Updated Zurich Classic 2022 Odds, Field, Format: Cameron Smith & Marc Leishman Set To Defend Title
Stacy Revere/Getty Images. Pictured: Marc Leishman (left) and Cameron Smith.
- Viktor Hovland and Collin Morikawa are favored this week at the 2022 Zurich Classic.
- The PGA TOUR shifts to a team format at TPC Louisiana, where Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith won last year.
- Check out the latest odds from PointsBet, as well as a breakdown of the unique format, below.
2022 Zurich Classic Odds
Odds via PointsBet.
|Hovland, V/Morikawa, C||+800|
|Cantlay, P/Schauffele, X||+850|
|Leishman, M/Smith, Cameron||+900|
|Burns, S/Horschel, B||+1100|
|Palmer, R/Scheffler, S||+1100|
|Fleetwood, T/Garcia, S||+1600|
|Lowry, S/Poulter, I||+1800|
|Gooch, T/Homa, M||+2200|
|Niemann, J/Pereira, M||+2200|
|Varner III, H/Watson, B||+2500|
|An, Byeong-Hun/Sung-jae, I||+3000|
|Hatton, T/Willett, D||+3000|
|Riley, Davis/Zalatoris, W||+3000|
|Bradley, K/Steele, B||+3300|
|Hadwin, A/Svensson, A||+4000|
|Kirk, C/Todd, B||+4000|
|Kizzire, P/Poston, JT||+4000|
|McDowell, G/Power, S||+4000|
|Bezuidenhout, C/Schwartzel, C||+5000|
|Bramlett, J/McNealy, M||+5000|
|Clark, W/Tringale, C||+5000|
|Laird, M/MacIntyre, R||+5000|
|Merritt, T/Streb, R||+5000|
|Mitchell, K/Snedeker, B||+5000|
|Sigg, G/Straka, Sepp||+5000|
|Ghim, D/Schwab, M||+6000|
|Stenson, H/Rose, J||+6000|
|Knox, K/Stuard, B||+6600|
|Noren, A/Norlander, H||+6600|
|Brown, S/Kisner, K||+7000|
|Day, J/Scrivener, J||+7000|
|Moore, T/NeSmith, M||+8000|
|Hossler, B/Theegala, S||+9000|
|Lipsky, D/Rai, A||+9000|
|Dahmen, J/Jaeger, S||+10000|
|Garnett, B/Stallings, S||+10000|
|Glover, L/Reavie, C||+10000|
|Barjon, P/Hoge, T||+12500|
|Buckley, H/Smalley, A||+12500|
|Cabrera Bello, R/Grillo, E||+12500|
|Duncan, T/Schenk, A||+12500|
|Grace, B/Higgo, G||+12500|
|Higgs, H/Smotherman, A||+12500|
|Horsfield, S/Wallace, M||+12500|
|Kohles, B/McCarthy, Denny||+12500|
|O’Hair, S/Piercy, S||+12500|
|Redman, D/Ryder, S||+12500|
|Hoag, B/Long, A||+15000|
|Hoffman, C/Watney, N||+15000|
|Lebioda, H/Seiffert, C||+15000|
|Rodgers, P/Wu, Brandon||+15000|
|Uihlein, P/Werenski, R||+15000|
|Aphibarnrat, K/Kitayama, K||+20000|
|Brehm, R/Hubbard, M||+20000|
|Chappell, K/Hahn, J||+20000|
|Hagy, B/Percy, C||+20000|
|Hardy, N/Thompson, Curtis||+20000|
|Herman, J/Taylor, V||+20000|
|Hodges, L/Whaley, V||+20000|
|Armour, R/Gligic, M||+25000|
|Atwal, A/Herbert, L||+25000|
|Bryan, W/Mullinax, T||+25000|
|Creel, J/Ramey, C||+25000|
|Huh, J/Kang, Sung||+25000|
|Kraft, K/Tway, K||+25000|
|Lower, J/Wu, D||+25000|
|McGreevy, M/Novak, A||+25000|
|Skinns, D/Tarren, C||+25000|
|Stanley, K/Villegas, C||+25000|
|Byrd, J/Hadley, C||+30000|
|Cook, A/Dufner, J||+30000|
|Kim, M/Noh, S||+30000|
|Lee, D/Bae, Sang-Moon||+30000|
|Reeves, S/Wolfe, J||+30000|
|Gainey, T/Garrigus, R||+40000|
|Martin, B/Van Pelt, B||+40000|
|Gutschewski, S/Points, DA||+50000|
|Haas, B/Haas, J||+50000|
|Knous, J/Trainer, M||+50000|
|Van Der Walt, D/Drewitt, B||+50000|
We’re getting a change of pace this week with the 2022 Zurich Classic.
Instead of the traditional stroke-play events that pit every player against each other, 160 golfers are pairing up this week at TPC Louisiana. Eighty teams are in the field this week, and some are made up of golf’s biggest names.
Five of the top six players in the world are in the field this week, and two of them have teamed up. Collin Morikawa (No. 2) and Viktor Hovland (No. 5) have by far the lowest combined Official World Golf Ranking total, although there are some impressive teams in the field, as well.
No. 1 player Scottie Scheffler has partnered up with Ryan Palmer this week. Palmer has played this event in previous years with Jon Rahm.
Two other teams stand out in the field, with Billy Horschel (No. 14) teaming up with Sam Burns (No. 11) and Patrick Cantlay (No. 4) teaming up with Xander Schauffele (No. 12)
The team to beat based on recent history, though, is a pair of Aussies. Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman won last year’s tournament and are back. Smith is a two-time winner of this event, winning the first year of this format back in 2017 with Jonas Blixt.
So, here’s how this is going to work.
The first and third rounds are going to be best ball, which means each player will play every hole as usual. The team will take the best score between the two players and put it on the scorecard.
The second and fourth rounds will be alternate shot, a true form of team golf. That format is pretty straightforward. One player will hit it off the tee, and the other will hit the second shot, and they’ll continue rotating shots until the day is over.
There is a cut after the second round. The top-33 teams and ties will make the weekend.
Obviously, teams fluctuate from year to year. There are no powerhouses, necessarily, in this event.
Blixt and Smith won at 27-under in 2017. Billy Horschel won the tournament for the second time (he won the stroke-play Zurich Classic in ’13) with Scott Piercy the following year, and then Palmer and Rahm won in ’19.
After the ’20 tournament was canceled, Leishman and Smith won last year in a playoff against South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.