Great to have 2013 Zurich Classic Champ Bill Horschel back in New Orleans
Horschel won the 2013 Zurich Classic despite two rain delays that Sunday. His 20-under 268 topped the previous-best 72-hole score at TPC Louisiana by a stroke, set by Jason Dufner and Ernie Els the year before.
The following season, Horschel fired off one of the best closing stretches in PGA TOUR history and won the 2014 FedExCup with a second in the Deutsche Bank Championship, followed by victories in the BMW Championship and the season-ending TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Horschel was a three-time first-team All-American at University of Florida in 2006-07 and 2009 and a second-team selection in 2008.
Fan Favorite Rickie Fowler ready to compete for this year’s Title!
Fowler enjoyed a break-through year last season, winning twice on the PGA TOUR, including the prestigious Players Championship and the Deutsche Bank Championship in the FedExCup Playoffs. In addition, he won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the European Tour in 2015. He ended last season ranked fourth in FedExCup points and money winnings, a career high in both.
He has carried his hot hand into the 2015-16 season, with a win at the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship earlier this year and four top 10 finishes on the PGA TOUR so far.
World Number One, Jason Day, ready to contend at this year’s Zurich Classic
Justin Rose poses with the trophy and Zurich executives after winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 26, 2015 in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Justin Rose of England poses with the trophy after winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 26, 2015 in Avondale, Louisiana
Justin Rose completed a 7-under 65 in the rain-delayed third round Sunday morning and closed with a 66 at TPC Louisiana for his seventh PGA TOUR title. He finished at 22-under 266, a record total on the course southwest of New Orleans that has hosted the city’s PGA TOUR stop 10 times since 2005.
The Englishman has won at least once in six straight seasons, the second-longest streak on the tour behind Dustin Johnson’s eight straight. He moved from 82nd to 15th in the FedExCup standings.