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Zurich Classic: How to watch, streaming, format, preview, tee times, and more

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The PGA Tour is heading down to the Big Easy for its annual Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana, the only official team event on Tour. There will be 80 teams competing in match-play formats like best ball and alternate shot.

A favorite event among the PGA Tour players, this is a prime opportunity to earn FedEx Cup points while playing with a teammate.

It is the only event on the regular season schedule that is not stroke play, which gives players and fans a refreshing change.

Here is the one-stop shop for all things Zurich Classic.

Zurich Classic:

Where: TPC Louisiana (Par-72 7,425 yards)

When: April 25-28

Purse: $8,900,000 / $1,286,050 each

FedEx Cup Points: 400 each

Defending Champion: Nick Hardy & Davis Riley

Davis Riley and Nick Hardy, the winners of the 2023 Zurich Classic.
Photo by Tracy Wilcox/PGA Tour via Getty Images

Zurich Classic Format

To build the field, each of the top available players on the PGA Tour Priority Rankings who commit to the event will select their partner. Whoever they pick must have PGA Tour status unless chosen as a sponsor exemption, per the PGA Tour.

The tournament will employ both Four-ball and Foursome formats. The duos will play Four-ball (better ball) on Thursday and Saturday. Friday and Sunday will be alternate shot formats.

There will still be a cut after 36 holes.

Winners earn 400 FedEx Cup points apiece and their two-year Tour exemption. However, they do not recieve Masters invitations or world ranking points.

How to Watch the Zurich Classic

Thursday, April 25: 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

Friday, April 26: 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

Saturday, April 27: 1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. ET (CBS)

Sunday, April 28: 1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. ET (CBS)

How to Stream the Zurich Classic

Peacock will simulcast Golf Channel’s broadcasts during all four rounds. You can stream coverage on Peacock here.

In addition, for the third and final rounds on CBS, Paramount+ will simulcast those telecasts.

ESPN+ will also air PGA Tour Live’s main feed all four days of play.

Thursday, April 25:

TBD

Friday, April 26:

TBD

Saturday, April 27:

TBD

Sunday, April 28:

TBD

Zurich Classic Preview

This year’s Zurich Classic has some incredible teams competing in the Big Easy. From players who have been here for years to first-timers, this field should bring entertainment.

One of the biggest pairings to make their debut is Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy. The Irish duo will look to cause some havoc as they channel their inner Ryder Cup mentality.

Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy, Ryder Cup

Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy at the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Photo By Brendan Moran/Getty Images

The 2022 winners, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay are back and ready to take home another title after they came up short last year with a T4 finish. They are currently the favorites to win this event.

Last year’s champions, Davis Riley and Nick Hardy are back to defend their title.

Brothers love to play in this event. At least three sets of siblings are competing in New Orleans.

Former U.S. Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick and his brother Alex are back to play in New Orleans. As Full Swing Season 2 showcased, this event was massive for the Fitzpatrick siblings last year. They finished T19 when they shot a 2-over 74 on Sunday, which took the wind out of their sails. Could this be the year for the English duo to come together and win the title?

Brothers Parker and Pierceson Coody, two PGA Tour rookies, will play. Nicolai and Rasmus Højgaard are in the field as well.

Other notable pairings include Matt Kuchar and Steve Stricker, Team Europe Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald and one of his assistant captains, Francesco Molinari, Keith Mitchell and Joel Dahmen, the all-Canadian team of Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith and Sahith Theegala and Will Zalatoris.

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Nicolai Højgaard and Rasmus Højgaard at the 2024 Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Zurich Classic Round 1 Tee Times (ET):

* – Denotes starting on 10th tee

/ – Denotes team members

8:00 a.m. — Adam Long/Vince Whaley, Kevin Tway/Kelly Kraft

8:00 a.m.* — Kevin Chappell/Jason Dufner, Davis Thompson/Andrew Novak

8:13 a.m. — Jhonattan Vegas/Bronson Burgoon, Sam Stevens/Paul Barjon

8:13 a.m.* — Garrick Higgo/Ryan Fox, C.T. Pan/Kevin Yu

8:26 a.m. — Carl Yuan/Zecheng Dou, Doug Ghim/Chan Kim

8:26 a.m.* — Taylor Montgomery/Ben Griffin, Thomas Detry/Robert MacIntyre

8:39 a.m. — Chad Ramey/Martin Trainer, Ryan Brehm/Mark Hubbard

8:39 a.m.* — Sahith Theegala/Will Zalatoris, Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele

