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.

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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. Rosie Wins

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Rosie, Justin Rose wins the Zurich Classic, in fine fashion at TPC Louisiana, firing 65 and 66 in the final rounds today. Birdies on the last two hole set up the win.

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Justin has now won in six consecutive PGA TOUR seasons, and he is excited about the rest of this season, after he finished here with 65 & 66 for a -22 under par winning total;

“I’m really excited about the rest of the year now.”

“Six years in a row is not easy to do, and I’m actually incredibly grateful and proud of that stat.”

“It’s a good momentum starter for me. I tried to tell myself that this year for me is going to be about April to September, when the big tournaments come around, that’s when I want to play well.”

“You look at Rory’s year last year, it was all about how he played in the summer. I’m very happy it turned around this week in a major championship.”

“It’s an event I’ve played many times. I feel like year in and year out I’ve been closer and closer, and I always joke with the Zurich guys that this is my fifth major.”

“They’ve become such good friends of mine. Any win is sweet but when you get to share it with people you’re close to, it’s fantastic.”

“Earlier this year, it looked impossible to win, I was struggling with my game, and when you are struggling with your game, sometimes winning seems very far off.”

“As a player to make the putt exactly when you need to is huge, I don’t think I’ve made a putt to win a PGA TOUR event outright like that before. That was the first time I’ve had a significant length putt to win.”

Alone in second place was Cameron Tringale, a final round -7 under par 65 nearly getting him into a playoff. He needed to chip in at the par 5 last hole for an Eagle to equal Rosie’s score, the attempt came up inches short.

Boo Weekley came in third at -20 under par, he also shot a final round -7 under par 65.

The scoring was particularly low for the third and fourth rounds, because of the wet conditions the players were allowed to lift clean and place the ball, on the fairway.

 

Zurich Classic. Round 3 Suspended.

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Round 3 of the Zurich Classic has been suspended due to inclement weather conditions at TPC Louisiana.

Jason Day was the second round leader early on Saturday, after the resumption of play for those who did not finish on Friday.

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Jason completed his second round on Saturday with a -7 under par 65 which put him on top of the Zurich Classic leaderboard at -12 under par;

“We finally got the round in; knock on wood.”

“That was my first storm delay of the year, so hopefully no more would be nice. But I’m happy where I’m at.”

“Hopefully, this weather will stay away.”

Hudson Swafford had to settle for second place, having finished his round on Friday, at -11 under par. He was joined on that score by Daniel Berger and Chris Stroud.

Boo Weekley, who got to -12 under par Friday, came back to finish on Saturday, must have been the local food that got to him, and dropped a shot to finish with -2 under par and in the log jam at -10 under par for he competition.

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Saturday Weather Warning

If this inclement weather continues to halt play in the Zurich Classic, there is the possibility that the tournament could be shortened to less than 72 holes, this is because of the mid-week start at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play in San Francisco.

Five Match Play qualifiers missed the cut at the Zurich Classic, Rickie Fowler, Jamie Donaldson, Marc Warren, Harris English and John Senden.

Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Billy Horschel, Keegan Bradley, Bernd Weisberger and Marc Leishman all made the cut, and Zurich Classic officials will provide a chartered flight to San Francisco for them.

Lets hope for a break in the weather and trust that the tournament gets completed in regulation time.

Zurich Classic. 2nd Round Play Suspended.

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Second round play of the Zurich Classic was suspended due to bad weather conditions at TPC Louisiana. At the close of play for the day Bo Weekley and Hudson Swafford share the top spot on the leaderboard at -11 under par. Boo has yet to complete his second round, having only finished 15 holes. There was five hours between Hudson posting his score and the cessation of play.

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Hudson has posted two bogey free rounds at TPC Louisiana, today’s was a -6 under par 66 with him finding nine of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens in regulation, and needing only 25 putts;

“I’ve seen this coming, I’m playing really solid golf. I’ve done a really good job of taking on trouble, and not being scared of the bunkers and taking good angles into the pins.”

“That’s what you’ve got to do on a Pete Dye course. It’s not always about having the perfect drive in the center of the fairway, but the best approach shot into the greens because it makes it tough to bend.”

“I’m just chipping well and just really rolling it nice.”

“I’m not overly surprised by this, it was just a matter of when it was going to come out.”

Boo is also currently bogey free on his uncompleted second round. He said was off to find some local food after the suspension of play today;

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“I’m probably going to eat some mud bugs with my wife, some crawfish downtown, just walk around.”

“Got to see the sights here and take in the good food.”

There are currently five players tied in third place at -10 under par, among them is co-overnight leader Brendon de Jonge, who has yet to win on the PGA Tour. He completed his second round with a -2 under par 70, blaming the poor score on bad putting;

“I gave myself a lot of chances, I just didn’t make any putts.”

“Obviously, I would like to win and get the monkey off your back, but when it’s your time, it will be your time.”

Joining Brendon that -10 under par score are Jerry Kelly, through 17, Daniel Berger through 15, Jason Day  through 14, and Cameron Tringale with a completed -7 under par 65 second round.

Jerry stuck in two tees as his marker, just to make sure the coming winds did not move his marker, and to make doubly certain, he paced off the distance as well;

“As long as we’re going in and I don’t have to sit here and play more shots, I’m OK with it,.’

“It’s one thing to have to come back for a putt. If the weather moves my mark , I stepped it off so I’ll put it back in the same spot tomorrow.”

All good golfing records come to an end sooner or later and for Freddie Jacobson his tally of no three putts sadly came to an end today, he three putted his first hole of the day, the 398-yard, par-4 10th.