PGA Tour Brunch Moving Day at Zurich
@PGATourBrunch With Third Round Coverage of Zurich Classic
PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of Zurich Classic of NOLA
By carding (68s), Cameron Champ/Tony Finau match Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose for low round of the day on Friday.
Norwegian team of Viktor Hovland/Kris Ventura are attempting to join nine players from outside the United States to win the Zurich Classic since 2000. Ventura can join 17 players since 1990 who have made the Zurich Classic their maiden victory on the PGA Tour.
Defending champions Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer sit T-9 and five back at 8-under.
Nick Watney (No. 4) and Graeme McDowell (No. 17) made the fourth and fifth aces, respectively, at TPC Louisiana since the tournament switched to the team format.
Since team format was introduced, the 36-hole leaders/co-leaders have gone on to win twice (2017/Cameron Smith/Jonas Blixt, 2019/Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer)
Cutline came in at (-6).
Format: Four-ball third round, Foursomes in fourth round.
Tournament Tee Times today at 8:05am (local)/9:05am (EDT through 11:45pm (local)/12:45pm (EDT)
Weather: Scattered thunderstorms on Saturday (30% chance of rain) with temps ranging from 73-degrees to 85. Southwest winds at 15-25mph. Scattered pop-up type thunderstorms will be possible through much of the day as a frontal boundary remains nearly stalled north of New Orleans. Thunderstorms are not expected to be widespread, and probabilities of any given hour are low, yet the threat for a storm will linger through sunset. Sunday will be mostly sunny and 71-degrees with winds at 10 mph.
PGATourBrunch will be posting before 9am (EDT) on Sunday.
Next Week: Valspar Championship (Palm Harbor, FLA)
Leaderboard After Second Round at Zurich Classic
Cameron Champ/Tony Finau 63-68—131 (-13)
Viktor Hovland/Kris Ventura 62-69—131 (-13)
Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose 65-68—133 (-11)
Bubba Watson/Scottie Scheffler 64-69—133 (-11)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: RBC Heritage
COURSE: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @Zurich_Classic
OFFICIAL SITE: (Zurich Classic of New Orleans)
TV COVERAGE: On Saturday, April 24 and 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 Saturday PGA Live Featured Groups runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) with Featured Holes going from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). 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 Saturday and 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.
How to Watch: (PGATourCom)
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What They’re Saying:
Two Teams Tied for Lead for Second Straight Day (NOLAcom)
McDowell Makes Brilliant Ace (PGATourCom)
Rose, Stenson Combine to Make Move (PGATourCom)
How to Prep for the Zurich Classic (NOLAcom)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 24, 1988 - Chip Beck shot a final round (64) to win the USF&G Classic in New Orleans. Beck won by seven strokes over Lanny Wadkins. Beck had a chance to tie the PGA Tour record of 27-under but missed his 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE