Weekly Golf Preview – Zurich Classic | Hassan II Trophy

See below as we run through the tournament for you including facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson and 32Red’s Jack Milner.


  • TPC Louisiana, Avondale
  • First staged in 1938
  • Current champions are Billy Horschel & Scott Piercy

OVERVIEW: A bit of a different flavour on the PGA Tour this week as it is the Zurich Classic, a team event involving 80 teams of pairs.

The format sees fourball better ball played in the first and third rounds and then foursome alternate shots in the second and fourth

And despite the unusual concept the tournament is proving more and more popular, and the players are turning up. Favourites are Australian dual major winners Jason Day and Adam Scott, who are favoured just ahead of popular European pair Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia. Defending champions are Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy.


The pro’s point of view…

Our resident golf expert is Cliff Jackson. Cliff is a leading youth coach and PGA professional at the famed Seaton Carew Links – one of the oldest courses in the world.

The Zurich is a very entertaining affair with the recent change to a team format and it is hard to make a selection, but Partick Cantlay and Patrick Reed are both great competitors and I think they could easily come out on top.

As for the Hassan Trophy – for me I think that Alexander Levy has a very good chance of retaining his title in Morocco.

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