Zurich Classic of New Orleans 2021: Form stats for this week's team event at TPC Louisiana

TPC Louisiana is located a handful of miles from the Gulf of Mexico
TPC Louisiana made it's PGA Tour debut in 2005

The PGA Tour travels 700 miles south-west from Hilton Head Island to New Orleans for the innovative two-man team event at TPC Louisiana. Words and stats by Andy Swales...

"Two teams who have performed well together in the past are Kevin Kisner & Scott Brown; and Charley Hoffman & Nick Watney. Both pairs have a brace of top-10s in the bank."

The Deep South continues to take centre stage on the PGA Tour, as proceedings move to New Orleans for the Zurich Classic.

This week's event is the one and only Tour stop in the state of Louisiana and, once again, will feature 80 two-player teams.

As with previous instalments, days one and three at TPC Louisiana will feature fourballs (better ball), while rounds two and four are alternate shot.

In most tournaments of this nature, the key for teams will be to conquer the alternate shot format which is always the more difficult.

This intermittent format, which leaves players feeling they have less control than normal over what happens, can often take them outside of their comfort zones.

This will only be the fourth time in tournament history, that the event has been staged using this team format.

Eye catching partnerships

Jon Rahm & Ryan Palmer are the defending champions from 2019, while the only team to feature two top-10 ranked players is Xander Schauffele & Patrick Cantlay, although neither is probably in good spirits right now.

Cantlay has missed the cut in his last three stroke play starts - including Sawgrass and Augusta - while Schauffele will probably still be recovering mentally from his Masters hangover when he made a mess of the 70th hole, when just two strokes off the lead.

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Other partnerships of note include American youngsters Collin Morikawa & Matthew Wolff; English duo Danny Willett & Tyrrell Hatton; the big-hitting Tony Finau & Cameron Champ; along with Aussies Cameron Smith & Marc Leishman who partnered each other at the 2018 World Cup of Golf.

Koreans Sung Jae Im & Byeong Hun An team up, as do Norwegians Viktor Hovland & Kris Ventura; and South Africans Louis Oosthuizen & Charl Schwartzel.

Friends Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson - gold and silver medallists from the Rio Olympics - join forces once again, while up-and-coming world No 21 Scottie Scheffler can call on the experience of two-times Masters champ Bubba Watson for guidance.

Previous team experience

Two teams who have performed well together in the past are Kevin Kisner & Scott Brown; and Charley Hoffman & Nick Watney.

Both pairs have a brace of top-10s in the bank, along with a wealth of experience.

One other twosome which may be worth a look is Chez Reavie & Lucas Glover who are teaming up for the fourth time.

Finally, in-form Billy Horschel and Louisiana-born Sam Burns are certainly to be taken seriously.

Horschel is the only golfer to have won the Zurich Classic both as an individual event, and also a team competition.

Course details

Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 2004, TPC Louisiana made its Tour debut 16 years ago replacing English Turn as tournament host.

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However, the latter returned for one year only after Dye's creation was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, which caused catastrophic damage to large parts of New Orleans and the surrounding areas in August 2005.

Laid out on the delta wetlands of this low-lying city, TPC Louisiana covers more than 250 acres and is dotted with more than 100 bunkers.

Water comes into play on eight holes and, although rough is not a major issue when compared to many PGA Tour venues, the greens are heavily undulating.

Although nowhere near as tiny as the putting surfaces experienced by the pros at Harbour Town last week, those in New Orleans are slightly smaller than the Tour average.

TPC Louisiana is situated a few miles west of down town New Orleans.

Last year's Zurich Classic did not take place because of the Covid-pandemic, which led to three months of inactivity on the PGA Tour between March and June.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: Team Event: 2017-19; Individual Event: 2010-16

