by Roz Roberts III
Michael Thompson tees off Thursday in Reno, Nevada where he will be competing in the Barracuda Championship. The Barracuda Championship uses a modified Stableford scoring system which encourages aggressive play and awards positive points for birdies, eagles, and double eagles while subtracting points for bogeys and worse.
The scoring used for the Barracuda Championship is as follows:
• Double Eagle: 8 points
• Eagle: 5 points
• Birdie: 2 points
• Par: 0 points
• Bogey: -1 point
• Double Bogey or more: -3 points
Michael tees off at 1:06pm PT from the tenth hole. He is paired with Mark Wilson and Jonas Blixt.