LAST TOURNAMENT: RBC Heritage (C.T. Pan)
THIS WEEK: Zurich Classic, April 25-28
TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La. (Par 72, 7,425 yards)
Purse: $7.3 million (Winner: $1.05 million to each winning team member)
Defending champions: Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy
FedEx Cup leader: Matt Kuchar
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports).
NEW ORLEANS – The two-player team event will include Four-ball (best ball) rounds on Thursday/Saturday and Foursomes (alternate shot) on Friday/Sunday. … No official world rankings are awarded for the team event, but each member of the winner team will earn 400 FedEx Cup points and a two-year winner’s exemption on the PGA Tour along with entry into the Tournament of Championship and The Players Championship next year. … The field will be cut from 60 teams to 35 following the second round. …
The 2017 Zurich Classic was the first official PGA Tour team event in 36 years. … Horschel is the only player to win the event in both the individual and team formats. … The Australian team of Jason Day/Adam Scott is the only team in the field with two players ranked inside the top 30. Other notable teams include Brooks Koepka playing with younger brother Chase and European Ryder Cup stars Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood. … Walk-up music will be used on the first tee during Saturday’s round.
NEXT WEEK: Wells Fargo Championship