There’s no rest for the weary on the PGA Tour, but the closest thing to it will happen this week in the Big Easy. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans has undergone a transformation from just another 72-hole stroke play event to a two-man team event that has some of the top players on the planet excited to tee it up at TPC Louisiana.
The first two rounds of the Tour’s latest and greatest version of team golf can be seen exclusively on PGA TOUR LIVE on Thursday and Friday, giving fans a unique opportunity to take in the first-round alternate shot and second-round best ball formats.
The star-power garnered by the Zurich this season only further proves how excited the game’s top players are to try something different. PGA TOUR LIVE will feature some of those marquee groups over the first few days. Jason Day and Rickie Fowler headline the event along with the likes of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer, Daniel Berger and Thomas Pieters, Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes, Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley, Hideki Matsuyama and Hideto Tanihara and Kevin Chappell and Gary Woodland.
— GOLF.com (@golf_com) April 26, 2017
The new team format at the @Zurich_Classic:
• 160 players
• 80 teams
• Alternate Shot: Thursday, Saturday
• Four-Ball: Friday, Sunday pic.twitter.com/Ml6Fc2gxfK
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 25, 2017
The first two days of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will be live streamed on PGA TOUR LIVE beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST, giving subscribers just shy of 10 hours of live golf that otherwise would go unseen. Through the Tour’s partnership with Twitter, the first hour-plus of the PGA TOUR LIVE broadcast can be seen for free.
Here is PGA TOUR LIVE’s schedule for the Zurich.
Thursday (Alternate Shot):
Broadcast time: 9:00AM/ET – 6:30PM/ET
Twitter Window: 9:00AM/ET – Approx. 10:00AM/ET
9:32 AM/ET: Jason Day & Rickie Fowler / Daniel Berger & Thomas Pieters
9:42 AM/ET: Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson / Hideki Matsuyama & Hideto Tanihara
Broadcast time: 8:00AM/ET – 6:30PM/ET
Twitter Window: 8:00AM/ET – Approx. 9:30AM/ET
8:52 AM/ET: Bubba Watson & J.B. Holmes / Kevin Chappell & Gary Woodland
9:05 AM/ET: Jordan Spieth & Ryan Palmer / Justin Thomas & Bud Cauley
PGATL will move to Featured Hole coverage at 3:30PM/ET on Thursday and Friday. Featured Hole Coverage consists of the 14th (Par-3) and 16th (Par-4) holes.
Last year’s Zurich was won by Brian Stuard, who emerged from a three-man playoff that included Byeong Hun An and Jamie Lovemark. The three finished the first 72 holes at 15-under par and Stuard claimed his first PGA Tour win on the second playoff hole.
About PGA TOUR LIVE: PGA TOUR LIVE is a subscription-based digital platform service that offers live coverage of two concurrent featured group pairings during morning competition prior to the start of the regularly scheduled television coverage. It also offers live-streaming coverage from select holes after early-round group coverage has concluded. You can watch on iOS, Android, computer or Apple TV 4 for one-tap access to live golf. Keep track of your followed players across all devices with a free account.
Starting with the CareerBuilder Challenge, broadcast of all tournaments for the rest of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season will be available on PGA TOUR LIVE except for the majors (The Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, PGA Championship) and alternate-field events.
Monthly subscriptions are $5.99 and an annual subscription is available for $39.99.
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