THE PLAYERS Championship 2017

Defending Champion

Jason Day 

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“That’s Tiger-esque, that kind of run,” said Adam Scott about Day’s win in 2016.

Groupings & Starting Times
Thursday & Friday, May 11 & May 12, 2017

 

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Scoring

Low 18-Hole Score at The Players

63 (9-under), Fred Couples, 1992, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (30-33) (Finished T-13)

63 (9-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (33-30) (Won)

63 (9-under), Roberto Castro, 2013, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (32-31) (Finished T19)

63 (9-under), Martin Kaymer, 2014, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (29-34) (Won)

63 (9-under), Jason Day 2016, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (36-31) (Won)

Low 72-Hole Score at The Players

264 (24-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (63-67-67-67)
268 (20-under), Fuzzy Zoeller, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (66-67-68-67)

High Winning Score at The Players

289 (1-over), Mark Hayes, 1977, Sawgrass CC (72-74-71-72)
289 (1-over), Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC (70-71-73-75)
285 (3-under), Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC (72-74-71-68)
285 (3-under), David Duval, 1999, TPC Sawgrass (69-69-74-73)

High 18-Hole Score at The Players

92 (20-over), Bob Murphy, 1979, Final round, Sawgrass CC
91 (19-over), John Lister, 1977, 2nd round, Sawgrass CC

High 18-hole score at The Players, TPC Sawgrass

89 (17-over), Michael Camplbell, 2003, 1st round, TPC Sawgrass
88 (16-over), Mike McCullough, 1984, 1st round, TPC Sawgrass

Low Start by Winner at The Players

63, Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass
63, Martin Kaymer, 2014, TPC Sawgrass

63, Jason Day, 2016, TPC Sawgrass

Low Finish by Winner at The Players

64, Fred Couples, 1996, TPC Sawgrass
64, Davis Love III, 2003, TPC Sawgrass
65, Jack Nicklaus, 1976, Inverrary

High Start by Winner at The Players

73, Hal Sutton, 1983, TPC Sawgrass
72, Mark Hayes, 1977, Sawgrass CC
72, Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC
72, Justin Leonard, 1998, TPC Sawgrass
72, Tiger Woods, 2001, TPC Sawgrass

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High Finish by Winner at The Players

75, Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC
73, David Duval, 1999, TPC Sawgrass

30 Aces at The Players, So Far

Holes-in-one (30 total; 26 at TPC Sawgrass):

1976: Wally Armstrong, 6th hole, Inverrary, 2nd round
1978: Grier Jones, 12th hole, Sawgrass CC, 2nd round;

: John Mahaffey, 15th hole, Sawgrass CC, Final round

1981: Bill Kratzert, 6th hole, Sawgrass CC, 3rd round
1986: Jim Gallagher, Jr., 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass

Brad Fabel, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
1991: Brian Claar, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1992: Chip Beck, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
1994: Russ Cochran, 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
1994: Gary Hallberg, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1995: Phil Mickelson, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
1996: Jay Don Blake, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1997: Mark Brooks, 8th, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Fred Couples, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
1999: Bob Friend, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Joey Sindelar, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
2000: Paul Azinger, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round; Ted Tryba, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round; Joe Ozaki, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2001: Chris DiMarco, 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2002: Miguel A. Jimenez, 17th, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Craig Stadler, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
2004: Jose Maria Olazabal, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
2006: Justin Leonard, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Jesper Parnevik, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Henrik Stenson, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round; Fred Couples, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2008: Robert Garrigus, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
2013: Michael Thompson, 8th, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round Chris Stroud, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round

Eagle or Better at The Players

 Double-Eagles at The Players

2007: Hunter Mahan, 11th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round (Driver/5-iron from 227 yards)

Peter Lonard, 2nd hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (Driver/5-iron from 229 yards)

Most Eagles at The Players

Couples, Fred 15
Mickelson, Phil 11
Lehman, Tom 10
Woods, Tiger 10
Price, Nick 9
Watson, Tom 9
Garcia, Sergio 9

