Justin Rose Defends Zurich Classic

TPC Louisiana hosts the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Justin Rose Zurich Classic of New Orleans
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World Number 10 Justin Rose won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans last year, setting a total of 22-under-par

This week the PGA Tour hosts the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.

Justin Rose took the title last year for his seventh career PGA Tour victory.

His final round six-under-par 66, which included a birdie-birdie finish, was enough to beat Cameron Tringale by one.

Charley Hoffman comes into the tournament looking to become the third back-to-back winner on tour already this season, after Adam Scott and Jason Day.

Hoffman won the Valero Texas Open last week where he birdied the 72nd hole to win by one.

2013 Zurich Classic Champion Billy Horschel comes into the week after as strong T4th finish at TPC San Antonio.

The weather looks sunny for the first three days but there is a thunderstorm predicted for Sunday, with highs of 30 degrees celsius throughout the week.

Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana

The 9th green at TPC Louisiana

Venue: TPC Louisiana, New Orleans

Date: 26th Apr - 1st May

Course stats: Par 72, 7341 yards

Purse: $7,000,000 Winner's share: $1,260,000

Defending champion: Justin Rose (266, -22)

TV Coverage

Thursday 28th & Friday 29th - Sky Sports 4 8pm - 11pm

Saturday 30th & Sunday 1st - Sky Sports 4 6pm - 11pm

Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Player watch:

Jason Day - He has to be top of the list hasn't he? At the moment if the World Number One plays well, he wins. Day was 54-hole leader at the Zurich Classic last year so TPC Louisiana is a course he scores well on.

Justin Rose - The defending champion is without a victory since the Hong Kong Open back in October so he is due another W. He finished T10th at Augusta in his previous outing so he's had two weeks of rest and practice. His stunning total of 266 last year was the lowest total since Vijay Singh posted the same number in 2004.

Rickie Fowler - The world number five is making his sixth consecutive start at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans so it's a course he now has plenty of experience of. Fowler's had five top tens this season already on tour and won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship back in January.




Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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