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TPC Louisiana

Avondale, Louisiana

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Yards (per official scorecard): 7,425
Par: 72 (36-36)
Greens: Poa Trivialis over-seeded Bermuda; 5,225 sq. toes.
Stimpmeter: 12 toes.
Tough: TifSport Bermuda at two inches.
Bunkers/Water Hazards 106/5 (in play on 8 holes).
Architects: Pete Dye (2004).
Course File (final): 60; 4 occasions in Fourballs 65; Ryan Palmer/Jon Rahm 2019 Foursomes.
Match Scoring File: 261; Cameron Smith/Jonas Blixt & Kevin Kisner & Scott Brown 2017.
2021 Purse: $8.3 million; $1.494 million every; 400 FedExCup factors every.


  • Subject of 80 groups of two.
  • Prime 33 and ties play the weekend.
  • Rounds 1 and three can be Fourball (greatest ball).
  • Rounds 2 and 4 can be Foursomes (alternate shot).

Earlier Winners

Yr Winner Rating Remark
2021 Cameron Smith & Marc Leishman -20 Received in a playoff as Smith wins for the second time right here.
2020 No Occasion – COVID    
2019 Ryan Palmer & Jon Rahm -26 Received by three pictures, the most important margin of victory within the group occasion.
2018 Billy Horschel & Scott Piercy -22 Matched Palmer & Rahm for probably the most birdies, 28.
2017 Cameron Smith & Jonas Blixt -27 Solely group to play the occasion bogey free.

Information and Figures:

Again-to-Again Champions: No repeats
A number of Champion(s) Entered: Cameron Smith (2).
Oldest winner: Ryan Palmer, 42
Youngest winner: Cameron Smith, 24
Odd Reality: First version performed Fourball within the ultimate spherical.


Spotter’s Recreation 2022

2022 Occasions Golfer Place Whole $$
Sentry Match of Champions Marc Leishman T10 188,000
Sony Open in Hawaii Keith Mitchell T7 227,812
The American Specific Seamus Energy T14 119,700
Farmers Insurance coverage Open Jon Rahm T3 445,200
AT&T Pebble Seashore Professional-Am Maverick McNealy T33 43,548
WM Phoenix Open Hideki Matsuyama T8 248,050
The Genesis Invitational Patrick Cantlay T33 64,000
The Honda Traditional Sungjae Im MC 0
Arnold Palmer Invitational Rory McIlroy T13 228,000
THE PLAYERS Championship Daniel Berger T13 327,222
Valspar Championship Keegan Bradley MC 0
WGC – Dell Match Play Paul Casey T60 41,000
Corales Puntacana Emiliano Grillo MC 0
Valero Texas Open Corey Conners T35 41,925
Masters Match Jordan Spieth MC 0
RBC Heritage Matt Fitzpatrick MC 0
Whole Occasions: 16 Prime 10: 4 MC: 5       $1,974,457

This Week – Zurich Traditional

Ah, the group recreation!

From one Pete  Dye to a different however this week we’ll throw within the foursome and fourball codecs to kind out the winner.

Energy {couples}. Nation golf equipment. School teammates. Neighbors. Odd {Couples}.


All of it.

Time to have enjoyable this week. This isn’t the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup so don’t infer it to be. These people select one another and usually are not paired up so there’s a stage of consolation nicely earlier than displaying up exterior New Orleans.

The sphere this week has very attention-grabbing combos which might result in very attention-grabbing outcomes. Over time we now have seen lesser recognized pairings creep up the leaderboard and trigger havoc whereas some huge names fizzle out.

I’d anticipate the identical this time round as nicely!

It’s golf. You let me know whenever you get it discovered!

All profitable groups have been 20-under or higher so making birdies and avoiding penalty areas are the highest orders of enterprise. In a shootout, those that hit probably the most GIR could have probably the most probabilities at Par-Breakers. The fourball format requires sub 65 to contend whereas foursomes recommend something within the 60s are implausible.

THE CHOICE: Ian Poulter (Shane Lowry)

As ordinary, I’m chasing shadows on this recreation however for as soon as I’m going to take my very own recommendation and play the most well liked non winner on TOUR. Poulter did what he often does at Harbour City and needs to be the right lightning rod at TPC Louisiana for the Irishman.

Heat Blankets: The blokes who ought to. Secure choices that can assist preserve leads. Opinions on why or why not for this occasion or save for later.

Ryan Palmer (Scottie Scheffler): Anytime you will get Scheffler twice in a season is a extremely good concept! For these of you who haven’t pulled the set off but he’s mentioned that Southern Hills is his favourite course. OK THEN! Oh, and Palmer appears to play awfully nicely right here so there’s that too hahahahaha.

Marc Leishman (Cameron Smith): I’m guessing most have burned the one in (   ) whereas Leesh hasn’t caught fireplace but. The defending champs have been a tricky lay down for me this week.

Sam Burns (Billy Horschel): Nothing fallacious with loading up on the house recreation for Burns particularly after he defended at Valspar. Horschel is salty as ever as he’s been knocking all spring however hasn’t been capable of choose the lock on Sunday. T4 final 12 months ought to have them thirsting for extra.

Tommy Fleetwood (Sergio Garcia): I can’t assist however discover that Fleetwood has lastly discovered some kind once more within the States. His previous outcomes on this occasion with Garcia (2nd) and Chris Paisley! (T4) additionally stand out. I don’t love their odds however I see why they’re so brief. Garcia’s report speaks for itself.