Most Eagles, One Tournament at The Players

3, Justin Leonard, 2000;

3, Kevin Stadler, 2008

3, Phil Mickelson, 2011

3, Sergio Garcia, 2011

3, Sung Kang, 2012; Derek Fathauer, 2015

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Tournament Information

Location              Palm Harbor, Florida

Course                 Innisbrook Resort

Copperhead Course

Par                        71

Length                  7,340 yards

Tournament record score

Vijay Singh (2004)             −18

Defending Champion

Charl Schwartzel

Multiple Winners

K.J. Choi (2002, 2006)

Retief Goosen (2003, 2009)

Past Champions

2016      Charl Schwartzel               −7          

2015      Jordan Spieth                     −10

2014      John Senden                      −7

2013      Kevin Streelman −10

2012      Luke Donald                       −13

2011      Gary Woodland                 −15

2010      Jim Furyk                               −13

2009      Retief Goosen                   −8

2008      Sean O’Hair                        −4

2007      Mark Calcavecchia           −10

2006      K. J. Choi                             −13

2005      Carl Pettersson                 −9

2004      Vijay Singh                          −18

2003      Retief Goosen                   −12

2002      K. J. Choi                             −17

2001      Canceled due to the September 11 attacks

2000      John Huston                       −13

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Fantasy Golf Picks

My picks to strike back at the Copperhead.

Charley Hoffman

Henrik Stenson

Bill Haas

Matt Kuchar       

The Bench

Kevin Na

Justin Thomas

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Stats at The Players

Scoring

Low 18-Hole Score at The Players

63 (9-under), Fred Couples, 1992, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (30-33) (Finished T-13)THE PLAYERS Championship

63 (9-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (33-30) (Won)

63 (9-under), Roberto Castro, 2013, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (32-31) (Finished T19)

63 (9-under), Martin Kaymer, 2014, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (29-34) (Won)

Low 72-Hole Score at The Players

264 (24-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (63-67-67-67)
268 (20-under), Fuzzy Zoeller, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (66-67-68-67)

High Winning Score at The Players

289 (1-over), Mark Hayes, 1977, Sawgrass CC (72-74-71-72)
289 (1-over), Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC (70-71-73-75)
285 (3-under), Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC (72-74-71-68)
285 (3-under), David Duval, 1999, TPC Sawgrass (69-69-74-73)

High 18-Hole Score at The Players

92 (20-over), Bob Murphy, 1979, Final round, Sawgrass CC
91 (19-over), John Lister, 1977, 2nd round, Sawgrass CC

High 18-hole score at The Players, TPC Sawgrass

89 (17-over), Michael Camplbell, 2003, 1st round, TPC Sawgrass
88 (16-over), Mike McCullough, 1984, 1st round, TPC Sawgrass

Low Start by Winner at The Players

63, Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass
63, Martin Kaymer, 2014, TPC Sawgrass

Low Finish by Winner at The Players

64, Fred Couples, 1996, TPC Sawgrass
64, Davis Love III, 2003, TPC Sawgrass
65, Jack Nicklaus, 1976, Inverrary

High Start by Winner at The Players

73, Hal Sutton, 1983, TPC Sawgrass
72, Mark Hayes, 1977, Sawgrass CC
72, Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC
72, Justin Leonard, 1998, TPC Sawgrass
72, Tiger Woods, 2001, TPC Sawgrass

High Finish by Winner at The Players

75, Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC
73, David Duval, 1999, TPC Sawgrass

30 Aces at The Players, So Far

Holes-in-one (30 total; 26 at TPC Sawgrass):

1976: Wally Armstrong, 6th hole, Inverrary, 2nd round
1978: Grier Jones, 12th hole, Sawgrass CC, 2nd round;

