PGA Zurich Classic Of New Orleans Betting Preview
The PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a PGA event that has been around since the 1930’s. Until recent times, it was played at several different courses around the city, but in 2005 it made the move to TPC Louisiana in Avondale, which is where it will once again be played this year. The 7,425 yard Par 72 course is designed to keep scores low, but they may get lower still with the new format that is being introduced for the 2017 version of this event. Instead of going with the single player format, the pros will be paring up into 80 teams of two, which should make for an interesting twist on what we are used to in PGA action. It should also make for some incredibly low scoring, especially with some of the amazing pairings that we have to look forward to watching. Find the latest golf betting picks here.
Analyzing The PGA Zurich Classic Of New Orleans Betting Preview
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson
Quite possibly the favorites heading into this event, which is slated to begin on Thursday, April 27th. Not only are both Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson players at the top of their game in the early part of the season, they also have the distinction of being the Gold and Silver medal winners at the Rio Olympic Games. This is a formidable pairing that are going to be incredibly tough to beat, although there are a few others out there that could mount a serious challenge.
Jason Day and Rickie Fowler
Jason Day has been one of the better players in the world over the past few years, but it’s fair to say that he has made a bit of a slow start to the 2017 season. A win at this event could certainly help him turn things around, and he had a chance to do that with his partner, Rickie Fowler. The American already has 4 top 10 finishes this season, including a win at the Honda Classic. Fowler is current #8 in the FedEx Cup rankings.
Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer
Currently ranked #6 in the FedEx Cup standings, Spieth is off to another fast start this season, landing 4 top 10 finishes and a win at Pebble Beach. Spieth is going for experience with his partner selection, as 40-year old Ryan Palmer seems like an unlikely fit. Palmer is a tour veteran, and he may excel in this new format.
Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen
South African Branden Grace is already closing in on $1 million in earnings this season, and while he doesn’t have a win yet this year, he is frequently in the top 20. Oosthuizen has posted very similar stats to his partner this season, making this pairing one that you really need to keep an eye on.
These are the 4 teams that are probably going to be getting the lion’s share of the betting action, but it’s a format that can certainly deliver some surprises. Personally, I like the Day/Fowler pairing, and I think they will be the duo to win it all this weekend.