The Zurich Classic is this week's PGA Tour stop. The players on tour really enjoy this stop for the atmosphere of New Orleans, the food, the drinks, etc. They even play a little golf.
This week's tournament has some great players in the field and some excellent groupings for the Thursday and Friday rounds.
Perhaps the best group to watch, in this lowly frogs humble opinion, is the 1:30pm tee time today: Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and K.J. Choi. Luke Donald can still move up in the world rankings from his current #3 this week with a good showing.
An interesting grouping puts Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker and Ben Crane together. Bubba is not a slow player and Ben Crane is. What will the dynamic be there between those two?
Two of the brightest younger stars on tour, Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney will be playing with long time vet David Toms.
Early tee times include a great grouping of Vijay Singh with two younger stars, Justin Rose and Camilo Villegas.
The host course this week is the TPC of Lousiana. This TPC is yet another Pete Dye course with a par of 72 and measuring out at 7,341 yards. The course has actually been shortened by about 200 yards since 2007, and a few modifications made since being damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The difficultly level of the course is "middle of the road" for the tour, as it sits exactly at position 26 out of 52 on tour.