: John Mahaffey, 15th hole, Sawgrass CC, Final round

1981: Bill Kratzert, 6th hole, Sawgrass CC, 3rd round
1986: Jim Gallagher, Jr., 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Brad Fabel, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
1991: Brian Claar, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1992: Chip Beck, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
1994: Russ Cochran, 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
1994: Gary Hallberg, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1995: Phil Mickelson, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
1996: Jay Don Blake, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1997: Mark Brooks, 8th, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Fred Couples, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
1999: Bob Friend, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Joey Sindelar, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
2000: Paul Azinger, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round; Ted Tryba, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round; Joe Ozaki, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2001: Chris DiMarco, 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2002: Miguel A. Jimenez, 17th, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Craig Stadler, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
2004: Jose Maria Olazabal, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
2006: Justin Leonard, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Jesper Parnevik, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Henrik Stenson, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round; Fred Couples, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2008: Robert Garrigus, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
2013: Michael Thompson, 8th, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round Chris Stroud, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round

Eagle or Better at The Players

Double-Eagles at The Players

2007: Hunter Mahan, 11th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round (Driver/5-iron from 227 yards)

Peter Lonard, 2nd hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (Driver/5-iron from 229 yards)

Most Eagles at The Players

Couples, Fred 15
Mickelson, Phil 11
Lehman, Tom 10
Woods, Tiger 10
Price, Nick 9
Watson, Tom 9
Garcia, Sergio 9

Most Eagles, One Tournament at The Players

3, Justin Leonard, 2000;

3, Kevin Stadler, 2008

3, Phil Mickelson, 2011

3, Sergio Garcia, 2011

3, Sung Kang, 2012; Derek Fathauer, 2015

Bridie is the Word at The Players

Best Birdie-Eagle or Birdie Streak at TPC Sawgrass

6-under: Eagle-birdie-eagle-birdie, Fulton Allem (Holes 2-5, 2nd round), 1999

5-under: Birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie, Rickie Fowler (Holes 15-18, Final round), 2015

5-under: Eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie, David Toms (Holes 6-9, Final round), 2012

5-under: Birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie, Sergio Garcia (Holes 14-17, Final round), 2011

5-under: Eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie, Phil Mickelson (Holes 16-1, 3rd & Final round), 1996

5-under: Birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie, Mike Heinen (Holes 14-17, 3rd round), 1995

5-under: Birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie, Fred Couples (Holes 7-10, 3rd round), 1992

Best Score on the Last Four Holes in One Round at The Players (TPC Sawgrass)

11, Rickie Fowler (birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie, Final round), 2015

Most Consecutive Birdies at The Players

6, Tom Watson (Holes 9-14, 2nd round), 1984
6, Dave Rummells (Holes 16-18, 1-3, 2nd round), 1986
6, Fred Wadsworth (Holes 15-18, 1-2, 1st round), 1987
6, Paul Azinger (Holes 18, 1-5, 1st round), 1993
6, Rocco Mediate (Holes 13-18, Final round), 1996
6, Tim Herron (Holes 8-13, 2nd round), 2005
6, Louis Oosthuizen (Holes 9-14, 3rd round), 2013
6, K.J. Choi (Holes 9-14, Final round), 2014

Most Birdies in One Tournament at The Players

26, Fuzzy Zoeller, 1994 (second)

Most Total Birdies in One Tournament at The Players

1618 birdies, 1996

Fewest Bogeys at THE PLAYERS

1, Greg Norman, 1994

Four Rounds in 60s in One Tournament at The Players

Al Geiberger (66-68-67-69), 1975 (Won)
J.C. Snead (67-69-68-68), 1976 (2nd)
Greg Norman (63-67-67-67), 1994 (Won)
Fuzzy Zoeller (66-67-68-67), 1994 (2nd)
Jeff Maggert (65-69-69-68), 1994 (3rd)
Steve Elkington (66-69-68-69), 1997 (Won)

Most Rounds in the 60s Career at The Players

22, Nick Price and Davis Love III

 

