Zurich Classic Preview: The Two-Patricks Strategy
Zurich Classic Preview: The Two-Patricks Strategy

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to New Orleans this week for its annual team event, and while the novelty of this event seems to be wearing off, it does provide a nice break from the standard format that can get old as the season wears on. With the new schedule, however, we don't have the long stretches between the majors like we had previously, so it will be interesting to see if this event hangs on as is. When this format first surfaced in 2017, it was thought that the powerhouse teams would rise to the top, but that hasn't been the case as the likes of Jonas Blixt, Cameron Smith, Scott Piercy and Billy Horschel have taken the top prize over the first two years. Not exactly chumps to be fair, but not elite either. In other words, don't just jump on the big names this week.  

This Week: Zurich Classic – TPC Louisiana, New Orleans 

Last Year: Scott Piercy and Billy Horschel shot a final-round 67 on their way to a one-stroke victory over Jason Dufner and Pat Perez.  

FAVORITES

Jason Day/Adam Scott (7-1) 

On paper, this team looks tough to beat, but remember, the favorites have not fared well the first two years of this format. Does that mean that a favorite can't perform well here? No, but at 7-1, there's just no reason to go this route. Day has played this event each of the last two years with little

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