Reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed is teamed with Patrick Cantlay for the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans 2018 this week. Other teams include Jordan Spieth/Ryan Palmer, Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Justin Thomas/Bud Cauley and Jon Rahm/Wesley Bryan.
Round 1 is today (Thursday, April 26).
- ZURICH CLASSIC TEAMS, TEE TIMES
- ZURICH CLASSIC LEADERBOARD
ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS
Site: Avondale, La.
Course: TPC Louisiana. Yardage: 7,425. Par: 72.
Purse: $7.2 million. Winner’s share: $2,073,600 ($1,036,800 to each player).
Television: Thursday-Friday, 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports).
Defending champions: Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt.
Previous week: Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open.
FedExCup leader: Justin Thomas.
Notes: This is the only team event on the PGA Tour. The 72 holes of stroke play feature fourballs in the first and third round, foursomes in the second and fourth rounds. … No world ranking points are available. … Ten of the top 14 players in the world ranking are in the field. … The Zurich Classic is the first tournament since the Tour Championship to feature all reigning major champions: Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka. … Koepka is playing for the first time since Kapalua at the start of the year (left-wrist injury). … The 36-hole cut is to the low 35 teams and ties. … Koepka is playing with Marc Turnesa, who has played 15 PGA Tour events since the end of 2014. … Spieth is playing with Ryan Palmer; Thomas with Alabama teammate Bud Cauley; and Reed with Patrick Cantlay. This is Reed’s first start since he won the Masters. … Jon Rahm is teamed with Wesley Bryan. … Chris Paisley of England received a sponsor exemption and is playing with close friend Tommy Fleetwood. … There are teams with both players from Mexico, Canada, Spain, China, England, Ireland, Scotland, Argentina, and two each from Australia and South Africa. There also are three teams of South Korean heritage.