Fewest Rounds in the 60s by the Field in a Final Round at The Players

1989 1
1999 1

Four Sub-Par Rounds in One Tournament at The Players

Davis Love III, 1992, 2003, 2010
Jack Nicklaus, 1974, 1976
John Mahaffey, 1986, 1992
Greg Norman, 1987, 1994
Larry Mize, 1987, 1996
Gil Morgan, 1988, 1996
Bernhard Langer, 1991, 1993
Vijay Singh, 1996, 2001
Kenny Perry, 1996, 2004
Bob Murphy, 1974
Al Geiberger, 1975
Hubert Green, 1975
J.C. Snead, 1976
Roger Maltbie, 1976
David Graham, 1976
Fred Couples, 1984
Calvin Peete, 1985
Sandy Lyle, 1987
Jeff Sluman, 1987
Paul Azinger, 1987
Mark McCumber, 1987
David Frost, 1987
Mike Hulbert, 1987
Wayne Levi, 1988
Mark Wiebe, 1988
Gene Sauers, 1988
Tom Kite, 1989
Curtis Strange, 1991
Jay Delsing, 1991
Tom Watson, 1992
Nick Price, 1993
Rocco Mediate, 1993
Andrew Magee, 1993
Fuzzy Zoeller, 1994
Jeff Maggert, 1994
Hale Irwin, 1994
Loren Roberts, 1994
Colin Montgomerie, 1996
David Duval, 1996
Scott Hoch, 1996
Masashi Jumbo Ozaki, 1996
John Adams, 1996
Ernie Els, 1996
Jay Haas, 1996
Fred Funk, 1996
Jim Furyk, 1996
Joel Edwards, 1996
Steve Elkington, 1997
Hal Sutton, 2000
Tiger Woods, 2000
Darren Clarke, 2003
Phil Mickelson, 2004
Stephen Ames, 2006
Retief Goosen, 2006
Brian Davis, 2009
Tim Clark, 2010
Robert Allenby, 2010
Lucas Glover, 2010
Bo Van Pelt, 2010
Frederik Jacobson, 2010
Andres Romero, 2010
Matt Kuchar, 2010, 2014
Scott Verplank, 2010
Troy Matteson, 2010
Steve Flesch, 2010
K.J. Choi, 2011
David Toms, 2011
Paul Goydos, 2011
Luke Donald, 2011
Brian Gay, 2011

Jeff Maggert, 2013
Brandt Snedeker, 2013
Kevin Streelman, 2013
Tiger Woods, 2013
Sergio Garcia, 2014
Justin Rose, 2014
David Hearn, 2014
Lee Westwood, 2014
George McNeill, 2014
Steve Stricker, 2014
Morgan Hoffmann, 2014
Rickie Fowler, 2015
Ben Martin, 2015
Rory Sabbatini, 2015
Rory McIlroy, 2015
Brian Harman, 2015
Ryo Ishikawa, 2015
Zach Johnson, 2015

 

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The Winners at The Players

Multiple Winners at The Players

3, Jack Nicklaus, 1974, 1976 and 1978
2, Steve Elkington, 1991 and 1997
Hal Sutton, 1983 and 2000
Fred Couples, 1984 and 1996
Davis Love III, 1992 and 2003
Tiger Woods, 2001 and 2013

Consecutive Victories at The Players

None!

(Because it’s difficult to win there…)

Largest Come-From-Behind Wins at The Players

6 strokes, Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC

5 strokes, Justin Leonard, 1998, TPC Sawgrass

5 strokes, Henrik Stenson, 2009, TPC Sawgrass

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Wire-to-Wire Wins at The Players

 

Al Geiberger, 1975, Colonial
Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC
Nick Price, 1993, TPC Sawgrass
Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass
Steve Elkington, 1997, TPC Sawgrass
Hal Sutton, 2000, TPC Sawgrass
Martin Kaymer, 2014, TPC Sawgrass