8:52 a.m. — J.J Spaun/Hayden Buckley, Taylor Moore/Matt NeSmith

8:52 a.m.* — Nick Hardy/Davis Riley, Brice Garnett/Sepp Straka

9:05 a.m. — Nico Echavarria/Max Greyserman, Cameron Champ/MJ Daffue

9:05 a.m.* — Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown, Tom Hoge/Maverick McNealy

9:18 a.m. — Luke List/Henrik Norlander, Charley Hoffman/Nick Watney

9:18 a.m.* — Matt Kuchar/Steve Stricker, Corey Conners/Taylor Pendrith

9:31 a.m. — Patton Kizzire/Ben Kohles, Zac Blair/Patrick Fishburn

9:31 a.m.* — Daniel Berger/Victor Perez, Andrew Putnam/Joe Highsmith

9:44 a.m. — Brandon Wu/James Nicholas, Justin Suh/Rico Hoey

9:44 a.m.* — Chandler Phillips/Jacob Bridgeman, Erik Barnes/Harrison Endycott

9:57 a.m. — Mac Meissner/Austin Smotherman, Paul Haley II/Blaine Hale, Jr.

9:57 a.m.* — Jimmy Stanger/Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Thriston Lawrence/Aldrich Potgieter

1:05 p.m. — Sangmoon Bae/S.H. Kim, Alex Smalley/Matti Schmid

1:05 p.m.* — Troy Merritt/Robert Streb, Roger Sloan/Josh Teater

1:18 p.m. — Scott Piercy/Harry Hall, Sam Ryder/Beau Hossler

1:18 p.m.* — Callum Tarren/David Skins, Aaron Rai/David Lipsky

1:31 p.m. — Austin Eckroat/Chris Gotterup, Keith Mitchell/Joel Dahmen

1:31 p.m.* — Austin Cook/Raul Pereda, Ted Potter, Jr./Alejandro Tosti

1:44 p.m. — Collin Morikawa/Kurt Kitayama, Rory McIlroy/Shane Lowry

1:44 p.m.* — Francesco Molinari/Luke Donald, Matt Wallace/Thorbjørn Olesen

1:57 p.m. — Billy Horschel/Tyson Alexander, Nick Taylor/Adam Hadwin

1:57 p.m.* — Zach Johnson/Ryan Palmer, Eric Cole/Russ Cochran

2:10 p.m. — Matt Fitzpatrick/Alex Fitzpatrick, Nicolai Højgaard/Rasmus Højgaard

2:10 p.m.* — Peter Malnati/Russell Knox, K.H. Lee/Michael Kim

2:23 p.m. — Gary Woodland/Lee Hodges, Chez Reavie/Brandt Snedeker

2:23 p.m.* — Nate Lashley/Rafael Campos, Ben Martin/Carson Young

2:36 p.m. — Kevin Streelman/Martin Laird, Sean O’Hair/Ben Taylor

2:36 p.m.* — Jonathan Byrd/Scott Gutschewski, Dylan Wu/Justin Lower

2:49 p.m. — Vincent Norrman/Jorge Campillo, Chesson Hadley/Greyson Sigg

2:49 p.m.* — Robby Shelton/Wilson Furr, Harry Higgs/Trace Crowe

3:02 p.m. — Parker Coody/Pierceson Coody, Ben Silverman/Kevin Doughtery

3:02 p.m.* — Norman Xiong/Ryan McCormick, Hayden Springer/Tom Whitney

Zurich Classic Round 2 Tee Times (ET):

