Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Jonas and Cameron Win Play-Off.

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Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, at the fourth extra hole in the play-off.

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith won with a birdie on the 76th hole. (Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

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Jonas and Cameron made a birdie at the fourth extra hole, the par five 18th, to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, to finally beat Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown.

Zurich Classic of New Orleans, It’s A Monday Finish.

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It’s a Monday finish for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after Team Jonas Blixt / Cameron Smith tied with Kevin Kisner / Scott Brown.  An amazing Eagle chip in from Kevin on the 18th setting up the play-off. There was only enough light left to play one extra hole, the par five 18th, and both teams made par.

Kevin Kisner's dynamic eagle chip-in on 18 sent the Zurich Classic into a Monday finish. (Chris Graythan/Getty Images)

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Both of these teams at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans finished with -27 under par, Jonas / Cameron -8 under 64 on the day, while Kevin / Scott shot -12 under 60  in Sunday’s Four-Ball format.

Kevin knew he had a chance watching the ball roll across the green;

“We knew we had to have it, all I was trying to do was make sure I didn’t leave it short.”

“I couldn’t see much. I knew it was breaking a little right, and when it hit the flag I said, don’t you come out of there.”

Jonas knew what was needed to stop them winning in regular time;

“You have to expect the unexpected.”

“We have another shot at it tomorrow, and we just have to leave this behind and try to go out there and make birdie or eagle on 18 tomorrow and try and win this tournament.”

Cameron had to make a short putt, just to get into the play-off; after having victory snatched from them;

“It was tough, but we fought well on the back nine.”

Kelly Kraft / Kevin Tway finished in third place with a -23 under par total, they carded -11 under 61 for their last round together.

Kevin really enjoyed his week;

“That’s probably the most fun I’ve ever had in a golf tournament for sure, playing with one of my best friends.”

“I hope they keep this tournament around. It was really fun.”

Kelly also had fun out there;

“Honestly this week was more fun than Pebble, having Kevin with me, and kind of having someone to celebrate with you.”

“It’s not just you and your caddie out there, it’s you and another partner.”

Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Jonas and Cameron Cruising at the Top.

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Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith are cruising along at the top of the  Zurich Classic of New Orleans leaderboard.

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Team Blue Jonas and Cameron.

Jonas, Sweden and Cameron, Australia, are cruising on top of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans leaderboard at -19 under par, after shooting -4 under 68  in Saturday’s Foursomes format, giving them a four shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow.

Jonas is still receiving stick about how well they get along;

“I do think that Australians and Swedes kind of get along pretty well together.”

“We have the same mindset. There’s a lot of sarcasm out there, and a lot of fun stuff going on.”

“I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, just being out there with Cameron, it’s just fun.”

“It’s like going back to playing as a kid. You just go out there and have fun and try to make birdies. I don’t feel like there’s any stress at all out there and there’s no pressure.”

Cameron is full of praise for his partner;

“I feel very comfortable going into tomorrow.”

“Jonas is playing well, so it’s just like having a backup.”

“If you have a bit of a bad hole, then Jonas is going to get away with a birdie or a par. It just frees you up.”

Tied in second place, one shot back with tournament totals of -15 under par are the teams of Charley Hoffman / Nick Watney, -3 under 69 today, and Kevin Kisner / Scott Brown, who were -5 under 67 today.

At -14 under, in fourth place, with -2 under 70, are Jordan Spieth / Ryan Palmer, they suffered with poor putting today, Jordan missing one from 3 feet, he commented;

“It’s very difficult out here with these grainy greens when you get the wind going one way and the grain the other.”

“So, even on a 6-footer, you’re trying to figure out exactly where you want to hit it and get comfortable.”

 

Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith at the Top.

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Team Jonas and Cameron  are at the top of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans leaderboard after they shot -10 under 62.

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith had it rolling on Friday with two eagles and six birdies. (PGA TOUR)

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Jonas from Sweden and Cameron, Australia teamed up well to lead the Zurich Classic of New Orleans by one shot after their second round -10 under 62.

Jonas spoke of their relationship;

“I think Swedes and Australians get along well with each other.”

Patrick Read and Patrick Cantlay are in second place at -14 under par, after they too carded a second round -10 under 62.

Two teams are tied in third place, K.J. Choi / Charlie Wi, -8 under 64 today, and Troy Merritt / Robert Streb, who also carded a -10 under 62, these guy are at -13 under par for the tournament.

Retief Goosen and Tyrone Van Aswegen had the low round of the day, a -12 under 60, after they both missed a putt on the last for a 59;

Retief said;

“Can you believe it; leave it short for 59.”

 

 

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. Brian Stuard Gets Maiden PGA Tour Win.

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Brian Stuard gets his maiden PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans  beating Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a playoff on Monday.

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At the conclusion of 54 holes, shortened tournament due to the terrible weather conditions, three players were tied at the top of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans leaderboard.

Brian Stuard, -3 under 69 today Jamie Lovemark, -4 under 68 and Byeong-Hun An, -7 under 65, they all had 54 hole totals of -15 under par.

Play-off hole was the par five eighteenth, where Byeong-Hun An was eliminated at the first round with a bogey six.

Brian won at the second time around with a birdie 4, to Jaimie’s par 5.

Brian said he was not playing so well;

“I wasn’t playing great. I was just kind of, I don’t know; hanging around.”

“I kind of hung in there all week. I just didn’t get too ahead of myself and just stayed real patient, and it paid off.”

Jaime was a bit miffed at missing out;

“I feel good, not too disappointed.”

“Just a little bummed, but moving on to next week.”

There was some great play going on further down the field with Bobby Wyatt finishing in fourth position after carding -8 under par 64, which included two bogey’s. He was  just one shot off the play-off places and could have won, but three-putts for bogeys on the par-3 14th and par-4 15th cost him dearly;

“I certainly haven’t been in this position a lot, so I think probably some of it is nerves.” 

“I found out I can play with these guys.”

World number one Jason Day, -6 under 66 today,  finished up tied for fifth place with Chris Kirk, -7 under 65, both at -13 under par, and Jason just wanted another round;

“I just wish it was 72 holes, at least I gave myself an opportunity to be around the leaders.”

 

 

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.

 

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