International Winners at The Players

2, Steve Elkington, Australia, 1991 and 1997
1, Greg Norman, Australia, 1994
1, Craig Perks, New Zealand, 2002
1, Nick Price, Zimbabwe, 1993
1, Sandy Lyle, Scotland, 1987
1, Adam Scott, Australia, 2004
1, Stephen Ames, Trinidad and Tobago/Canada, 2006
1, Sergio Garcia, Spain, 2008
1, Henrik Stenson, Sweden, 2009
1, Tim Clark, South Africa, 2010
1, K.J. Choi, South Korea, 2011
1, Martin Kaymer, Germany, 2014

First-Round Leaders/Co-Leaders to Go on to Win at The Players (13/41)

Al Geiberger, 1975
Jack Nicklaus, 1976 (tied)
Jack Nicklaus, 1978 (tied)
Mark McCumber, 1988
Jodie Mudd, 1990 (tied)
Nick Price, 1993
Greg Norman, 1994
Steve Elkington, 1997
Hal Sutton, 2000
Adam Scott, 2004
Phil Mickelson, 2007
Sergio Garcia, 2008
Martin Kaymer, 2014

Widest Victory Margin at The Players

7 strokes, Steve Elkington (over Scott Hoch), 1997

Oldest Winner at The Players

Fred Funk, 2005 (48 years, 9 months, 14 days)

 Youngest Winner at The Players

Adam Scott, 2004 (23 years, 8 months, 12 days)

Champions Who Birdied 18 to Win at The Players

Steve Elkington, 1991, TPC Sawgrass

Winners Who Won a Majors in the Same Year They Won at The Players

Jack Nicklaus, 1978 (British Open)
Hal Sutton, 1983 (PGA Championship)
Tiger Woods, 2001 (Masters)
Martin Kaymer, 2014 (U.S. Open)

Fewest Number of Starts at The Players Before Winning at The Players

1, Jack Nicklaus
1, Craig Perks
1, Hal Sutton

Players Who had Their First PGA Tour at The Players 

Craig Perks, 2002
Tim Clark, 2010

Longest Putt Made at The Players

100 feet, 1 inch, Ben Crane, 1st round, 2007, 14th hole

Most Second-Place Finishes At The Players

2, J.C. Snead, 1974 and 1976
2, Tom Watson, 1979 and 1992
2, Fuzzy Zoeller, 1991 and 1994
2, Bernhard Langer, 1993 and 1995
2, Padraig Harrington, 2003 and 2004
2, Tom Lehman, 1998 and 2005
2, Sergio Garcia, 2007 and 2015

Oldest Player to Make the Cut at The Players

Julius Boros, 1975 (55 years, 174 days)

Arnold Palmer, 1985 (55 years, 172 days)

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Most Starts at The Players

29, Jay Haas
28, Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Davis Love III
27, Craig Stadler
26, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin
25, Tom Purtzer, Larry Nelson
24, Bruce Lietzke, Mark O’Meara, Kenny Perry

Most Consecutive Starts at The Players

29, Jay Haas

28, Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Davis Love III

27, Craig Stadler

26, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin

25, Tom Purtzer, Larry Nelson

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Picks for the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans #ZurichClassic #FantasyGolf

Hot Fantasy Golf Picks from Around the Internet

Jason Day: The world No. 1? No surprises with that pick. Day has only one finished outside the top 25 in the 2015/16 season. With two trophies to his case this season and has a great chance to pick up a third on a course where he finished fourth last year.

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Justin Rose: Rose, blow the field away last year in the Big Easy with his awesome final 66 holes without a bogey. Rose hasn’t fallen outside the top 20 in a stroke-play event since Torrey Pines, including a T-10 finish at the Masters, and has finished T-15 or better each of the last four years at TPC Louisiana.

Daniel Berger: The reigning Rookie of the Year finished T-6 at TPC Louisiana last year a course that should perfectly suit his game. In addition, he arrives with top-10 finishes in each of his last two events.

Rickie Fowler: Fowler after missed the cut in 2015 and 14, Fowler remains a threat as he has four top-10 finishes in his last six starts dating back to a playoff loss in Phoenix. Rickie finds the magic out of the blue, so if he didn’t have too much fun on his bro trip to the Bahamas with fellow PGA Tour stars Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman, the Sunday orange is a smart pick for any fantasy team.

Billy Horschel: Horschel is the 2013 champion. Billy, the guy who is always supportive of his compactors on tour, landed T-4 last week at Valero, T-17 at the Masters, and it looks to have adjusted to his new equipment.

Chris Kirk: Chris rehabbing from a hand injury late last season has found “it” with top-25 finishes in four of his last five starts, including a T-13 finish last week in San Antonio. The last time Kirk played the Zurich, he finished T-21.

Charley Hoffman: Charley comes to Louisiana making up for lost opportunities, packing four top-20 finishes in seven starts underlined by a dramatic triumph at TPC San Antonio. Hoffman in 2014, his most recent appearance, he finished T-5.

Patton Kizzire: The current Web.com Tour Player of the Year went to school at Auburn, so Kizzire knows all about playing golf on the Gulf Coast. He ranks eighth in strokes gained putting and has a T-9 finish at the WGC-Match Play and a T-14 finish in HIlton Head.

Smylie Kaufman: The former LSU star will have a hearty rooting section this week on the bayou, and he knows how to deal with Southern Louisiana heat and humidity.  Smylie has proven his worth as a tour pro with his win in Las Vegas and his play at the Masters. Therefore, if he didn’t burn out hanging with the boys in the Caribbean you could be smiling with a win in your fantasy golf league.

David Hearn: The Canadian has had three top-25 finishes in six starts, with his T-6 finish in 2015. Hearn finished T-13 last week in San Antonio.

The Golf Ball Guy’s Fantasy picks for the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

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Justin Rose

Rickie Fowler

Billy Horschel

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Daniel Berger

Charley Hoffman

 

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 Fantasy Golf

Sleeper Picks

Erik Compton – He’s finished T5 and T12 in the last two years in New Orleans with a scoring average of 68.25.

Scott Stallings – Stallings missed three consecutive cuts until finishing T13 in the Alamo City last week. He was in the top 25 last year at the TPC La.

Troy Merritt – Finished third in his debut here as a rookie in 2010. On the heels of his first PGA TOUR win at the 2015 Quicken Loans National, Merritt is primed and ready for big things. Currently 28th in strokes gained: putting, first in three-putt avoidance, and is 84th in the FedExCup standings posting four top 25s, including a T3 at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill.

Blayne Barber – Only 43 starts into his PGA TOUR career, he has landed seven top 25s, with 7 being top 10s. One of his top 10s as a rookie was at TPC Louisiana in 2015.

Whee Kim – The 23-year-old finished T6 at Harbour Town where he ranked second in strokes gained putting and he ranked ninth in strokes gained: putting for the week. Last year at the TPC Louisiana, Kim capped off a T8 with a 64, lowest in the field in the final round.

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Withdrawals

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Will MacKenzie

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 Start Times for the 2016 Zuri+A136ch Classic of New Orleans

