This article is about the PGA Tour event; for information on the former Nationwide Tour event, see Reno Open.
The Legends Reno-Tahoe Open
is a professional golf
tournament on the PGA Tour
. Founded in 1999, it is played annually in August, south of Reno, Nevada
. The tournament is held at the Montrêux Golf and Country Club
, located midway between Reno and Lake Tahoe
. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus
and opened in 1997; its average elevation is 5,600 feet (1,707 m) above sea level
The tournament takes place every year in the same week as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. For its first three years, it had a full field of 156 players, while the World Golf Championship event had a field of about 40. When the WGC event expanded to about 80 players in 2002, the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open's field was reduced to 132 players.
The 2008 event concluded on August 3 with a purse of $3.0 million. Parker McLachlin was the winner, taking home the champion's prize of $540,000.
Legends Reno-Tahoe Open