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Updated Zurich Classic 2022 Odds, Field, Format: Cameron Smith & Marc Leishman Set To Defend Title

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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.

Golfers Odds
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
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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.

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Format

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.

Past Winners

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.

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