Round 1

TEE # TIME PLAYER NAMES
1 7:00 AM Jonas Blixt
Trevor Immelman
Steve Marino
10 7:00 AM Justin Hicks
Darron Stiles
Tyrone Van Aswegen
1 7:10 AM Carl Pettersson
Jeff Overton
Steve Wheatcroft
10 7:10 AM Daniel Berger
Scott Langley
Mark Hubbard
1 7:20 AM Robert Allenby
Brian Stuard
Michael Putnam
10 7:20 AM Freddie Jacobson
Tim Herron
Luke Guthrie
1 7:30 AM Nick Taylor
Ben Martin
Brian Gay
10 7:30 AM Vaughn Taylor
Angel Cabrera
John Senden
1 7:40 AM Seung-Yul Noh
Gary Woodland
Stuart Appleby
10 7:40 AM Jason Day
Danny Lee
Steve Stricker
1 7:50 AM J.J. Henry
Chesson Hadley
Vijay Singh
10 7:50 AM Rickie Fowler
Ben Crane
Jason Bohn
1 8:00 AM Robert Streb
Geoff Ogilvy
Retief Goosen
10 8:00 AM Morgan Hoffmann
D.H. Lee
Byeong-Hun An
1 8:10 AM Derek Ernst
Charles Howell III
Chad Collins
10 8:10 AM Marc Leishman
Marc Turnesa
Richard H. Lee
1 8:20 AM Ricky Barnes
Tom Gillis
Blayne Barber
10 8:20 AM David Hearn
Chris Stroud
Brett Stegmaier
1 8:30 AM Bryce Molder
Greg Owen
Patrick Rodgers
10 8:30 AM Erik Compton
Andrew Loupe
Sung Kang
1 8:40 AM Boo Weekley
Michael Thompson
Andres Gonzales
10 8:40 AM Billy Hurley III
Tyler Aldridge
Bronson Burgoon
1 8:50 AM Brice Garnett
Dawie van der Walt
Ryan Ruffels
10 8:50 AM Sam Saunders
Rob Oppenheim
Rhein Gibson
1 9:00 AM Chris DiMarco
Wes Roach
Tim Yelverton
10 9:00 AM Hiroshi Iwata
Miguel Angel Carballo
Jordan Payne
1 12:00 PM Lucas Glover
Rod Pampling
Patton Kizzire
10 12:00 PM Jerry Kelly
Jamie Donaldson
Harold Varner III
1 12:10 PM Tim Wilkinson
Jon Curran
Luke List
10 12:10 PM Ken Duke
Andres Romero
Cameron Tringale
1 12:20 PM Sean O’Hair
Chad Campbell
Brian Davis
10 12:20 PM Brendon de Jonge
Will Wilcox
Jamie Lovemark
1 12:30 PM Matt Every
Alex Cejka
Keegan Bradley
10 12:30 PM Chris Kirk
Brian Harman
Russell Henley
1 12:40 PM Charley Hoffman
Smylie Kaufman
David Toms
10 12:40 PM James Hahn
Hunter Mahan
Brendon Todd
1 12:50 PM Justin Rose
Billy Horschel
K.J. Choi
10 12:50 PM Troy Merritt
Scott Stallings
Mike Weir
1 1:00 PM Robert Garrigus
Roberto Castro
Anirban Lahiri
10 1:00 PM D.A. Points
D.J. Trahan
Si Woo Kim
1 1:10 PM John Huh
Jhonattan Vegas
Kyle Reifers
10 1:10 PM Dicky Pride
Scott Pinckney
Carlos Ortiz
1 1:20 PM Aaron Baddeley
Cameron Beckman
Spencer Levin
10 1:20 PM Chez Reavie
Frank Lickliter II
Hudson Swafford
1 1:30 PM George McNeill
Jason Gore
Whee Kim
10 1:30 PM Kyle Stanley
Adam Hadwin
Michael Kim
1 1:40 PM Alex Prugh
Martin Piller
Julien Brun
10 1:40 PM Michael Bradley
Tom Hoge
Zach Wright
1 1:50 PM Lucas Lee
Abraham Ancer
Dalton Ward
10 1:50 PM Cameron Percy
Henrik Norlander
Benjamin Taylor
1 2:00 PM Joe Affrunti
Andrew Landry
Matt Mabrey
10 2:00 PM Thomas Aiken
Kelly Kraft
Bobby Wyatt


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2016 Masters Odds

Odds to win the US Masters 2016

2016 Masters

Jason Day 13/2
Rory McIlroy 15/2
Jordan Spieth 15/2
Bubba Watson 10/1
Adam Scott 11/1
Rickie Fowler 16/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Dustin Johnson 22/1
Louis Oosthuizen 28/1
Justin Rose 28/1
Charl Schwartzel 28/1
Henrik Stenson 30/1
Hideki Matsuyama 35/1
Brandt Snedeker 45/1
Patrick Reed 50/1
Paul Casey 55/1
Sergio Garcia 55/1
Marc Leishman 55/1
Daniel Willett 55/1
Brooks Koepka 60/1
Branden Grace 65/1
Justin Thomas 65/1
Zach Johnson 66/1
Matt Kuchar 70/1
Jimmy Walker 80/1
Jason Dufner 100/1
Bill Haas 100/1
J.B. Holmes 100/1
Shane Lowry 100/1
Tiger Woods 100/1

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The field for the 2016 Shell Houston Open.

