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Zurich Classic Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks To Back

Zurich Classic Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks To Back
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The Zurich Classic in New Orleans took a bold step by changing to a two-man team format in 2017. It paid off in a big way with increased interest, stronger fields and a spot as the most unique PGA Tour stop on the calendar.

Now it’s the turn of golf betting fans to cash in this week as the usual suspects pair up with all sorts of Zurich Classic betting lines and props available for the action at TPC Louisiana.

Top 2021 Zurich Classic Odds

Team WinTop 5Top 10
Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele+700+164-136
Ryan Palmer/Jon Rahm+700+150-150
Marc Leishman/Cameron Smith+1200+250+110
Collin Morikawa/Matthew Wolff+1400+300+125
Scottie Scheffler/Bubba Watson+1600+350+150
Cameron Champ/Tony Finau+1800+400+164
Sam Burns/Billy Horschel+2500+500+225
Tyrrell Hatton/Danny Willett+2500+500+225
Brendon Todd/Chris Kirk+2500+500+225
Talor Gooch/Max Homa+2800+550+250

PGA Tour Odds via DraftKings and current as of publication

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Zurich Classic Expert Picks & Predictions

Louis Oosthuizen/Charles Schwartzel over Max Homa/Talor Gooch (-102, FanDuel)

We have to back the experience here. Homa and Gooch are good friends and they’re both playing well. Team chemistry should be great. We’re big fans of both. In this case, we’re fading them because Oosthuizen and Schwartzel have teamed up for four Presidents Cup matches and two Zurich Classics already. They finished T-3 in this event in 2018. This can be a tough event for guys who aren’t used to the format, which we don’t have to worry about with one of these groups. We’re on Oosthuizen/Schwartzel over Homa/Gooch at FanDuel .

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How are Teams selected for the Zurich Classic?

The Zurich Classic is comprised of 80 two-man teams. The first 80 players qualify for the tournament via the PGA Tour’s priority ranking. That player is then allowed to choose any other player with Tour status as his teammate for the week. They can also choose a player who receives a sponsor invite, as Brooks Koepka did in 2019 by teeing it up with his brother, Chase Koepka.

There’s no formal selection process – players can choose friends on Tour, past partners, recruit a teammate via social media, etc. This leads to a wide variety of pairings based on how the top 80 choose a partner. It also brings an additional element of strategy you never as players try to build the strongest two-man team however possible.


Where is the Zurich Classic?

The Zurich Classic takes place at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana, near New Orleans.

When: Thursday-Sunday, April 22-25

TV: CBS (3-6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday), Golf Channel (3:30-6:30 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday; 1-3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday)

About the Author

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.