Weekly Preview: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Weekly Preview: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

Zurich Classic of New Orleans

TPC Louisiana
Avondale, LA

The PGA Tour heads to Louisiana this week for its version of the Ryder Cup. What started out as a gimmick has become a staple on the PGA Tour, as the uniqueness of this event sets it apart from your standard Tour stop. 

The lulls between majors can wear on the average golf fan, so mixing in a wrinkle every now and then isn't such a bad idea. Sure, golf is typically played solo, but we put that aside every two years when the Ryder Cup is held, so why can't we put it aside one more time each year? Honestly, with a tournament – and sometimes two – held nearly every week, I'm all in favor of mixing things up. Besides, this event has produced some solid winners in its first three years as a team event. Cameron Smith, Billy Horschel, and Jon Rahm are all pretty big names, and while their partners did not bring the same level of fanfare, those players still drew plenty of eyeballs. No power duo has ever won this event, but Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood came close two years ago. Maybe that's not the level of duo you were thinking – Garcia is past his prime and Fleetwood has never won in the U.S. – but that's beside the point. Anything can happen this week, but expect at least one top-tier player to have half a grasp on the trophy in

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Greg Vara
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