Last 10 Weeks / TPC Louisiana Form (2010-19)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W16 W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7
Xander Schauffele 3 18 MC 39 15
Patrick Cantlay MC MC 18 MC 15 3
Cameron Smith 9 10 28 17 11 4
Marc Leishman 5 28 MC MC 39 32
Jon Rahm 5 5 9 32 5
Ryan Palmer 34 17 17 17 54
Collin Morikawa 7 18 56 41 1 43
Matthew Wolff Dq 28 Wd 64
Tyrrell Hatton 39 18 56 MC 21 22
Danny Willett 18 MC MC 8 31
Tony Finau 10 MC 28 MC 14 2
Cameron Champ 26 34 MC MC 48
Scottie Scheffler 18 54 2 MC 5 20
Bubba Watson 26 9 MC 54 MC
Viktor Hovland 21 42 MC 49 2 5
Kris Ventura 75 MC MC MC 36 49 MC
Justin Rose 7 Wd 54
Henrik Stenson 38 MC MC MC MC
Sung Jae Im 13 MC 42 8 17 21 28
Byeong Hun An MC MC MC MC 43 35
Kevin Kisner MC MC 18 MC 36 41
Scott Brown MC MC 43 MC 61 53 30
Chez Reavie MC MC MC 49 MC 16
Lucas Glover 33 4 19 48 66 39 MC
Brendan Steele 77 3 41 18 43 34
Keegan Bradley 23 30 29 10 60
Billy Horschel 25 50 1 58 MC 2
Sam Burns 39 MC MC MC 3 39
Louis Oosthuizen 26 61 41 6
Charl Schwartzel 26 69 53 MC MC 62
Matt Wallace 18 34 3 28 MC 18 MC
Graeme McDowell MC 54 4 MC MC MC
Charley Hoffman 18 2 34 17 10 52 7
Nick Watney MC MC MC MC MC
Branden Grace 42 23 MC 26 1 20 34
Harold Varner 2 MC 19 61 21 62 MC
Erik van Rooyen 14 9 60 57 37
Wyndham Clark 64 MC MC MC 8
Max Homa MC 18 MC 10 22 1 7
Talor Gooch 56 46 5 43 12
Thomas Pieters 13 13 15
Tom Lewis 25 54 56 36 MC MC 14
Tom Hoge 25 12 MC 22 MC 52 12
Beau Hossler MC 69 MC 60 MC MC 47
Kevin Streelman 33 9 36 MC 52 13
Dylan Frittelli 56 MC 9 MC 22 MC MC
JB Holmes MC MC 46 57 MC
Robert Garrigus 52 MC MC 72 MC MC
Jason Dufner MC MC 53 MC 36 26
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC MC MC Wd MC
Chesson Hadley MC 23 13 MC MC
Ben Martin MC 34 9 23 73 MC MC
Jason Kokrak 49 42 9 8 9 32
Pat Perez MC 67 48 46 MC 36 MC 26
Brandt Snedeker 42 6 MC 68 MC MC
Keith Mitchell 17 53 MC 43 MC
Brice Garnett 52 MC 9 25 MC 5 MC
Scott Stallings MC 59 MC MC 30
Rafael Campos MC 34 2 MC 3 7 MC
Mark Anderson 43 63 MC
CT Pan MC MC 3 MC MC 20 65
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC MC MC MC 30 MC MC
Scott Piercy 62 69 64 50
Akshay Bhatia MC 30
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC 67 MC MC
Arjun Atwal MC MC
Roger Sloan MC 22 25 22 MC
Aaron Baddeley 5 48 23 30 MC
Matt Jones 26 1 55 MC 8 34
JJ Spaun MC 67 MC 68 MC
Brendon Todd 39 46 42 35 57 18 MC
Chris Kirk 7 6 25 48 8 16
Kevin Tway 48
Kelly Kraft 44 MC MC MC
Martin Laird 38 30 69 43 MC
Nick Taylor MC 59 MC 48 MC 20 39
Brian Stuard 18 MC 69 MC 58 MC MC 16
Russell Knox MC MC MC 67 70 MC 7
Brandon Hagy MC 17 MC 2 MC MC
Michael Kim Wd MC MC MC 74 MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 18 30 61 2 50
Andres Romero 30
Bo Hoag MC MC MC MC 26 32 MC
Wes Roach 9 60 34 MC 13 67 67
Luke List 58 17 Wd MC MC 63 MC
Bo Van Pelt MC 34 56 MC 15 MC
Mark Hubbard MC 46 MC 43 MC 55
Sebastian Cappelen 59 34 MC MC 55
Cameron Tringale 9 13 MC 31 26 7
Roberto Castro 18 39 MC
James Hahn Wd 41 15 MC
