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FANTEAM GOLF ZURICH CLASSIC LEADERBOARD – RULES AND COURSE PREVIEW

Our fantasy contests are away for the week, but we’ve cooked up something special that’s free to play……

This week the PGA Tour heads down to Louisiana for the Zurich Classic. It’s a bit of a break from the normal schedule as 160 golfers will pair up and play various formats. The formats over the 4 days will be best-ball (Thursday & Saturday) and alternate shots (Friday & Sunday).

Best-Ball: Sometimes known as four ball, best ball is when a team of players hits his or her own golf ball throughout the round. After each hole the player with the lowest score on that team will serve as the team’s score.

Alternate shot: Sometimes known as foursomes, alternate shot is when a team of players use only one ball per team, and take alternate shots until a hole is completed. 

THE CONTEST

The FanTeam Zurich Classic Leaderboard is super easy to play and completely free!

To spice up the competition we’ll be providing 60 PGA Championship Monster tickets (worth €20 each) with a guaranteed prize pool of €20,000.

– The top 20 overall finishers
– The top ten team scores during each single round (Rounds 1,2,3,4)

All you have to do is CLICK HERE to sign up.

Please ensure your username is something we can identify you through e.g. real name, fanteam username or ID.

Just pick 5 teams (1 FROM EACH OF OUR TIERS). It takes minutes to enter, and the scoring system is super-simple:

The Leaderboard can be found by CLICKING HERE

NOTE: 1 ENTRY PER USER! ANY DUPLICATE FANTEAM ID SIGNUPS WILL BE WITHDRAWN AND THE FIRST TEAM ENTERED WILL BE THE TEAM USED FOR ENTRY TO THE LEADERBOARD.

SCORING SYSTEM

This week’s scoring is super easy and simple to understand. The scoring is based on the actual team’s score on the day and through the tournament as a whole. It players out just like a normal golf tournament.

So let’s say your teams score as follows on Day One:

An+Im -2
Cantlay+Schauffelle +1
Mcdowell+Power -4
Lowry+Poulter -2
Huh+Kang +3

Your overall team score for the day would be -4. For the daily comps this is your score, so if -4 is in the best ten team scores for that round you win a ticket!

The four round scores are then also totted up at the end, and the top 20 overall scoring teams get a ticket each.

IMPORTANT: THERE IS A CUT FOR THIS EVENT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION AS THE FIELD IS CUT DOWN TO TOP 33’S AND TIES AFTER THE FIRST 2 ROUNDS.


TIE RULES:


– Overall: If teams are tied for the top 20 places, then the teams with the best individual round total will get the tickets. Second tie-breaker is then the best individual pair score. Third tie-breaker is a random draw.

– Round scores: If teams are tied for the top 10 places, then the teams with the best individual pair score on that day get the ticket. Second tie-breaker is random draw,

THE FIELD

As mentioned there are 160 players in the field this week, comprising 80 two man teams. Teams are determined on priority rankings unless a player has committed to the tournament, they then get to choose their partner for the week.

Reigning champions Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman are back to defend their title this week. The Aussie pairing beat Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen in 2021 after an exciting playoff.  

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler enters the field this week and teams up with Ryan Palmer. Palmer, a former winner here must have something on world number ones as his former partners include Spieth, and Jon Rahm who he won with in 2019.

An exciting week to look forward to for sure with 24 of the world’s top 50 playing.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Note: The Zurich classic has only been played as a pairs event since 2017.

2021 – Marc Leishman & Cameron Smith

2020 – Canceled (COVID)

2019 – Ryan Palmer & Jon Rahm

2018 – Billy Horschel & Scott Piercy

2017 – Jonas Blixt & Cameron Smith

THE COURSE 

TPC Louisiana

Par 72

Length 7,425 yards

Greens Bermuda

Another Pete Dye design this week so expect lots of bunkers. The course does have some water in play on it, as we saw in last year’s playoff when Louis Oosthuizen drove it right into the water on 18 and ended his team’s chances of winning. 

Scoring here is often low, that is in part due to the large fairways and lack of any rough. The par 5’s offer great birdie opportunities as the majority are very short. The course also offers up some very short par 4’s.

The standout hole is 18, the longest of the par 5’s at 580 yards with water in play all the way down to the green on the right. The green is guarded by greenside bunkers, typical Pete Dye.

KEY STATS 

Fourballs and Foursomes are extremely volatile and stats can be very varied, so I will be looking at the overall game of my golfers this week with Strokes Gained Tee To Green being key. I will also be taking a look at strokes gained putting and Birdies made.

Keep an eye on the weather this week as TPC Louisiana plays a lot harder in wet/windy conditions. As of now we are looking at fine/calm conditions.

Once the competition is over we’ll identify the top 20 and Daily top 10 winners, and get you all granted PGA Monster tickets well in advance of May 19th. 

Any questions or issues please reach out to @FanteamGolf on twitter Cheers, 

The Fanteam Crew

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