Talor Gooch (Max Homa): Too many arrows pointing in too many right instructions for this pair of mashers as I’ve written already.

Spicy: This is perhaps every week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a begin. You simply may get fortunate. Or MC.

Chile Boys: Pereira has been banging prime 30s for enjoyable all season lengthy as a result of he destroys fairways and greens. Every part it’s worthwhile to learn about Niemann was realized as he smoked Riviera in February.

AnIm: Good additional shot at Sungjae and his skill to make one million birdies. Ben An was second on his personal ball right here in 2016 and practically gained on the KFT lately. Large OAD worth as An doesn’t even have standing.

Zalatoris/Riley: Examine Choose ‘Em.

McDowell/Energy: Identical.

Patton Kizzire/JT Poston: Good ham and eggs right here and each putt lights out on Bermuda. Poston season’s greatest T3 at RBC shouldn’t harm and Kizzire has cashed six of his final seven plus owns a pair of prime 10s right here.

3 AM on the Blackjack Desk: Warning is thrown to the wind. Perhaps not the most effective for this format however what the hell, proper? Would possibly throw these in when you’re in want of a miracle.

Straka/Sigg, Laird/MacIntyre, Garnett/Stallings, Brehm/Hubbard, Duncan/Schenk

Final Time – RBC Heritage

THE CHOICE: Matt Fitzpatrick (+2000) – MC

I gave up as soon as he hit 4 strokes LOST placing for the week mid afternoon on Friday. For some cause I believed he was a more sensible choice than the pink sizzling Shane Lowry or traditional course horse driving in to city on luggage of kind, Matt Kuchar.

Nope, sensible me.

Hilarious that Spieth determined THIS WEEK was higher than final week as nicely. His first MC on the Masters triggered all of this!

Am I speaking to myself? Sure! 

I’ll add to my notes that Fitzpatrick needs to be performed at Bay Hill and nowhere else. It’s not well worth the chase.

Heat Blankets: The blokes who ought to. Secure choices that can assist preserve leads. Opinions on why or why not for this occasion or save for later.

Matt Kuchar: Improbable previous few weeks and a course that matches his recreation completely. Improbable play for guys trying to save larger names for down the highway. T2. Alternative knocked and I didn’t reply the door.

Shane Lowry: I ought to simply copy and paste this till he wins as his 2022 has been very good. Went shut right here in 2019 in addition to he led after 18 and 36 and performed within the ultimate group (T3).  Final win was 2019 Open Championship. T3 and led on the again 9 till he chipped into the water on 14. It’s coming.

Kevin Kisner:  Would appear an computerized selection on a Pete Dye in his native state.  T4 at THE PLAYERS and T3 at Sony are the highlights thus far so this isn’t a stretch.  Went shut in 2015 as he misplaced in a playoff to Jim Furyk. Grabbed T7 in 2018. MC after 69-74.

Dustin Johnson: I’m not working him on a observe the place he’s by no means had a prime 10. In the event you’re trailing and have to throw warning to the wind, good luck.Didn’t break par for MC.

Corey Conners: Model ambassador for RBC so there’s that angle, identical to DJ. I’ll remind you the Canadian Open returns this summer time. I’ll remind you no Canadian has gained it since Pat Fletcher. Higher look that one up, youngsters! One other magnificence, T12.

Spicy: This is perhaps every week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a begin. You simply may get fortunate. Or MC.

Russell Henley: Loads of expertise on this a part of the world and his stat sheet does nothing to recommend he’s flailing.  Solely prime 10 this 12 months was Sony however he hasn’t MC since The Open final summer time. No less than I don’t have to trace again to final 12 months for his final MC. MC.

Adam Hadwin: Rolls in on T4-T7-T9 and even Scheffler thinks that’s sizzling! His success in Palm Springs suggests he’s not hostile to Pete Dye tracks both. Odd his greatest right here is simply T22. Even his nice kind (4 rounds within the pink once more) couldn’t crack the highest 20 as he posted T26.

Si Woo Kim: Crushed finalist in a playoff in 2018, he loves Pete Dye (PLAYERS, AMEX) and has been bang in kind cashing in his final 11 of 12. 4 rounds of par or higher this 12 months settled for T42.

Justin Thomas: His greatest was T8 within the free for all in June of 2020. He didn’t play final 12 months after the Masters however he’s again this time round. Too many transferring components for a man who has larger fish to fry. Broke 70 as soon as in 4 rounds with 67 on Sunday to money T35.

Patrick Cantlay: No have to run to this course kind this week after one other end exterior the highest 25. That’s 4 straight so I’ll let him kind his bag out earlier than leaping in once more (Memorial). It seems he’s sorted his bag out relatively shortly after Augusta. Misplaced in a playoff for his first prime 10 since dropping in a playoff at TPC Scottsdale.

Ian Poulter: The outdated man and the ocean seems like a traditional story and it suits right here because the Englishman hasn’t MC in 11 tries. He’s had a sniff on a number of Sundays however has ran out of fuel and his kind is lower than stellar lately. 2 over on Sunday moved him 20 spots the fallacious course to T42 however it’s 12 straight right here.

3 AM on the Blackjack Desk: Warning is thrown to the wind. Perhaps not the most effective for this format however what the hell, proper? Would possibly throw these in when you’re in want of a miracle.

Matthew NeSmith – T12, Doug Ghim – T35, Brendon Todd – T26, Brian Stuard – 69, good, Michael Thompson – MC, Invoice Haas – T59

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