PGA Tour Brunch @Zurich Classic
@PGATourBrunch Recaps R-3; Previews Final Round at Zurich in NOLA
PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of Zurich Classic
Six teams shot (63) for low round of the day, including third round leaders Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel.
The South African team Oosthuizen/Schwartzel seek to join nine players from outside the United States to win the Zurich Classic since 2000.
Defending champions Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer sit T-9 and four back at (15-under).
The Zurich Classic of New Orleans switched from individual stroke play to the two-man team format in 2017 and is the only official FedExCup team event on Tour. Since team format was introduced, the 54-hole leaders/co-leaders have gone on to win twice - two of the three years - (2017/Cameron Smith/Jonas Blixt, 2019/Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer). The 2020 event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two-time major champion and 2011 Zurich Classic winner Bubba Watson and 2019-20 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Scottie Scheffler birdied two of the final three holes (Nos. 16 and 18) for a 6-under (66) and sit T-4 at (17-under), two strokes back of the leaders. Scheffler is making his Zurich Classic debut. Watson is making his 13th appearance and fourth in team format with his third different partner.
Format: Foursomes in fourth round.
Highlights from Round Three:
Tournament Tee Times today at 9:50am (local)/10:50am (EDT through 12:55pm (local)/1:55pm (EDT)
Weather: Sunday will be mostly sunny and 71-degrees with winds at 10 mph.
PGATourBrunch will be posting a Zurich Classic Wrap-Up at Noon (EDT)on Monday, April 26.
Next Week: Valspar Championship (Palm Harbor, FLA)
Leaderboard After Third Round at Zurich Classic
Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel 63-71-63—197 (-19)
Marc Leishman/Cameron Smith 63-72-63—198 (-18)
Cameron Champ/Tony Finau 63-68-67—198 (-18)
Bubba Watson/Scottie Scheffler 64-69-66—199 (-17)
Viktor Hovland/Kris Ventura 62-69-68—199 (-17)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: RBC Heritage
COURSE: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA
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OFFICIAL SITE: (Zurich Classic of New Orleans)
TV COVERAGE: On Sunday, April 25 - Golf Channel’s TV coverage goes from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: On Sunday, PGA Tour Live offers Featured Groups streaming from 10:30am to 3:00pm (EDT) and Featured Holes from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Streaming Radio coverage Sunday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
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What They’re Saying:
Schwartzel, Oosthuizen Surge (PGATourCom)
South African Pair Leads by One (GolfWeek/USAToday)
Tiger’s first picture since auto accident (ESPN/Instagram)
How a Golfer Impacts the Game (GolfWeek/USAToday)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 25, 1999 - Jesper Parnivik, the eccentric Swedish golfer know for wearing his baseball cap with the bill turned upwards, won his second of five PGA Tour events. Parnevik won the Greater Greensboro Open by shooting a final round (70), good enough to defeat runner-up Jim Furyk by two strokes. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE