Zurich Classic of New Orleans Golf Matchups - PGA Tour Odds

Zurich Classic of New Orleans Golf Matchups

The only team format PGA Tour event takes place this week with 80 teams of two players hitting the TPC Louisiana track for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Teams will play a best ball format on Thursday and Saturday with alternate shot used on Friday and Sunday. Less than half the field will advance to the weekend, and the team format adds a layer of intrigue to the betting. The duo of Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer look to defend their title as betting favorites. However, there are several teams with strong golfers that will make matchup betting interesting. Below is a look at some matchup odds for the event that gets underway on Thursday. Visit BookMaker.eu for a complete list of matchup betting odds when you’re ready to place a wager.

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Rahm/Palmer -115 vs. Schauffele/Cantlay -115

Rahm/Palmer -155 vs. Smith/Leishman +124

Morikawa/Wolff -110 vs. Finau/Champ -120

Smith/Leishman -122 vs. Finau/Champ -108

Watson/Scheffler -130 vs. Morikawa/Wolff +100

Horschel/Burns -120 vs. Kirk/Todd -110

Hatton/Willett -135 vs. Hovland/Ventura +105

Rose/Stenson +108 vs. Oosthuizen/Schwartzel -138

Glover/Reavie -105 vs. Sungjae Im/Byeong Hun An -125

Pieters/Lewis -125 vs. Noren/Norlander -105

Ghim/Suh -115 vs. Brown/Kisner -115

McNealy/Bramlett -122 vs. Werenski/Uihlein -108

Grace/Varner III -125 vs. Frittelli/Streelman -105

Horschel/Burns -125 vs. Grace/Varner III -105

Willett/Hatton -150 vs. Frittelli/Streelman +120

Willett/Hatton -125 vs. Horschel/Burns -105

Bradley/Steele -115 vs. Frittelli/Streelman -115

Schauffele/Cantlay -170 vs. Morikawa/Wolff +135

Horschel/Burns -135 vs. Frittelli/Streelman +105

Kirk/Todd -125 vs. Grace/Varner III -105

Willett/Hatton -155 vs. Bradley/Steele +124

Watson/Scheffler -125 vs. Finau/Champ -105

Schauffele/Cantlay -180 vs. Finau/Champ +143

Rahm/Palmer -170 vs. Morikawa/Wolff +135

Schauffele/Cantlay -155 vs. Watson/Scheffler +124

Willett/Hatton -135 vs. Grace/Varner III +105

Rahm/Palmer -180 vs. Finau/Champ +143

Smith/Leishman -125 vs. Morikawa/Wolff -105

Rahm/Palmer -155 vs. Watson/Scheffler +124

Oosthuizen/Schwartzel -105 vs. Homa/Gooch -125

Brown/Kisner -115 vs. Dahmen/Griffin -115

Hovland/Ventura -122 vs. Sungjae Im/Byeong Hun An -108

Snedeker/Mitchell -115 vs. Werenski/Uihlein -115

Kokrak/Perez -150 vs. Knox/Stuard +120

McDowell/Wallace -110 vs. Kokrak/Perez -120

Rose/Stenson +110 vs. Homa/Gooch -140

Noren/Norlander -115 vs. Clark/Rooyen -115

Redman/Ryder +100 vs. NeSmith/Seiffert -130

Need to Know

This will be the fourth playing of the event using the team format and it’s the only one on Tour, so it’s a new concept to most of the field. Several pairings return from previous events, including 2019 winners Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer. Does that give them an edge in this week’s tournament? Hard to say, but it can’t hurt their chances. TPC Louisiana is a very scoreable par 72 that stretches to nearly 7,500 yards. Tee to green the layout is relatively easy for the pros with 65 percent of fairways and nearly 67 percent of greens hit in regulation. When the course became the permanent home of the Zurich Classic in 2007, and additional 100 sand traps and numerous water hazards were sprinkled about to make the layout a bit more challenging.

Zurich Classic of New Orleans Matchup Picks

Finau/Champ -120 vs. Morikawa/Wolff

It was a difficult choice to go against the young studs in this matchup, but I couldn’t rightly back the Morikawa/Wolff team based on what Wolff has – or hasn’t – done in the last few months. His game is lagging and against two consistent players in Finau and Champ, that’s not going to get it done. The big hitters will set themselves up for easy scoring opportunities and as long as one of them can stroke the flat stick this should be a win for Finau/Champ.

Brown/Kisner -115 vs. Ghim/Suh

The duo of Brown and Kisner has taken the team concept to another level. They are together again looking for a win in this event after several near misses. They lost a playoff in 2017 and held the 54-hole lead a year later. In the most recent playing of the event in 2019 they placed in a tie for fifth. The pair returns looking for that elusive victory. They may not get it, but it’s a solid bet they are in contention. And that’s enough for me to throw down on them.

Rahm/Palmer -155 vs. Smith/Leishman

The duo of Rahm/Palmer is the only one among the top six favorites to pair up at this tournament previously. And they did it in style winning the 2019 edition by three swings. They’ve been strong both individually and as a team which is why they are at the top of the odds board. I typically don’t like to back a favorite at this price, but how can you overlook what they’ve done?

Schauffele/Cantlay -155 vs. Watson/Scheffler

Just after saying I don’t typically back a favorite at such a steep price here I am again. Putting two of the most consistent players on the same team doesn’t always equate to success, but Schauffele and Cantlay can’t be ignored. They are playing together for the first time, but individually the X-man and Cantlay make up probably the best team, at least they aren’t far from it. It’s another steep price, but again winning is what matters and it beats the alternative.

Horschel/Burns -120 vs. Kirk/Todd

Horschel is the only player in the field to win the Zurich Open as an individual and as part of a team. He won the stroke-play event in 2013 and teamed with Scott Piercy to claim the team crown in 2018. Horschel’s strong iron play and short game is a nice complement to the excellent ball striking and driving of Burns and should allow the team to have success on a layout Burns is quite familiar with.

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