Zurich Classic: How to watch, streaming, format, preview, tee times, and more

The PGA Tour is heading down to the Big Easy for its annual Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana, the only official team event on Tour. There will be 80 teams competing in match-play formats like best ball and alternate shot.

A favorite event among the PGA Tour players, this is a prime opportunity to earn FedEx Cup points while playing with a teammate.

It is the only event on the regular season schedule that is not stroke play, which gives players and fans a refreshing change.

Here is the one-stop shop for all things Zurich Classic.

Zurich Classic:

Where: TPC Louisiana (Par-72 7,425 yards)

When: April 25-28

Purse: $8,900,000 / $1,286,050 each

FedEx Cup Points: 400 each

Defending Champion: Nick Hardy & Davis Riley

Zurich Classic Format

To build the field, each of the top available players on the PGA Tour Priority Rankings who commit to the event will select their partner. Whoever they pick must have PGA Tour status unless chosen as a sponsor exemption, per the PGA Tour.

The tournament will employ both Four-ball and Foursome formats. The duos will play Four-ball (better ball) on Thursday and Saturday. Friday and Sunday will be alternate shot formats.

There will still be a cut after 36 holes.

Winners earn 400 FedEx Cup points apiece and their two-year Tour exemption. However, they do not recieve Masters invitations or world ranking points.

How to Watch the Zurich Classic

Thursday, April 25: 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

Friday, April 26: 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

Saturday, April 27: 1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. ET (CBS)

Sunday, April 28: 1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. ET (CBS)

How to Stream the Zurich Classic

Peacock will simulcast Golf Channel’s broadcasts during all four rounds. You can stream coverage on Peacock here.

In addition, for the third and final rounds on CBS, Paramount+ will simulcast those telecasts.

ESPN+ will also air PGA Tour Live’s main feed all four days of play.

Thursday, April 25:

TBD

Friday, April 26:

TBD

Saturday, April 27:

TBD

Sunday, April 28:

TBD

Zurich Classic Preview

This year’s Zurich Classic has some incredible teams competing in the Big Easy. From players who have been here for years to first-timers, this field should bring entertainment.

One of the biggest pairings to make their debut is Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy. The Irish duo will look to cause some havoc as they channel their inner Ryder Cup mentality.

The 2022 winners, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay are back and ready to take home another title after they came up short last year with a T4 finish. They are currently the favorites to win this event.

Last year’s champions, Davis Riley and Nick Hardy are back to defend their title.

Brothers love to play in this event. At least three sets of siblings are competing in New Orleans.

Former U.S. Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick and his brother Alex are back to play in New Orleans. As Full Swing Season 2 showcased, this event was massive for the Fitzpatrick siblings last year. They finished T19 when they shot a 2-over 74 on Sunday, which took the wind out of their sails. Could this be the year for the English duo to come together and win the title?

Brothers Parker and Pierceson Coody, two PGA Tour rookies, will play. Nicolai and Rasmus Højgaard are in the field as well.

Other notable pairings include Matt Kuchar and Steve Stricker, Team Europe Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald and one of his assistant captains, Francesco Molinari, Keith Mitchell and Joel Dahmen, the all-Canadian team of Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith and Sahith Theegala and Will Zalatoris.

Zurich Classic Round 1 Tee Times (ET):

TBA

Zurich Classic Round 2 Tee Times (ET):

TBA

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