The golf world is still buzzing after watching Tiger Woods win The Masters, but it’s back to PGA Tour business this weekend with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. This is an event that has been around, under many different names, since 1938. Besides changing the name it also recently changed the format, with the last two years seeing the tournament become an event for twosomes.
That format will remain in place for the 2019 season, and we have some really good pairings that have a shot at winning their share of the $7.2 million price bag. Let’s take a closer look at some of the Golf Betting favorites for the 2019 edition.
2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Odds, Preview & Expert Pick
- Location: Avondale, Louisiana
- Established: 1938, 81 years ago
- Course: TPC Louisiana
- Par: 72
- Length: 7,425 yards
- Tour: PGA
- Format: Team stroke play
- Prize fund: $7.2 million
Jason Day/Adam Scott (+650)On paper, this is the strongest pairing in the field, but will that translate to a win for this pair? Day has yet to land atop the leaderboard this season, but he has been in the top 10 no less than 5 different times. Having a partner as strong as Adam Scott may just get him over the finish line for his first win of the season.
Like his Australian partner, Scott has yet to get a win this season, although he has had 3 top 10 finishes. If these two are on top of their game this weekend, it’s tough to imagine them not sitting at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday afternoon.
Sergio Garcia/Tommy Fleetwood (+750)When Sergio Garcia is on top of his game, he is one of the most formidable players on the PGA Tour. He will be looking to bounce back after a poor performance at The Masters, where he failed to make the cut. It’s been an up and down season for him, with a top 5 finish the week before he played in the first major of the year.
Tommy Fleetwood consistently finds a way to stay in reach of the leaders in every tournament he plays in, yet he is still to register his first win on the Tour. A good team, but I think they come up short.
Patrick Reed/ Patrick Cantlay (+1200)It has not been a particularly good start to the season for Patrick Reed, as he has landed in the top 10 just once, with a tied-7th finish being his best performance of the year. He has really been a non-factor in each of the last 5 tournaments he has entered, so it’s tough seeing him deliver the goods here.
Unlike Reed, Patrick Cantlay has been in fine form, and while he is yet to register his first win of the season, he does have a total of 6 top 10 finishes to his name. This is a dangerous team, so keep an eye on the Patrick’s.
Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer (+1600)If you want to talk about consistency on the PGA Tour, you need to make John Rahm part of the conversation. The Spaniard has an incredible 7 top 10 finishes this season, and while he only has 2 career wins on the PGA Tour, his steady play could well benefit his partner here.
Ryan Palmer has 3 career wins on the Tour and has landed in the top 10 on 3 separate occasions this season. This is a bit of an odd pairing, but it’s one that could reap dividends. I really like this pairing at this price.
Last 10 Winners
- 2018: Billy Horschel & Scott Piercy
- 2017: Jonas Blixt & Cameron Smith
- 2016: Brian Stuard
- 2015: Justin Rose
- 2014: Noh Seung-Yul
- 2013: Billy Horschel
- 2012: Jason Dufner
- 2011: Bubba Watson
- 2010: Jason Bohn
- 2009: Jerry Kelly