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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. ft.
Stimpmeter: 12 ft.
Tough: TifSport Bermuda at two inches.
Bunkers/Water Hazards 106/5 (in play on 8 holes).
Architects: Pete Dye (2004).
Course Document (final): 60; 4 occasions in Fourballs 65; Ryan Palmer/Jon Rahm 2019 Foursomes.
Event Scoring Document: 261; Cameron Smith/Jonas Blixt & Kevin Kisner & Scott Brown 2017.
2021 Purse: $8.3 million; $1.494 million every; 400 FedExCup factors every.


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

Earlier Winners

Yr Winner Rating Remark
2021 Cameron Smith & Marc Leishman -20 Gained in a playoff as Smith wins for the second time right here.
2020 No Occasion – COVID    
2019 Ryan Palmer & Jon Rahm -26 Gained by three photographs, the biggest margin of victory within the workforce occasion.
2018 Billy Horschel & Scott Piercy -22 Matched Palmer & Rahm for essentially the most birdies, 28.
2017 Cameron Smith & Jonas Blixt -27 Solely workforce 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 Truth: First version performed Fourball within the ultimate spherical.


Spotter’s Recreation 2022

2022 Occasions Golfer Place Whole $$
Sentry Event 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 Seaside 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 Basic 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 Event Jordan Spieth MC 0
RBC Heritage Matt Fitzpatrick MC 0
Whole Occasions: 16 High 10: 4 MC: 5       $1,974,457

This Week – Zurich Basic

Ah, the workforce recreation!

From one Pete  Dye to a different however this week we’ll throw within the foursome and fourball codecs to type 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 should not paired up so there’s a stage of consolation effectively earlier than exhibiting up exterior New Orleans.

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

I’d count on the identical this time round as effectively!

It’s golf. You let me know once 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 essentially the most GIR can have essentially the most possibilities at Par-Breakers. The fourball format requires sub 65 to contend whereas foursomes counsel something within the 60s are incredible.

THE CHOICE: Ian Poulter (Shane Lowry)

As normal, 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 popular non winner on TOUR. Poulter did what he normally does at Harbour City and must be the proper lightning rod at TPC Louisiana for the Irishman.

Heat Blankets: The fellows who ought to. Protected picks that can assist keep leads. Opinions on why or why not for this occasion or save for later.

Ryan Palmer (Scottie Scheffler): Anytime you may get Scheffler twice in a season is a very 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 effectively 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 had been a tricky lay down for me this week.

Sam Burns (Billy Horschel): Nothing mistaken 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 decide the lock on Sunday. T4 final yr 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 document speaks for itself.

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

Spicy: This could be per week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a begin. You simply may get fortunate. Or MC.

Chile Boys: Pereira has been banging high 30s for enjoyable all season lengthy as a result of he destroys fairways and greens. All the pieces it’s essential find out about Niemann was realized as he smoked Riviera in February.

AnIm: Good additional shot at Sungjae and his potential to make 1,000,000 birdies. Ben An was second on his personal ball right here in 2016 and almost gained on the KFT not too long ago. Great OAD worth as An doesn’t even have standing.

Zalatoris/Riley: Examine Choose ‘Em.

McDowell/Energy: Similar.

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

3 AM on the Blackjack Desk: Warning is thrown to the wind. Possibly not the perfect for this format however what the hell, proper? Would possibly throw these in in case 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 motive I assumed he was a better option than the crimson scorching Shane Lowry or basic course horse using in to city on luggage of kind, Matt Kuchar.

Nope, sensible me.

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

Am I speaking to myself? Sure! 

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

Heat Blankets: The fellows who ought to. Protected picks that can assist keep leads. Opinions on why or why not for this occasion or save for later.

Matt Kuchar: Implausible previous couple of weeks and a course that matches his recreation completely. Implausible play for guys trying to save greater 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 excellent. 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 to date 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 operating him on a monitor the place he’s by no means had a high 10. Should you’re trailing and must 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 season. I’ll remind you no Canadian has gained it since Pat Fletcher. Higher look that one up, youngsters! One other magnificence, T12.

Spicy: This could be per 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 counsel he’s flailing.  Solely high 10 this yr was Sony however he hasn’t MC since The Open final summer season. At the least I don’t have to trace again to final yr for his final MC. MC.

Adam Hadwin: Rolls in on T4-T7-T9 and even Scheffler thinks that’s scorching! His success in Palm Springs suggests he’s not opposed to Pete Dye tracks both. Odd his finest right here is simply T22. Even his nice kind (4 rounds within the crimson 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 yr settled for T42.

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

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

Ian Poulter: The outdated man and the ocean seems like a basic story and it matches right here because the Englishman hasn’t MC in 11 tries. He’s had a sniff on just a few Sundays however has ran out of fuel and his kind is lower than stellar not too long ago. 2 over on Sunday moved him 20 spots the mistaken route to T42 however it’s 12 straight right here.

3 AM on the Blackjack Desk: Warning is thrown to the wind. Possibly not the perfect for this format however what the hell, proper? Would possibly throw these in in case 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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