The PGA Tour tries team competition for the second year in a row at the Zurich Classic. Here are the key stats and information for play at TPC Louisiana. Click here for full-field tee times.
How to watch:
Thursday, Rd. 1: Golf Channel, 2:30-6:30PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Friday, Rd. 2: Golf Channel, 2:30-6:30PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Saturday, Rd. 3: Golf Channel, 1-2:45PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; CBS, 3-6 p.m.
Sunday, Rd. 4: Golf Channel, 1-2:45PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; CBS, 3-6 p.m.
Purse: $7,200,000 ($1,036,800 to each winner)
Course: TPC Louisiana (par 72; 7,425 yards)
Defending champions: Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt (-27) in a playoff over Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner
News and notes
• All four reigning major champions – Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed – are in the field this week. This is the first time all four reigning major winners have played this event since 1984 (Ben Crenshaw, Larry Nelson, Tom Watson, Hall Sutton).
• Both members of winning team this week will earn an official PGA Tour victory, two-year Tour exemptions, and exemptions into the Players and PGA Championships.
• That said, no Official World Golf Ranking points are awarded from this event and winners will not earn exemptions into the 2019 Masters.
Notable teams in the field
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson
• Rose won this event in 2014, when it was individual stroke play. From 2012-16, he was a combined 60 under at TPC Louisiana in stroke play, seven shots better than any other player.
• Rose has dramatically improved his performance on the greens from last season, moving from 123rd in strokes gained-putting to 10th.
• Stenson’s last three starts look like this: solo 4th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, T-6 at the Houston Open, and T-5 at the Masters.
Jon Rahm and Wesley Bryan
• Rahm is coming off a victory at the Spanish Open, his second worldwide win in 2018 and fifth since Jan. 2017.
• Rahm outdrives Bryan by an average of 30 yards off the tee, 305.1 to 276.3.
• Rahm is second on Tour in the strokes gained-off the tee, while Bryan is 210th, last among qualifying players.
Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay
• Reed is just the fifth reigning Masters champ to play the Zurich since 2000, joining Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson (twice), and Bubba Watson.
• Reed has gone T-2, T-7, T-9, WIN in his last four starts.
• Cantlay broke through for his maiden PGA Tour win earlier this season at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.