Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
(The 26th of 44 events in the US PGA Tour season)
Avondale, Louisiana                        April 26-29, 2018                      
TPC Louisiana                      Par/Yards: 36-36—72/7,425    Purse: $7,200,000/$1,036,800 to winners
Final-Round Notes – Sunday, April 29, 2018
Rounds one and three: Four-ball (best ball) 
Rounds two and four: Foursomes (alternate shot) 
Weather: Mostly sunny. High of 81. Wind NW, 4-8 mph.
Final-Round Leaderboard (Foursomes)
Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy                  65-73-61-67—266 (-22)
Jason Dufner/Pat Perez                         66-72-61-68—267 (-21)
Charl Schwartzel/Louis Oosthuizen     66-72-62-68—268 (-20)
Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy
Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy shot a final-round, 5-under 67 to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans by one shot ahead of  Jason Dufner and Pat Perez. After making two bogeys and two double bogeys in round two, the first day of Foursomes, Horschel and Piercy were bogey-free in the final round.
 About Billy Horschel
Birthdate           December 7, 1986
Birthplace         Grant, Florida
Residence         Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Family              Wife, Brittany; Skylar Lillian (9/16/14), Colbie Rae (4/12/17)
College             University of Florida (2009, Sports Management)
Turned pro        2009
Joined Tour       2011
Q-School          2009
About Scott Piercy
Birthdate           November 6, 1978
Birthplace         Las Vegas, Nevada
Residence         Las Vegas, Nevada
Family              Wife, Sara; Cole, Brennan, Jett
College             San Diego State University (2001, Public Administration)
Turned pro        2001
Joined Tour       2009; Tour Graduate (2008)
Jason Dufner/Pat Perez
Jason Dufner and Pat Perez placed second, recording a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish one stroke out of the lead. Dufner/Perez improved their score the second time playing each format (66/R1, 61/R3 in Four-ball; 72/R2, 68/R4 in Foursomes).
Tommy Fleetwood/Chris Paisley made an eagle-3 at No. 18 to shoot a 3-under 69 and finish T4. The top-five is Fleetwood’s second of the season (4th/The Honda Classic) while Paisley earns his best result in his third career start on the US PGA TOUR, all in 2018 (T4/Zurich Classic of New Orleans, MC/Valero Texas Open, T37/World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship).



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