Both players have been ranked #1 in the world and have won major championships
NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 12, 2019)—Adam Scott, who won the Masters in 2013 and was ranked #1 in the world for 11 weeks, will make his Zurich Classic debut teamed with fellow Australian Jason Day, who won the PGA Championship in 2015 and ranked best in the world for 51 weeks, announced Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, producer of the tournament.
“We are always glad to have Jason back to our tournament, and we welcome Adam Scott for his first time here in New Orleans,” Worthy said. “Both players are likely to make the International Presidents Cup team later this year, so the Zurich Classic presents a perfect opportunity to test their play as a team,” Worthy added.
Scott, 38, has won 13 titles on the PGA TOUR, including the 2013 Masters. Among his victories are two World Golf Championships in 2011 and 2016 and a PLAYERS Championship in 2004. In major championships, he has claimed three top tens in the Masters, two in the U.S. Open, four in The Open Championship and four in the PGA Championship.
In addition to his 13 PGA TOUR victories, Scott has won 13 times on international tours, including the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship in his homeland. He has earned more than $50 million in career winnings on the PGA TOUR since he joined in 2000, placing him seventh all-time.
Scott has made every International Presidents Cup team since 2003, sharing the record for a total of eight times, and currently ranks tenth in the 2019 team standings.
He has enjoyed a successful start to the 2018-19 PGA TOUR season, with a tie for 10th in the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges in the fall and second in the Farmers Insurance Open, two strokes behind the winner Justin Rose. He currently ranks 32nd in the world.
Day has claimed 12 PGA TOUR titles, including the 2015 PGA Championship. Last season he won the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open and the Wells Fargo Championship.
His titles include some of the TOUR’s most prestigious: two World Golf Championships, the PLAYERS Championship and two FedExCup playoff tournaments. The two playoff wins came in a stretch at the end of 2015 when he won four tournaments in the space of six weeks and finished third in FedExCup standings.
He has recorded three top-10 finishes in the Masters, including a second in 2011 and a third in 2013. He has also scored in the top 10 five times in the U.S. Open, once in The Open Championship and four times in the PGA Championship, in addition to his win there in 2015.
So far this season, his best finishes have been a tie for fourth in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and fifth in the CJ Cup and the Farmers Insurance Open. He has finished in the top 20 of all five tournaments he has played this season.
He has won more than $44 million in his career on the PGA TOUR, 13th all-time. Day has played for the International team in the last four Presidents Cup competitions, and competed in the 2013 World Cup as well. He currently ranks 12th in the Official World Golf Rankings and ninth in the International Presidents Cup standings.
He has come close to winning the Zurich Classic twice: he tied for fourth in 2015 and fifth in the rain-shortened 2016 tournament. Last year, paired with fellow Australian Ryan Ruffels, he finished 34th.
Scott and Day formerly teamed up to win the World Cup team title in 2012, when it was played in Australia.
The Zurich Classic is the only team tournament on the PGA TOUR season. Since launching the team format two years ago, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans has drawn some of the highest ranking fields for any regular-season tournament on the PGA TOUR. In 2018, the tournament field included six of the top ten players in the world; all four reigning major champions; the U.S. Ryder Cup captain and six members of the U.S. team along with the European Ryder Cup captain with four of his co-captains and six players on the victorious European team.
About Fore!Kids Foundation:
Since 1958, the Fore!Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children’s service organizations through golf events like the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, The Holiday Auction Fore!Kids and several charitable golf tournaments. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, Fore!Kids has helped to raise more than $37 million to date for children’s charities in metro New Orleans and Baton Rouge. More information at http://www.forekidsfoundation.com.
About the Zurich Classic of New Orleans:
Televised in more than 224 countries and territories, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans generates a significant economic impact on the city of New Orleans and the entire state of Louisiana. Independent research has shown that the tournament generates spending of more than $40 million within the local economy and garners $33 million in positive national and international media exposure for both the city and state throughout the year beyond the four days of competition.
The tournament will be played April 22-28, 2019 at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. Purse for 2019 totals $7.3 million, with each member of the winning team earning $1,051,200.
Single-day grounds tickets are only $35 and weekly passes are $85. Single day tickets for the two most popular hospitality venues on the PGA TOUR start at $85 for Acme Oyster House and $185 for The Champions Club. Other choices of suite and specialty venue options are available by calling the Tournament Office at 504-342-3000 or online at www.zurichgolfclassic.com.