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The Reno-Tahoe Open Adds More Big Names

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7/26/2012
 
 
 

RENO, Nev. (July 26, 2012) – As the 2012 Reno-Tahoe Open quickly approaches, the PGA TOUR tournament's commitment list continues to grow, adding top players Stuart Appleby, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Bryce Molder to the field for the 14th annual event.  The four professionals join others including Padraig Harrington, John Daly, David Duval, Chris DiMarco, Rocco Mediate and defending champion Scott Piercy in competing for a piece of the tournament's $3 million purse. The Reno-Tahoe Open is the only PGA TOUR event to use a Modified Stableford scoring format.

Taking home four top-25 finishes so far this season, Stewart Cink has spent more than 40 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) since turning pro in 1995. He won the 2009 Open Championship and ranks 11th in career earnings on the PGA TOUR with more than $30 million. His best finish this year is T13 at the Farmers Insurance Open.

A nine-time PGA TOUR winner, Stuart Appleby began his professional career on the PGA TOUR of Australasia in 1992 before moving onto the Web.Com Tour (then known as the Nike Tour) where he won his first-ever tournament. The Australia native has three top-25 finishes this year including T18 at the Travelers Championship. During the final round of his 2010 Greenbrier victory, Appleby became only the fifth player in history to shoot a 59 during tournament play, and was named the 2010 "PGA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year" award.

Justin Leonard is a three-time Ryder Cup team member and has won 12 times on the PGA TOUR. The University of Texas at Austin alumnus won the 1992 U.S. Amateur, was a two time All-American in 1993 and 1994, and was the individual NCAA champion and recipient of the Haskins Award as the most outstanding collegiate golfer in 1994.  His best finish on the PGA TOUR in 2012 is T8th at the Farmers Insurance Open and he ranks 10th in Career Earnings on the PGA TOUR. Leonard also took home wins at the 1997 Open Championship and the 1998 Players Championship followed by 24 weeks in the top 10 of the OWGR in 1998 and 1999.

Bryce Molder is currently 79th on the FedExCup points list and has one top-10 and seven top-25 finishes so far this year. His best finish on the PGA TOUR in 2012 is T7 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions adding to what has been a consistently strong showing over the past three years. He took home his first PGA TOUR win at last year's Frys.com Open after a playoff with Briny Baird. Molder's first professional showing took place at the 2001 Reno-Tahoe Open where he finished third behind John Cook and Jerry Kelly.

For more information on the 14th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, including ticket sales, vacation packages, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RenoTahoeOpen.com or contact the tournament office at 775-322-3900.

 

The 14th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 30 – Aug 5, 2012 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. 

RENO, Nev. (July 26, 2012) – As the 2012 Reno-Tahoe Open quickly approaches, the PGA TOUR tournament’s commitment list continues to grow, adding top players Stuart Appleby, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Bryce Molder to the field for the 14th annual event.  The four professionals join others including Padraig Harrington, John Daly, David Duval, Chris DiMarco, Rocco Mediate and defending champion Scott Piercy in competing for a piece of the tournament’s $3 million purse. The Reno-Tahoe Open is the only PGA TOUR event to use a Modified Stableford scoring format.

 

Taking home four top-25 finishes so far this season, Stewart Cink has spent more than 40 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) since turning pro in 1995. He won the 2009 Open Championship and ranks 11th in career earnings on the PGA TOUR with more than $30 million. His best finish this year is T13 at the Farmers Insurance Open.

 

A nine-time PGA TOUR winner, Stuart Appleby began his professional career on the PGA TOUR of Australasia in 1992 before moving onto the Web.Com Tour (then known as the Nike Tour) where he won his first-ever tournament. The Australia native has three top-25 finishes this year including T18 at the Travelers Championship. During the final round of his 2010 Greenbrier victory, Appleby became only the fifth player in history to shoot a 59 during tournament play, and was named the 2010 “PGA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year” award.

 

Justin Leonard is a three-time Ryder Cup team member and has won 12 times on the PGA TOUR. The University of Texas at Austin alumnus won the 1992 U.S. Amateur, was a two time All-American in 1993 and 1994, and was the individual NCAA champion and recipient of the Haskins Award as the most outstanding collegiate golfer in 1994.  His best finish on the PGA TOUR in 2012 is T8th at the Farmers Insurance Open and he ranks 10th in Career Earnings on the PGA TOUR. Leonard also took home wins at the 1997 Open Championship and the 1998 Players Championship followed by 24 weeks in the top 10 of the OWGR in 1998 and 1999.

 

Bryce Molder is currently 79th on the FedExCup points list and has one top-10 and seven top-25 finishes so far this year. His best finish on the PGA TOUR in 2012 is T7 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions adding to what has been a consistently strong showing over the past three years. He took home his first PGA TOUR win at last year’s Frys.com Open after a playoff with Briny Baird. Molder’s first professional showing took place at the 2001 Reno-Tahoe Open where he finished third behind John Cook and Jerry Kelly.

 

For more information on the 14th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, including ticket sales, vacation packages, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RenoTahoeOpen.com or contact the tournament office at 775-322-3900.

 

The 14th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 30 – Aug 5, 2012 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev.

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