Zurich Classic of New Orleans Betting Underdogs

The Zurich Classic is a unique golfing event on the PGA Tour. In fact, it is the only team event on the schedule since 2017 where two players team up to play. 


The top golfers in the world will be competing in addition to some rising stars. In addition, they are all paired up with an excellent counterpart to make the game even more interesting. 


Date: April 21-24

Course: TPC Louisiana

Where: New Orleans 


Top Betting Underdogs at Play


Since the Zurich Classic features a dynamic duo of golfers for a team, the odds are a bit tougher depending on the matchups. Each team will have their strengths and weaknesses, with some more clear than others. 


Below are just outside the top 10 for potential underdog odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:

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Niemann/Pereira +2500

Hatton/Willett +3500

Riley/Zalatoris +3500

An/Im +4000

McDowell/Power +4500

Bradley/Steele +4500

Sigg/Straka +5000

Merritt/Streb +5000

Laird/MacIntyre +5000

Kirk/Todd +5000


Davis Riley and Will Zalatoris are both looking for their first PGA Tour victory. They are an interesting pair since the two of them have not won but have many close appearances to winning several events this season. 


For example, Riley was runner-up in the Valspar Championship, while Zalatoris lost in the quarterfinal of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and had a T6 at the Masters. These two are rising stars that are bound to win an event any day now. 


The Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele combo is a threat to the field, especially if others do not come ready to play. They came up two strokes short of a playoff last season, so they have quality experience heading into here. 


Bradley has been as consistent as they come, showing up with three top 11 finishes over his last five starts. As for Steele, he recently put up a respectable T13 outing at the Players Championship and was T10 at this event back in 2018.


Most Likely Underdog Pair to Succeed 


Joaquin Niemann and Mito Pereira will be competing in this event for the first time in their careers. Niemann has won two PGA events in his career and has another opportunity to land another one. He has been 35th or better in seven out of the last eight times he has played. 


He has missed one cut through five events since he won The Genesis Invitational back in February. He had an early lead in the Masters but quickly fell after the last two days of play. Pereira has been on the cusp of something great, with the steady play of 30th or better in his last five of six starts. 


For underdogs, they have one of the best iron plays out of anyone in that category. If they can play consistently through the first two days, they make one of the most appealing duos to get it done. However, they still need to drive well and make putts.

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