie outlasted Alex Noren to pick up his first PGA TOUR win since 2019 and will return to defend his title. Reavie is +4000 to win outright. Below we will provide a betting guide for the 2023 contest, which includes Barracuda Championship odds.
BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS
Barracuda Championship odds have been posted by top sportsbooks. Keith Mitchell is the favorite at +1800.
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The field for the 2023 Barracuda Championship will be officially announced on Friday, July 14. Until then, here are the odds for John Haslbauer’s projected favorites a month out from the event.
- Mark Hubbard +2000
- Maverick McNealy +2000
- Taylor Pendrith +2200
- Stephan Jaeger +2400
- Greyson Sigg +2500
Tahoe Mountain Club Course Trends
The Barracuda Championship uses the Stableford scoring system, a departure from the traditional Stroke Play format of a week to week PGA TOUR Event. Under this format, players are rewarded more points for birdies and eagles, encouraging aggressive play and rewarding players who excel in easy scoring conditions. Tahoe Mountain Club is a fairly long set up as a 7,390 yard par-71, but distance has not proven to be an advantage here over the years. Instead, in-form iron players have proven to create the most scoring opportunities under this set up.
The mid-range of the odds board has proven to be the sweet spot at the Barracuda Championship over the last 10 years, as seven winners over that span have opened between 30-1 to 80-1 pre-tournament odds. In an opposite field event such as this, it’s best to avoid players at the bottom of the odds board, and difficult to trust a favorite with no players inside the OWGR top-50 in this field.
BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP PAST WINNERS
The below table tracks consensus pre-tournament outright odds for the last 10 winners of the Barracuda Championship.
|2021||Erik Van Rooyen||+7000|
How To Bet The Barracuda Championship
With The Open Championship taking place the same weekend, there will be a lot of big names missing from the Barracuda Championship odds board. When looking over the field, remember that this event uses the Stableford scoring system in which eagles and birdies are worth more points while bogeys are more costly.
Like other PGA Tour events, betting on the Barracuda Championship winner is option. Looking at recent trends, this is one of those events where bettors might want to consider looking beyond the favorites. Chez Reavie, the 2022 winner, had 50-1 odds while Alex Noren, who finished second, had 18-1 odds to win. The 2021 event was a similar situation with winner Erik Van Rooyen having 70-1 odds.