Martin Trainer MC 44 56 MC MC MC
Andrew Putnam MC MC MC 4 5 32 55
Scott Harrington 42 MC 63 53 61 26 66
Doc Redman MC 44 MC 66 MC
Sam Ryder MC 2 8 MC 39 MC
Seamus Power 9 54 MC 22 MC
David Hearn MC 13 MC MC MC
Robby Shelton MC MC 43 MC MC MC MC
Kramer Hickok MC 58 MC MC MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 56 23 MC 41 MC 66
Kyle Stanley MC 14 MC MC 32 39
Andrew Landry 33 MC MC MC 26 MC
Austin Cook MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Joel Dahmen 74 1 MC MC MC 60
Ryan Brehm MC 34 11 MC MC
Cameron Percy Dq MC 29 MC 7 21
Greg Chalmers MC 22 MC
Grayson Murray 69 MC 3 MC
Rob Oppenheim MC MC MC 7 39
Maverick McNealy 4 MC MC 49 MC 2
Joseph Bramlett 34 13 MC 49 63
Jonathan Byrd 63 39 MC
Ryan Blaum 22 MC MC 53 MC
Tyler Duncan MC 44 48 MC MC 57 38 MC
Adam Schenk 25 MC 56 36 MC 27 MC
Matthew NeSmith 48 34 36 MC MC 20 16
Chase Seiffert 42 44 18 3 15 MC
Alexander Noren 25 46 MC 49 12 MC
Henrik Norlander MC MC MC MC 71 MC 26
Robert Streb 52 MC 13 MC MC MC
Troy Merritt MC 34 34 MC MC MC 16
Sepp Straka 59 67 9 33 MC MC 43
Josh Teater 22 26 34 22 50
Rasmus Hojgaard 12 MC 67
Vaughn Taylor MC 44 Wd MC MC 39 MC 21
DJ Trahan 59 52 60 22 MC
Ricky Barnes MC MC MC
Michael Thompson 42 34 19 48 MC 34
Will Gordon MC 78 34 36 49 27 21
Bill Haas MC MC 30 MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC MC MC MC MC
Peter Malnati MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Chris Baker MC MC MC 47 MC
Danny Lee MC Wd MC 49 52
Sangmoon Bae 64 MC 67 MC Wd MC
Sung Kang 65 59 MC MC MC 67 63
KJ Choi MC 30 MC MC MC
Tyler McCumber 18 33 22 MC 52 MC
Matt Every MC MC MC MC 34 Wd
Tim Wilkinson 34 27 30
George McNeill MC 68
Michael Gligic MC MC 4 MC 63 MC
Vincent Whaley 34 28 36 15 50
Doug Ghim 33 44 MC 29 36 MC 21
Justin Suh 61 28 35
Rhein Gibson 69 MC 63 MC MC MC
Ben Taylor MC 54 MC 50
Richy Werenski MC MC MC 4 57
Peter Uihlein Won MC 22 2 39 60 60
Johnson Wagner 39 MC MC MC
Kevin Stadler MC 54 MC
Bronson Burgoon MC 28 67 39 47
Hank Lebioda MC MC MC 39
Harry Higgs 59 MC 19 29 MC MC
Michael Gellerman MC MC MC 58 14 MC
Fabian Gomez 56 51 15 MC MC
Nelson Ledesma MC MC 15 MC MC
Rocco Mediate
Woody Austin
Player `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Xander Schauffele 11
Patrick Cantlay MC 7 14
Cameron Smith MC MC 1 43
Marc Leishman 20 28
Jon Rahm 1 MC
Ryan Palmer 1 MC 4 MC 32 4 46 MC
Collin Morikawa
Matthew Wolff
Tyrrell Hatton MC
Danny Willett
Tony Finau MC 6 MC MC
Cameron Champ MC
Scottie Scheffler
Bubba Watson 34 28 5 15 18 1 43
Viktor Hovland
Kris Ventura
Justin Rose 19 MC MC 1 8 15 10 MC 43
Henrik Stenson 18 19 MC
Sung Jae Im 37
Byeong Hun An MC MC 2
Kevin Kisner 5 15 2 28 34 MC MC
Scott Brown 5 15 2 36 42 MC
Chez Reavie 18 22 MC* MC MC MC MC 70 MC
Lucas Glover 18 22 MC* 31 62 62 4 66
Brendan Steele MC 10 MC MC 52 32
Keegan Bradley 36 MC MC MC 22 8 MC MC 26
Billy Horschel 13 1 MC 36 48 MC 1 MC 26
Sam Burns MC MC
Louis Oosthuizen MC 3 24
Charl Schwartzel MC 3
Matt Wallace
Graeme McDowell 18 22 57 MC
