Zurich Classic of New Orleans Recap 2022

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans had a blazing finish to end the tournament. The record score was broken and a few other records were also hammered. 


Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele were the best pair to get it down over the weekend. Below you can see how each duo performed. 


Who Are Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele?

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Cantlay and Schauffele, the fifth and 12th best golfers in the world, were a dominant force to be reckoned with for this event. After the victory, it is expected that both golfers will move up slightly in the rankings. 


The two had led the beginning of the final round with a five shot lead over the field. By the last hole, they only had a two shot lead but it was still a win. 


One day one, both golfers collectively helped shoot a 59, which was a record for this event. They also shot a tournament record over the first 54 holes since going to this format in 2017. In addition, it was also the first 59 that both golfers have ever shot. 


To cap off the day, they finished with a -29 score that set a new record for this event. The duo were able to take home $1,199,350 each for their efforts, which makes it even more exciting to win with the help of another top golfer. 


Cantlay adds this to his resume with seven tour titles now. As for Schauffele, this is his fifth but has broken his dry spell since winning last in the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions.


Top Players in the Field Performances 


Sam Burns and Billy Horschel both have a team score of -27. They each were able to take home $489,700 for their runner up finish and nearly won this event. 


On the final day of play, they had opportunities to capture a lead or at least force a playoff. However, they missed key shots when they needed it most with a few mishaps. 


The Davis Riley and Will Zalatoris duo tied for fourth place with a -23. They were able to cash in on $191,937.50. 


Zalatoris continues to flirt with the top five and is nearing a victory any day now. What is even more impressive is that Riley is currently ranked the 184th golfer in the world. 


This duo practically came out of nowhere, but just shows you how this tournament can favor excellent scramblers. 


Surprising Results 


Scottie Scheffler and Ryan Palmer finished the tournament off with a -18 and tied for 18th. They each took home $40,047.50, which is pretty much pocket change for Scheffler this season. 


This result is not particularly a negative outing for the duo, but they were heavily favored to win this event due to Scheffler playing so great this year. In addition, Palmer has won here before with other top players and his experience should have propelled them to a top 10 at least.

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