Zurich Classic. Billy Horschel & Scott Piercy Win.

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Billy Horschel & Scott Piercy win the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.

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Billy and Scott carded a last round -5 under 67 to win the Zurich Classic by one shot at -22 under par.

Scott said they were both excited;

“We’re excited, my partner was awesome this week.”

“He sacked up big all week, hit some really big shots. Hats off to him.”

“I was kind of zoned out, to be honest. I knew my partner was hitting good shots. I just had to go try to put him in the right spot for the next one.”

Billy spoke about validation for all the hard work involved;

“It means a lot, it’s nice to see the validation. Validate all the hard work, that you’re doing the right things.”

“Sometimes the results just don’t show.”

Jason Dufner and Pat Perez finished in second place at -21 under, after their final round -4 under par 68.

In third spot were Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen, from South Africa, a final round -4 under 68 giving them a -20 under par tournament total.

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Zurich Classic. Kevin & Scott In Front.

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Kevin Kisner & Scott Brown are in front of the chasing pack after 54 holes of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.

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Kevin and Scott shot a -8 under par 64 in the four-ball format to lead the Zurich Classic by one shot at the end of round three with a -19 under par total.

Kevin and Scott were beaten here last year in a play-off, but  Kevin thinks their experience will hold them in good stead;

“We’ve been doing this for 20 years, we know each other pretty well. I think that’s why we gel so well together.”

“He knows I’m not going to be upset if he’s playing bad, or if I hit a bad shot he’s not going to be upset at me. “

“What did they tell us, your bad shots are the other person’s problem, so have fun.”

Sharing second place at -18 under are Tony Finau & Daniel Summerhays, -9 under 63 today, and Michel Kim & Andrew Putnam with their -6 under 66 third round score.

Daniel explained the golfing relationship with Tony;

“Last year we were kind of all up in each other’s space. Hey, come read this putt. Let’s read together. What do you think here.”

“This year we’ve just completely backed off everything. I called Tony in to read one putt yesterday and that’s basically it.”

“It’s the underlying trust, right? He’s trying his darnedest to get me in a good spot.”

“I think that’s the great thing about having a close friend. We’ve played so much golf together. There isn’t any of that judgment.”

“I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. I think it’s going to be difficult, but that’s what we do.”

Tomorrow is another round of foursomes, alternate shot, so expect more low scores, it will be fun to watch.

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Zurich Classic. Andrew Putnam & Michael Kim The Leading Team.

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Andrew Putnam & Michael Kim are the leading team at the Zurich Classic after 36 holes at TPC Louisiana.

Team Kim/Putnam hold slim lead after Round 2

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Michael and Andrew carded -3 under par 69 in the alternate shot format to lead the Zurich Classic by one stroke at -13 under par.

Andrew explained the golfing relationship with Michael;

“We ham and egged it well.”

 “When one person hit a bad shot, the next person hit a good recovery. Wasn’t our prettiest golf, but that’s what we did.”

Michael replied;

“I probably hit it into places Andrew has never seen before.”

In second place are Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, shooting -2 under 70 today for a tournament total of -12 under par.

Kevin and Scott are longtime friends;

“We would love to get a trophy together, we grew up together and are long-time friends, so it would be fun to win together.”

“We’ve won a bunch of tournaments together, so we’re looking forward to the weekend.”

Third place is shared between two teams, Chad Campbell & Matt Jones, -2 under 70 today and Nate Lashley & Rob Oppenheim with a second round -3 under 69. both teams at -11 under par.

Neither Chad or Matt have won in a while, but they are relaxed about it, Chad saying;

“I think we just believe in each other. We’re both relaxed out there and very confident. If one of us hits a bad shot the other one can recover from it.”

“Golf is a crazy game. Never know when it’s going to turn around.”

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Zurich Classic. Two Teams Tied at the Top


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There are two teams at the top of the Zurich Classic leaderboard after day one at  TPC Louisiana, Chez Reavie and Lucas Glover, USA  and  Xinjun Zhang and Zecheng Dou from China, both teams at -12 under par in the four-ball format.

