GolfWRX is live this week from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, just outside of New Orleans. The par-72, Pete Dye design, with consulting from Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson, measures 7,399 yards and is laced with bunkers and waste bunkers on the 250-acre layout. The course sits in the lush wetlands on the Mississippi River Delta.
In the field this week are headliners Justin Rose (No. 11 in the Official World Golf Rankings), Keegan Bradley (No. 18), Patrick Reed (No. 25), Rickie Fowler (No. 36) and Ernie Els (No. 44). None of the current top-10 golfers in the OWGR will be in the field this week, leaving the tournament open for another first-time winner.
Last year, the Zurich Classic saw Billy Horschel capture his first PGA Tour victory after holing a 27-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to win by one stroke over D.A. Points. Jason Dufner also captured his first PGA Tour victory in the 2012 edition of the event, where he bested Ernie Els in a two-hole playoff. Dufner will not be in this year’s event, but Horschel is back to defend his title.
Check out our photos from this year’s event.
“Mr. Beasley” Rife putter
Patrick Gibbons HandMade Golf yardage books
Srixon 945 irons (5,7 and 9)
Patrick Reed’s new Callaway driver (8.5 BB Pro)
Tag Riding’s Cameron Cover from Louisiana Web.com event
Adams Pro DHy
Rickie Fowler’s new shaft: Custom Aldila Rogue and Tour Blue in OSU colors