The PGA Tour takes a break from its regularly scheduled programming to bring us the Zurich Classic — the only team event of the season. TPC Louisiana will play host to the unique event in New Orleans. Let’s take a closer look at the format and course before diving into some potential futures values.
Teams of two will combine forces for two rounds of alternate shot and two rounds of best ball. It’s comparable to the first two days of the Ryder Cup — except this is stroke play instead of match play. Best ball will be played in the first and third rounds, while the second and final rounds will be alternate shot. Some of you may recall that order was flipped in last year’s tournament.
The tournament will start with 80 teams of two players, which will get reduced down to 35 and ties after the first 36 holes.
While the winners will get many of the same perks that come with winning a standard tour event, the tournament does have a little less serious feel heading into the week.
The idea of “walk-up” music when teams walk to the first tee @Zurich_Classic is incredible. Admittedly I spent too much time reviewing the list of songs players chose. IMO you can’t go wrong with Pearl Jam https://t.co/dm8sVxiltL
— Dave Cordero (@davecordero) April 24, 2018