Glover/Reavie tied for lead

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Chez and Lucas combined well, playing ham and eggs golf. sharing putting information, Lucas saying;

“Chez started well and I picked it up in the middle of the back nine,”

He closed it off and then we both played really well on the front. Just kind of ham and egged it, I guess, as they would say.”

Chez added;

“We were just rolling, I think we’re comfortable.”

“We like to laugh and have a good time when we’re playing golf, and it definitely helps.”

“I think we’re both really good ball strikers.”

“We wanted to strategize properly, and so I would lay back in some of the fairways and let him get more aggressive on the tees.”

“We’re just very comfortable helping each other out.”

“If I tell him something and he’s not all in, then he’s going to do what he wants and I’m completely good with it, and vice versa.”

Tomorrow is alternate shot, so anything could happen.

 

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Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Teams Spieth/ Palmer and Stanley / Ruffels Lead.

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There is a  tie at the top of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans leaderboard, the team of Jordan Spieth and  Ryan Palmer, accompanied by Kyle Stanley with Ryan Ruffels share top spot in this team event at TPC Louisiana.

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Both teams carded opening rounds of -6 under par 66 in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Jordan spoke about his bonus chip-in;

“We knew we were going to have a couple of birdie holes coming in with a wedge on 16 and obviously a par five.”

“So we figured we could keep moving up the board, It was definitely nice for it to go in. It was a nice little bonus.”

Ryan Ruffels was happy with  his partner Kyle;

“I get along great with Kyle and I think our games sort of are somewhat similar.”

 “He’s very calm and collected, plays very boring golf, just so consistent.”

“It’s nice to know he’s going to hit a fairway, he’s going to hit a green. That takes a lot of stress out of you.”

Four teams are tied in third place at -5 under par after rounds of 67; K.J.Choi / Charlie Wi, Two Ben’s Martin and Crane, Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith, with Charley Hoffman and Nick Watney.

Nick spoke of his admiration for Charlie;

“It’s fun to be here again, and then to partner with Charley.”

 

 

Zurich Classic of New Orleans, 3rd Round Still Wet.

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As you can see in the picture below, there is not a lot happening today at TPC Louisiana in the 3rd round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

 

Monday finish likely in New Orleans

The players did get out and start, but then this happened.

Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Johnny Vegas Half-Way Lead with Jamie Lovemark.

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Johnny Vegas shares the half-way lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, with Jamie Lovemark, but the second round has been suspended due to darkness.

Vegas moves to the top

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Johnny came back to finish the first round, then carded a -3 under par 69 today in the second, at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, put that with his -8 under 64 from yesterday, for a total of -11 under par.

Johnny was tired after a long day out on the  TPC Louisiana course;

“Long day, I played 30 1/2 holes today.”

“I knew it was going to be an extremely long day, so I just kind of kept the mentality and hit one shot at a time and just played as hard as I can.”

“The course was a little easier this morning with the greens being soft, but the wind picked up in the afternoon, and this course was really hard.”

Jamie surge up the leaderboard with -6 under par 66 today in his second round, after finishing his opening round beforehand, to share the lead at the half-way point at -11 under par.

Jamie was also shattered after his long day;

“Just happy to be alive, it was hot, humid. It’s a tough walk, just soft, so ate a ton, walked slow. Not too bad.”

“I’m going to go sleep, man, find some AC, chill a little bit.”

“I’m staying in town, so get some good food and just kind of relax, watch some basketball.”

1st round leader Brian Stuard is one shot back at -10 under, but has yet to finish his second round, -2 under today so far, he still has six holes to complete, before setting off in the third round.

Harold Varner III was -8 under par after a second round -5 under par 67, and is alone in fourth place. He put his success down to good putting;

“I just think I’m obviously putting better.”

“You get out of a few jams when you chip it bad and you hole a few putts you’re supposed to hole, it just makes it a lot easier.”