Zurich Classic | Final Round
NEW ORLEANS - Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele’s (187) total set a new 54-hole tournament record since the Zurich Classic of New Orleans became a team event in 2017. Cantlay and Schauffele can become the event’s first team to win in wire-to-wire fashion. Their five-stroke lead is the largest after 54 holes in tournament history (since 2017).
Defending champions Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith are T-19 at 17-under.
The 64.62 scoring average in Round three marked the lowest field scoring average in the Four-Ball Format.
Two-time event winner Billy Horschel and Louisiana native Sam Burns (T-3) at (-23), combined for 10 birdies and one bogey for a 9-under (63). Horschel is the only player to win the Zurich Classic in both the individual (2013) and team format (with Scott Piercy in 2018).
The father-son team of Jay and Bill Haas was 12 under after shooting (68). Coincidentally, at 68 years, four months, 20 days, Jay Haas, made his 799th official start and stands as the oldest player to make a PGA Tour cut.
Zurich Classic | Leaderboard After 54 Holes:
Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele 59-68-60—187 (-29)
Garrick Higgo/Branden Grace 64-65-63—192 (-24)
Sam Burns/Billy Horschel 62-68-63—193 (-23)
Jason Day/Jason Scrivener 65-65-63—193 (-23)
Aaron Rai/David Lipsky 61-67-65—193 (-23)
Zurich Classic | Tournament Facts
COURSE: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye
YARDS/PAR: 7,425 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,300,000
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS: Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winners: 400 to each player
TV COVERAGE: Today, TV coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups today from 10:30am to 6:00pm (ET) or to completion.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Radio coverage today on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00 to 6:00pm (ET) or completion of event. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
NOLA: Remember local time is Central time, one hour behind Eastern Daylight time.
Zurich Classic | The Basics:
How the Team Format Works (PGATourCom)
Four-ball (best ball) was played in the first and third round, Foursomes (alternate shot) was played in Round 2 and today’s fourth round. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans switched from individual stroke play to the two-man team format in 2017 and is the only official FedEx Cup team event on the Tour.
Zurich Classic Tee Times: 9:15am (local)/9:15am (ET) to 12:50pm (local)/1:50pm (EDT)
Weather: Partly cloudy and 80-81 degrees. Isolated thunderstorms starting at 3:00pm (local). Winds 11-13 mph.
Zurich Classic Tournament Web Site: (link)
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Inside the Field (PGATourCom)
What They’re Saying:
Cantlay/Shauffele Dominate at Zurich Classic - (PGATourCom)
Cantlay/Shauffele Shatter 54-hole Course Record (ESPN/Associated Press))
Best Buds Go Low (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch Zurich Classic (Golf Week/USA Today)
Walk-Up Music Pays Tribute to “New Orleans”
First Tee “Walk-Up Music” a Hit (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 24, 1927 - The great Bobby Jones made his first career Hole-in-One on the 170-yard 11th hole at his home club, the East Lake Country Club in Atlanta. Jones took a half-swing with a seven iron and the ball landed on green and bounced in for the ace. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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