Allenby, Robert

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Appleby, Stuart

Baddeley, Aaron

Barber, Blayne

Barnes, Ricky

Beljan, Charlie

Berger, Daniel

Blair, Zac

Blixt, Jonas

Bowditch, Steven

Bradley, Keegan

Brown, Scott

Burgoon, Bronson

Cabrera Bello, Rafa

Cabrera, Angel

Campbell, Chad

Campos, Rafael

Castro, Roberto

Cazaubon, Rodolfo

Cejka, Alex

Chappell, Kevin

Choi, K.J.

Cink, Stewart

Cochran, Case

Collins, Chad

Compton, Erik

Crane, Ben

Curran, Jon

de Jonge, Brendon

DeLaet, Graham

Dobyns, Matt

Donaldson, Jamie

Duke, Ken

Els, Ernie

English, Harris

Every, Matt

Fathauer, Derek

Finau, Tony

Fowler, Rickie

Garcia, Sergio

Gibson, Rhein

Glover, Lucas

Gonzales, Andres

Goosen, Retief

Gore, Jason

Guthrie, Luke

Hadley, Chesson

Hadwin, Adam

Hahn, James

Harman, Brian

Harrington, Padraig

Hearn, David

Henley, Russell

Henry, J.J.

Herman, Jim

Hickok, Kramer

Hicks, Justin

Hoffman, Charley

Hoffmann, Morgan

Holmes, J.B.

Howell III, Charles

Hubbard, Mark

Huh, John

Iwata, Hiroshi

Jacobson, Freddie

Jaidee, Thongchai

Johnson, Dustin

Jones, Matt

Kim, Michael

Kim, Si Woo

Kim, Whee

Kizzire, Patton

Knost, Colt

Koepka, Brooks

Kokrak, Jason

Lahiri, Anirban

Laird, Martin

Langley, Scott

Levin, Spencer

Loupe, Andrew

Love III, Davis

Lovemark, Jamie

Lowry, Shane

MacKenzie, Will

Mahan, Hunter

Malnati, Peter

Marino, Steve

Martin, Ben

McConnell, Paul

McGirt, William

Mickelson, Phil

Molder, Bryce

Noh, Seung-Yul

O’Hair, Sean

Ogilvy, Geoff

Oosthuizen, Louis

Ortiz, Carlos

Overton, Jeff

Owen, Greg

PGA TOUR
PGA TOUR

Palmer, Ryan

Pettersson, Carl

Piercy, Scott

Pinckney, Scott

Points, D.A.

Reavie, Chez

Reed, Patrick

Reifers, Kyle

Rodgers, Patrick

Romero, Andres

Schwartzel, Charl

Senden, John

Singh, Vijay

Smith, Cameron

Spieth, Jordan

Stallings, Scott

Stanley, Kyle

Steele, Brendan

Stefani, Shawn

Stegmaier, Brett

Stenson, Henrik

Streelman, Kevin

Stricker, Steve

Stroud, Chris

Swafford, Hudson

Taylor, Nick

Taylor, Vaughn

Toms, David

Tringale, Cameron

Uresti, Omar

Van Aswegen, Tyrone

van der Walt, Dawie

Varner III, Harold

Vazquez, Sebastian

Vegas, Jhonattan

Villegas, Camilo

Wagner, Johnson

Walker, Jimmy

Weekley, Boo

Weir, Mike

Westwood, Lee

Wheatcroft, Steve

Wiesberger, Bernd

Wilcox, Will

Woodland, Gary

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