A PGA stop called the Zurich Classic should be held in Europe. Fear not as our golfers have not crossed the pond to play in Euro land but have nestled comfortably in Louisiana. The Big Easy gets to host this tourney that has seen more than its fair share of sponsors over its long history. 1958 saw the first time New Orleans got this event. Almost seven million they have scrapped up with over 1.2 million for first place. This will be a test of our handicapping ability as some of the elite have opted out of this event.
Hottest are Not Here
Spieth is still in post Masters celebration. Meanwhile one of the old guard on the tour finally one last week. Furyk came through at the RBC Heritage and decided to savor the moment for at least one week more. What else has changed is the usual coverage. NBC has been hitting it hard on the network side of things but now it is CBS’ turn to team up with the Golf Channel in this one.
No Repeat for the Future
Defending champ Seunh-Yul Noh is back but his form is putrid coming into this one. Out of the top 100, he has only two top twenty five places in twelve stops this year. Some are looking for Fowler to make a breakthrough here. He seems to come up from nowhere on more minor events like this. Still now that Justin Rose peeked with a meaningless Master’s second place (first was never in doubt), the futures have him near the top to take this thing. I would opt out of him as well.
Now the troubles of Josh Hamiltion with the Angels in MLB bring to mind another whom has rose from the ashes of his career. He has a win and really good finishes at tournies coming up here. This is your horse to tail here. Top ten future for certain. Sprinkle a little to win. Pour it on for the individual matchups. If he is on then he is gold here. Good fortune to us and let us see next week how DJ does for us this weekend.