* – Denotes starting on 10th tee

/ – Denotes team members

9:20 a.m. — Troy Merritt/Robert Streb, Roger Sloan/Josh Teater

9:20 a.m.* — Sangmoon Bae/S.H. Kim, Alex Smalley/Matti Schmid

9:31 a.m. — Callum Tarren/David Skins, Aaron Rai/David Lipsky

9:31 a.m.* — Scott Piercy/Harry Hall, Sam Ryder/Beau Hossler

9:42 a.m. — Austin Cook/Raul Pereda, Ted Potter, Jr./Alejandro Tosti

9:42 a.m.* — Austin Eckroat/Chris Gotterup, Keith Mitchell/Joel Dahmen

9:53 a.m. — Francesco Molinari/Luke Donald, Matt Wallace/Thorbjørn Olesen

9:53 a.m.* — Collin Morikawa/Kurt Kitayama, Rory McIlroy/Shane Lowry

10:04 a.m. — Zach Johnson/Ryan Palmer, Eric Cole/Russ Cochran

10:04 a.m.* — Billy Horschel/Tyson Alexander, Nick Taylor/Adam Hadwin

10:15 a.m. — Peter Malnati/Russell Knox, K.H. Lee/Michael Kim

10:15 a.m.* — Matt Fitzpatrick/Alex Fitzpatrick, Nicolai Højgaard/Rasmus Højgaard

10:26 a.m. — Nate Lashley/Rafael Campos, Ben Martin/Carson Young

10:26 a.m.* — Gary Woodland/Lee Hodges, Chez Reavie/Brandt Snedeker

10:37 a.m. — Jonathan Byrd/Scott Gutschewski, Dylan Wu/Justin Lower

10:37 a.m.* — Kevin Streelman/Martin Laird, Sean O’Hair/Ben Taylor

10:48 a.m. — Robby Shelton/Wilson Furr, Harry Higgs/Trace Crowe

10:48 a.m.* — Vincent Norrman/Jorge Campillo, Chesson Hadley/Greyson Sigg

10:59 a.m. — Norman Xiong/Ryan McCormick, Hayden Springer/Tom Whitney

10:59 a.m.* — Parker Coody/Pierceson Coody, Ben Silverman/Kevin Doughtery

1:35 p.m. — Kevin Chappell/Jason Dufner, Davis Thompson/Andrew Novak

1:35 p.m.* — Adam Long/Vince Whaley, Kevin Tway/Kelly Kraft

1:46 p.m. — Garrick Higgo/Ryan Fox, C.T. Pan/Kevin Yu

1:46 p.m.* — Jhonattan Vegas/Bronson Burgoon, Sam Stevens/Paul Barjon

1:57 p.m. — Taylor Montgomery/Ben Griffin, Thomas Detry/Robert MacIntyre

1:57 p.m.* — Carl Yuan/Zecheng Dou, Doug Ghim/Chan Kim

2:08 p.m. — Sahith Theegala/Will Zalatoris, Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele

2:08 p.m.* — Chad Ramey/Martin Trainer, Ryan Brehm/Mark Hubbard

2:19 p.m.— Nick Hardy/Davis Riley, Brice Garnett/Sepp Straka

2:19 p.m.* — J.J Spaun/Hayden Buckley, Taylor Moore/Matt NeSmith

2:30 p.m. — Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown, Tom Hoge/Maverick McNealy

2:30 p.m.* — Nico Echavarria/Max Greyserman, Cameron Champ/MJ Daffue

2:41 p.m. — Matt Kuchar/Steve Stricker, Corey Conners/Taylor Pendrith

2:41 p.m.*— Luke List/Henrik Norlander, Charley Hoffman/Nick Watney

2:52 p.m. — Daniel Berger/Victor Perez, Andrew Putnam/Joe Highsmith

2:52 p.m.* — Patton Kizzire/Ben Kohles, Zac Blair/Patrick Fishburn

3:03 p.m. — Chandler Phillips/Jacob Bridgeman, Erik Barnes/Harrison Endycott

3:03 p.m.* — Brandon Wu/James Nicholas, Justin Suh/Rico Hoey

3:14 p.m. — Jimmy Stanger/Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Thriston Lawrence/Aldrich Potgieter

3:14 p.m.* — Mac Meissner/Austin Smotherman, Paul Haley II/Blaine Hale, Jr.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, be sure to follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social platforms. You can also follow her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.



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