Tag Archives: TPC Louisiana

May
1
2017

It took 76 holes, with four extra on Monday morning to determine the winning duo at the weather-delayed Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but it was worth the wait, particularly for Cameron Smith, the only one of the four who had yet to secure a victory on the PGA Tour. And it was even more fitting that he clinched the win, holing a knee-knocker three-footer for birdie.

In the inaugural year of the event’s team format, the duos of Jonas Blixt/Cameron Smith and Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown went into extra holes on Monday morning after Kisner’s thrilling chip-in for eagle on the final hole in regulation on Sunday evening.

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May
1
2017

Pardon the language in the headline, but it was the first word that came to mind and seemed rather appropriate when a player knows he needs to chip-in for eagle in order to force a playoff on the final hole in the final round and successfully comes through in the clutch in a do-or-die situation.

That’s exactly what Kevin Kisner did at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans — which marked the first official PGA Tour event to feature a team format (foursomes, aka alternate shot, in the first and third rounds and four-ball, aka best ball, in the second and fourth rounds) in 36 years.

Badass. Baller. Clutch. Gutsy. Legend. Epic. Take your pick. It was all of those things and more.

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May
2
2013
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
Hell yes!

Hell yes!

Congratulations to Billy Horschel on his maiden victory on the PGA Tour, which many thought was a long time coming. In some ways this win was predictable, as Horschel had been knocking on the door for a while (three straight top 10s), although that didn’t stop me from accidentally leaving him on the bench for Fantasy Golf (not that I’m bitter or anything). But how did Horschel get to the winner’s circle? And how good has Horschel’s start been this year?

Without further ado, the Zurich Classic, By the Numbers (and we’re not talking about how many fried oysters were consumed).

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Apr
28
2013
Billy Ho

Billy Ho celebrating

Everyone on Tour knew it was only a matter of time before Billy Horschel secured his first PGA Tour victory. Horschel was playing too well. He was swinging too pure. He had made a Tour-leading 23 consecutive cuts. He had finished in the top-10 in his previous three starts — runner-up at the Shell Houston Open, T3 at the Texas Valero Open, and T9 at the RBC Heritage. He was simply due.

Despite two rain delays on Sunday at TPC Louisiana, including one that lasted almost an hour after the 26-year-old from Florida had hit his drive, Horschel kept his nerve and holed a birdie putt from 26 feet to clinch the victory at the Zurich Classic.

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May
1
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

 

I walked away from my first trip to New Orleans and covering the Zurich Classic, thinking, uh, why wasn’t I here last year? It’s got it all — awesome city, great tournament with field, friendly people, scrumptious food, eclectic sweet-sounding tunes (especially at Jazz Fest — for the record, seeing Tom Petty live was a massive highlight, along with walking home from the Fair Grounds through Treme, aka a neighborhood some wouldn’t recommend trekking through, back to the French Quarter), and vibrant culture and atmosphere.

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Apr
29
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Sweet, sweet victory

Jason Dufner beat Ernie Els on the second playoff hole with a birdie on No. 18 to finally capture that elusive first win at the Zurich Classic. Dufner was previously 0-for-163 on the PGA Tour and perhaps best known for his “waggles” in his pre-shot routine, along with squandering a five-shot lead with four to play at the 2011 PGA Championship and eventually losing to Keegan Bradley in a three-hole playoff.

When I saw his name climb up the leaderboard on Friday at TPC Louisiana, I was probably thinking the same thing as you: Oh man, Dufner with another 36-hole lead — can he see this one through?! This was the 6th of his career and third of the season (held at least a share of the 36-hole lead at the Transitions Championship and the Masters, where he eventually placed T10 and T24, respectively).

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May
1
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bubba win playoff, Bubba win Zurich

Bubba Watson almost didn’t enter the Zurich Classic because he said TPC Louisiana didn’t fit his eye, but his mom pushed him to play. Mom knows best, right? Right. Bubba beat Webb Simpson on the second extra hole, the par-5 18th (which they played three times on Sunday), for his second victory of the season. Interestingly enough, Bubba captured his first win on the PGA Tour ten months ago at the Travelers Championship, and in February he won the Farmers Insurance Open. Is it safe to assume he’s fully insured?

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Apr
29
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Outdoor expert Boo Weekley found some trouble in the hazard on the fourth hole at TPC Louisiana, but in between shots, he fits in a few alligator calls before noting that it’s too early for them to be out. I didn’t even know there was a gator call! In the video below (at about the 2:20 mark), Boo demonstrates and shares how we, too, can learn.

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