Zurich Classic | Round 3
NEW ORLEANS - In a bid for their first tournament victories of the season, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele followed their tournament record 13-under (59) in R-1 with a 4-under (68) in Foursomes in R-2.
The teams of Aaron Rai/David Lipsky and Doc Redman/Sam Ryder seek their first career Tour victory and trail by only a stroke each.
Australians Jason Day/Jason Scrivener and South Africans Branden Grace/Garrick Higgo tied the Foursomes tournament record with a 7-under (65), matching Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer from their R-2 in 2019.
Two of the previous four winning teams have come back from four-or-more strokes after 36-holes (2018 Scott Piercy and Billy Horschel were seven back, 2021 Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith were four back. The defending champions (Leishman and C.Smith) sit T-8 and trail by six strokes.
Billy Horschel/Sam Burns (T-6) at (-14) followed an outgoing nine of 1-over 37 with a 5-under 31 coming in, good for a 4-under (68). Horschel is the only player to win the Zurich Classic in both the individual (2013) and team format (with Scott Piercy in 2018).
The team of Joaquin Niemann and Mito Pereira withdrew from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans prior to the start of R-2, due to a Pereira back injury.
Tee Times are at 7:20am (local)/8:30am (ET) to 11:45am (local)/12:45pm (EDT)
Zurich Classic | Leaderboard After 36 Holes:
Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele 59-68—127 (-17)
Doc Redman/Sam Ryder 61-67—128 (-16)
Aaron Rai/David Lipsky 61-67—128 (-16)
Cameron Tringale/Wyndham Clark 62-67—129 (-15)
Garrick Higgo/Branden Grace 64-65—129 (-15)
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: Later tee times bring later coverage! On Saturday and Sunday, 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 8:45am to 6:00pm (ET) while Sunday’s final round streams on ESPN+ from 10:30am to 6:00pm (ET) or to completion.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Radio coverage today and Sunday 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) in first and today’s third round, Foursomes (alternate shot) round 2 and the 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: 7:20am (local)/8:30am (ET) to 11:45am (local)/12:45pm (EDT)
Weather: Partly cloudy and 72-82 degrees. Winds at 14-15 mph and low chance of rain.
Zurich Classic Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 9:00AM (ET) on Sunday.
Next Week: Mexico Open at Vidanta
What They’re Saying:
Cantlay/Shauffele Maintain One-Shot Lead - (PGATourCom)
Team Haas Makes the Cut (Golf Week/USA Today)
Aussies Tie Alternate Shot Record (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch Zurich Classic (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 23, 2000 - One month after staring down and defeating Tiger Woods at The PLAYERS Championship, Hal Sutton won again at the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, shooting a final round (71) to defeat Andrew Magee. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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