Henry wins Barracuda playoff, earns final PGA Championship berth

The Associated Press

Series: PGA Tour

Published: Sunday, August 09, 2015 | 10:00 p.m.

RENO, Nev. (AP) --J.J. Henry won the Barracuda Championship for the second time in four years Sunday, beating Kyle Reifers with a 15-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the second hole of a playoff.

After Henry holed the left-to-right breaking putt on the par-5 18th, Reifers missed a 10-footer.

Reifers had three back-nine eagles in a 22-point round to match Henry at 47 points at Montreux Golf and Country Club in the PGA Tour's only modified Stableford event. The 40-year-old Henry, also the 2012 winner, closed with a birdie for a six-point round.

Players received eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.

On 18 on the first extra hole, Reifers made a 12-foot birdie putt after Henry chipped to 1 1/2 feet to set up his birdie.

Reifers eagled three of the last six holes in regulation, making a 12-foot putt on the par-5 13th, holing out from 90 yards on the par-4 14th, and closing with a 15-footer on 18.

Henry has three career PGA Tour titles, also winning the 2006 Buick Championship in his home state of Connecticut.

Patrick Rodgers was a point back after an 11-point round.

Andres Gonzales was fourth at 43 after a 10-point round, and David Toms was another point back after scoring two points.