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APRiL 22-25, 2021

Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Location & Course Information New OrleaNs, la. TPC lOuisiaNa

Pete Dye designed TPC louisiana with assistance from player consultants steve elkington and New Orleans native Kelly Gibson. The course, which opened in 2004, stretches along the Mississippi river delta, incorporating stands of cypress and oak trees. Yardage: 7,425; par 72.

Notable Course Features

The signature hole is the 18th, a risk-oriented par 5. it is reachable in two shots, but water all the way down the right side adds an element of danger and 12 strategically placed bunkers come into play on the tee shot, layup area and approach.

2019 Champion

(No event in 2020) Jon rahm, spain/ryan Palmer, u.s.

Charity Benefit

The Fore! Kids Foundation, founded in 1958, has raised more than $40 million with golf events including the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Proceeds from the tournament are distributed to more than 100 charitable organizations and schools.

HOW JON RAHM AND RYAN PALMER WON

Jon rahm and ryan Palmer took control with birdies on the 13th and 14th holes in the alternate-shot final round, followed by a 25-foot par-saving putt on 15 by rahm to set up a worryfree final three holes, a 69, and a three-stroke victory over sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood. X rahm/Palmer trailed by four strokes after a first-round 64 in best ball, but their secondround 65 was the best in the field in the alternate-shot format as they moved in front.

cHEck tHis Out X The 65 in the second round by Jon rahm and ryan Palmer was the lowest score in the alternate-shot format in the three years the Zurich Classic of New Orleans has been a team event. X The 60 by Brian Gay/rory sabbatini in the first round matched the lowest score in the best-ball format, accomplished by four teams in the first two years of the event. X rahm/Palmer’s 134 for the two alternate-shot rounds led the field.

LEADERBOARD 2019 Player

Pos

1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup Points*

Earnings*

Jon rahm / ryan Palmer

1

64

65

64

69

262/-26

400

$1,051,200

Golf Channel/NBC

sergio Garcia / Tommy Fleetwood

2

65

68

64

68

265/-23

162

$423,400

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Brian Gay / rory sabbatini

T3

60

70

66

71

267/-21

96

$256,412

K.H. lee / Matt every

T3

65

69

65

68

267/-21

96

$256,412

Media Coverage images: getty images

“Our games complement each other so much, the way we drive the ball, our iron play, and there’s nothing better than missing greens knowing his short game is behind me.” — Ryan Palmer on partner Jon Rahm 19 20

Quick Facts

Field: 80 two-player teams Format: Four-Ball (first and third round); Foursomes (second and fourth round) Purse: $7.4 million Winner’s Share: $1,065,600 for each player FedExCup Points: 400 for each player on the winning team

a 65 by champions Jon rahm and ryan Palmer in the second round was the lowest alternate-shot score in the three years of team play at the Zurich Classic.

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