Zurich Golf Classic

A major stop in the annual Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship Tournament Circuit, the Zurich Classic began as the New orleans Open in 1938 on City Park’s golf course. Since then, the tournament has gone through various title sponsorships and venues before arriving at its present-day name and location.

As the 11th oldest stop on the PGA tour, past New Orleans tournament winners have included golfing greats like Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, Byron Nelson, Davis Love III, David Toms, and Vijay Singh.

The Zurich classic is played every year during the final week of April at the Tournament Players Club about 15 miles away from downtown New Orleans. It is the only team tournament on the PGA Tour season.

The 2018 72-hole stroke team play format will feature Four-Ball (best ball) during the first and third rounds and Foursomes (alternate shot) during the second and fourth rounds. The starting field will have 80 teams. After the second round, the field will be cut to low 35 teams and ties. In the case of a tie after 72 holes, there will be a sudden death playoff using the Four-Ball format.


The full player list will be updated as participants commit. Currently, team highlights include Bubba Watson with Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia with Rafael Cabrera Bello.

The full player list that continues to be updated as players commit can be found here.


Monday, April 23

Zurich Classic of New Orleans Monday Pro-Am

11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Tuesday, April 24

7:00 a.m. Professional Practice Rounds

Executive Women’s Day presented by Zurich Insurance

3:00 p.m. Tee Time Celebrity Shootout presented by LCMC Health and Children’s Hospital

Wednesday, April 25

Zurich Classic of New Orleans Wednesday Pro-Am

7:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

#1 and #10 Tee Starts

Thursday, April 26

7:00 a.m. First Round

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Golf Channel Coverage

Friday, April 27

7:00 a.m. Second Round

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Golf Channel Coverage

Saturday, April 28

7:30 a.m. Third Round

Noon-1:30 p.m. Golf Channel Coverage

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CBS Network Coverage

Live music by The Chee-Weez after the last putt drops at the 19th Hole

Sunday, April 29

7:30 a.m. Championship Round

Noon-1:30 p.m. Golf Channel Coverage

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CBS Network Coverage

Live music by BAND CAMP after the last putt drops at the 19th Hole.

All events are played at TPC Louisiana unless otherwise noted.

Tee start times & broadcast times are subject to change.


Single-day ground passes are $35. Weekly badges are $85. Other merchandise, parking passes, Champions Club passes, special offers, and more are available on the Zurich Classic official site here.

Spectator Info

There will be a will-call stand for tickets, a first-aid area provided by Touro, and daily weather monitoring to ensure safety. Enjoy crawfish and other New Orleans delicacies, and beautiful spring weather while you watch the Classic!


There is public parking offered for $15 per car at the Alario Center at 2000 Segnette Blvd, including handicapped parking. Handicap shuttle buses are available from the Alario Center to the front gate of the Classic.

Proceeds for the event go to the Fore!Kids Foundation, a charitable organization that generates funds through the production of golf-related events to support activities and programs benefiting area youth.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit

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Celebrate the 77th year of this PGA Tour pro golf tournament at TPC Louisiana. Dates are April 24-30, 2017. For ticket information call or refer to our website.