Zurich Classic Odds And Team Format

This year’s fourth edition of the Zurich Classic is the only two-man team event on the PGA TOUR. Held at TPC Louisiana outside of New Orleans, I chip-in a preview of the event in my weekly coverage at TheLines.

The event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, and the defending champs from 2019 have been bet down as the team favorites with John Rahm and Ryan Palmer (+600 to +800) taking win bets despite very low and unplayable odds.

The only team with two players ranked in the top 10 of the world golf rankings is Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay.

HOW IT WORKS – Zurich Classic

Team Format Rulse: Round 1 and 3 are Four-Ball (Best-Ball) and Rounds 2 and 4 are Foursomes (Alternate Shot).

Zurich ClassicFor Four-Ball play, the players on each team will each play his own ball throughout the entirety of the round, with the best score on each hole recorded. Example: On the first hole, both golfers on each team tee off. Player A pars the hole and Player B birdies it. The team will be credited with a birdie.

During Foursomes play, players will rotate tee shots. One player will hit the tee shots on all the odd-numbered holes, and the other will hit the tee shot on even-numbered holes. Example: Player A and Player B are partners. On the first hole, Player A tees off; Player B plays the second shot; Player A plays the third shot; and so on until the ball is holed. The total strokes taken will result in the team’s score for that hole.

Making the Cut: The low 35 teams and ties following Round 2 continue play into the weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Both players on the winning team receive a two-year winner’s exemption and an eligibility into Invitational fields, including the Tournament of Champions and THE PLAYERS Championship.


  • Course: TPC Louisiana
  • Location: Avondale, La
  • Date: April 22-25
  • Par: 72 / Yardage 7,425
  • Purse: $7.4 Million / Winner $2.2 M (split)
  • Fairways/Rough: Bermudagrass
  • Greens: : Bermudagrass
  • TV/Online: Golf Channel, CBS (Sat/Sun), PGA Tour Live
  • Twitter & Hashtag: @Zurich_Classic

Read more tournament insight on the Pete Dye design and information you can bet on in my coverage at TheLines.

No tournament match-ups available this week following an 0-1 result at the RBC Heritage. That despite a top-10 finish from our underdog Cameron Smith. Check back for any other updates or betting insight prior to the tournament. The 2021 tournament match-up record stands at 14-4 on these pages and includes a 2-0 match-up result at The Masters, where longshot Hideki Matsuyama (+6000) won his first major championship.

Next week it’s back to Florida for the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort.

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