Charley Hoffman 9 31 5 11 5 MC MC* 40 28
Nick Watney 9 31 5 MC MC* 15 MC 20
Branden Grace 32 24
Harold Varner MC MC MC 8
Erik van Rooyen
Wyndham Clark MC
Max Homa MC 65 48
Talor Gooch MC
Thomas Pieters MC
Tom Lewis
Tom Hoge 34 10 24 MC MC
Beau Hossler
Kevin Streelman MC MC 71 62 37
Dylan Frittelli MC
JB Holmes 34 MC 5 11 13
Robert Garrigus MC MC 72 Wd 5 MC
Jason Dufner MC 2 5 42 1 3 7
Dominic Bozzelli MC 32
Chesson Hadley MC 4 20 8
Ben Martin MC* 64 15 MC
Jason Kokrak 22 59 57
Pat Perez MC 2 MC MC Wd
Brandt Snedeker MC MC MC
Keith Mitchell MC
Brice Garnett MC 4 MC MC MC*
Scott Stallings 13 MC MC 11 22 MC MC MC MC
Rafael Campos
Mark Anderson MC 17 30
CT Pan MC MC MC
Xin Jun Zhang MC
Scott Piercy 13 1 MC MC 13 MC MC
Akshay Bhatia
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Arjun Atwal 43
Roger Sloan 70
Aaron Baddeley MC 58 MC MC 28
Matt Jones 22 19 22 32 45 6 10
JJ Spaun 22 MC MC
Brendon Todd MC MC MC
Chris Kirk MC MC MC 5 21 MC
Kevin Tway 13 MC 3 48
Kelly Kraft 13 MC 3 MC
Martin Laird 9 7 MC MC
Nick Taylor 9 MC 36 48
Brian Stuard 22 28 11 1 65 MC MC
Russell Knox 22 7 MC 43 MC 30
Brandon Hagy 36
Michael Kim MC 15 36 48
Jhonattan Vegas MC MC 5 36
Andres Romero 32 MC MC MC 45 MC MC 8 37
Bo Hoag
Wes Roach MC MC 62
Luke List MC 31
Bo Van Pelt MC 25
Mark Hubbard MC* 72 56
Sebastian Cappelen
Cameron Tringale 5 MC MC 48 2 17 MC 7 18 28
Roberto Castro 5 MC 48 MC 47 MC
James Hahn MC MC MC
Martin Trainer
Andrew Putnam MC 15 MC
Scott Harrington
Doc Redman
Sam Ryder MC
Seamus Power 5 10 MC
David Hearn 5 10 22 20 6 34 21 24 46
Robby Shelton
Kramer Hickok
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 3
Kyle Stanley MC 29 MC 52 3 MC
Andrew Landry 22 MC MC
Austin Cook 22
Joel Dahmen 18 25
Ryan Brehm MC
Cameron Percy 10 11 48 MC MC MC 43
Greg Chalmers 10 MC 34 65 30 8 5
Grayson Murray 11
Rob Oppenheim 15 64
Maverick McNealy
Joseph Bramlett 65
Jonathan Byrd MC 15 62 MC MC
Ryan Blaum 18 MC 29
Tyler Duncan MC 7
Adam Schenk MC 7
Matthew NeSmith
Chase Seiffert
Alexander Noren
Henrik Norlander 31 15
Robert Streb 22 24 36 MC 2 MC
Troy Merritt 22 10 24 72 MC 48 MC 3
Sepp Straka MC
Josh Teater MC MC* MC MC 16 16
Rasmus Hojgaard
Vaughn Taylor MC MC MC MC 57 26
DJ Trahan MC MC MC MC MC
Ricky Barnes MC 22 MC MC 52 42 MC
Michael Thompson 14 MC 48 67 MC MC
Will Gordon
Bill Haas 30
Hunter Mahan MC
Peter Malnati 9 MC MC MC
Chris Baker
Danny Lee MC MC 14 58 22 25 52
Sangmoon Bae MC 34
Sung Kang MC 36 MC 72 MC MC
KJ Choi MC MC 24 MC 36 MC 39 3 37
Tyler McCumber
Matt Every 3 MC MC MC Wd 32 MC MC
Tim Wilkinson 14 64 48 52 Wd
George McNeill Dq 12 MC 47 24 6 Wd
Michael Gligic
Vincent Whaley
Doug Ghim
Justin Suh
Rhein Gibson 80
Ben Taylor 48
Richy Werenski MC 25 MC*
Peter Uihlein MC MC
Johnson Wagner MC MC 14 48 MC MC
Kevin Stadler MC 8 MC 57
Bronson Burgoon 48
Hank Lebioda 5
Harry Higgs
Michael Gellerman
Fabian Gomez MC MC 59 62 32 46
Nelson Ledesma
Rocco Mediate MC 57 MC
Woody Austin 56 MC MC MC

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