RENO, Nev. — J.J. Henry says figuring out how many points it will take to win the Reno-Tahoe Open with its odd scoring format is as hard as calculating the elevation changes and swirling wind.
“At times you feel like you are more of a mathematician than a golfer,” Henry said Saturday after making an eagle for the third straight day for a three-round total of 36 points in the modified Stableford scoring system. He had a three-point lead over second-round leader Alexandre Rocha of Brazil.
John Daly and Justin Leonard were among more than a dozen players within striking distance with the format that awards five points for eagle, two for birdie and zero for par. Players are docked a point for bogey and three points for anything worse.