Zurich Classic of New Orleans

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Zurich Classic of New Orleans
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Tournament information
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Established 1938[1]
Course(s) TPC of Louisiana
Par 72
Length 7,341 yards (6,713 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6,800,000
Month played April
Tournament record score
Aggregate 262 Chip Beck (1988)
To par −26 Chip Beck (1988)
Current champion
South Korea Noh Seung-yul

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It is played annually in New Orleans, Louisiana; its historic date has been in April, but was moved to March in 2008. Zurich Insurance Group is the main sponsor of the tournament. It is organized by the Fore!Kids Foundation.[2]

From the event's inception through 2004, it was played at a series of courses in New Orleans. It began at the City Park Golf Courses in New Orleans City Park, where it was played until 1962. From 1963 until 1988, the event began its lengthy relationship with Lakewood Country Club before shifting to English Turn Golf & Country Club from 1989–2004. In 2005, it was played at the TPC of Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana, but damage done to the course by Hurricane Katrina forced the event back to English Turn G&CC in 2006. It returned to the TPC of Louisiana in 2007.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Score To par 1st prize ($) Purse ($) Ref
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
2014 Noh Seung-yul  South Korea 269 −19 1,224,000 6,800,000
2013 Billy Horschel  United States 268 −20 1,188,000 6,600,000
2012 Jason Dufner  United States 269PO −19 1,152,000 6,400,000
2011 Bubba Watson  United States 273PO −15 1,152,000 6,400,000
2010 Jason Bohn  United States 270 −18 1,152,000 6,400,000
2009 Jerry Kelly  United States 274 −14 1,134,000 6,300,000
2008 Andrés Romero  Argentina 275 −13 1,116,000 6,200,000
2007 Nick Watney  United States 273 −15 1,098,000 6,100,000
2006 Chris Couch  United States 269 −19 1,080,000 6,000,000
2005 Tim Petrovic  United States 275PO −13 990,000 5,500,000
HP Classic of New Orleans
2004 Vijay Singh  Fiji 266 −22 918,000 5,100,000
2003 Steve Flesch  United States 267PO −21 900,000 5,000,000
Compaq Classic of New Orleans
2002 K. J. Choi  South Korea 271 −17 810,000 4,500,000
2001 David Toms  United States 266 −22 720,000 4,000,000
COMPAQ Classic of New Orleans
2000 Carlos Franco  Paraguay 270PO −18 612,000 3,400,000
1999 Carlos Franco  Paraguay 269 −19 468,000 2,600,000
Freeport-McDermott Classic
1998 Lee Westwood  England 273 −15 306,000 1,700,000
1997 Brad Faxon  United States 272 −16 270,000 1,500,000
1996 Scott McCarron  United States 275 −13 216,000 1,200,000
Freeport-McMoRan Classic
1995 Davis Love III  United States 274PO −14 216,000 1,200,000
1994 Ben Crenshaw  United States 273 −15 216,000 1,200,000
Freeport-McMoRan Golf Classic
1993 Mike Standly  United States 281 −7 180,000 1,000,000
1992 Chip Beck  United States 276 −12 180,000 1,000,000
USF&G Classic
1991 Ian Woosnam  Wales 275PO −13 180,000 1,000,000
1990 David Frost  South Africa 276 −12 180,000 1,000,000
1989 Tim Simpson  United States 274 −14 135,000 750,000
1988 Chip Beck  United States 262 −26 135,000 750,000
1987 Ben Crenshaw  United States 268 −20 90,000 500,000
1986 Calvin Peete  United States 269 −19 90,000 500,000
1985 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 205^ −11 72,000 400,000
1984 Bob Eastwood  United States 272 −16 72,000 400,000
1983 Bill Rogers  United States 274 −14 72,000 400,000
1982 Scott Hoch  United States 206^ −10 54,000 300,000
USF&G New Orleans Open
1981 Tom Watson  United States 270 −18 63,000 350,000
Greater New Orleans Open
1980 Tom Watson  United States 273 −15 45,000 250,000
First NBC New Orleans Open
1979 Hubert Green  United States 273 −15 45,000 250,000
1978 Lon Hinkle  United States 271 −17 40,000 200,000
1977 Jim Simons  United States 273 −15 35,000 175,000
1976 Larry Ziegler  United States 274 −14 35,000 175,000
1975 Billy Casper  United States 271 −17 30,000 150,000
Greater New Orleans Open
1974 Lee Trevino  United States 267 −21 30,000 150,000
1973 Jack Nicklaus  United States 280PO −8 25,000 125,000
1972 Gary Player  South Africa 279 −9 25,000 125,000
Greater New Orleans Open Invitational
1971 Frank Beard  United States 276 −12 25,000 125,000
1970 Miller Barber  United States 278PO −10 25,000 125,000
1969 Larry Hinson  United States 275PO −13 20,000 100,000 [3]
1968 George Archer  United States 271 −17 20,000 100,000 [4]
1967 George Knudson  Canada 277 −11 20,000 100,000 [5]
1966 Frank Beard  United States 276 −12 20,000 100,000 [6]
1965 Dick Mayer  United States 273 −15 20,000 100,000 [7]
1964 Mason Rudolph  United States 283 −5 7,500 50,000 [8]
1963 Bo Wininger  United States 279 −9 6,400 40,000 [9]
1962 Bo Wininger  United States 281 −7 4,300 30,000 [10]
1961 Doug Sanders  United States 272 −16 4,300 30,000 [11]
1960 Dow Finsterwald  United States 270 −18 3,500 25,000 [12]
1959 Bill Collins  United States 280 −8 2,800 20,000 [13]
1958 Billy Casper  United States 278PO −10 2,800 20,000 [14]
1949-57 No tournament
New Orleans Open
1948 Bob Hamilton  United States 280 −4 2,000 10,000 [15]
1947 No tournament
1946 Byron Nelson  United States 277 −11 1,500 7,500 [16][17]
1945 Byron Nelson  United States 284PO −4 1,300 5,000 [18][19]
1944 Sam Byrd  United States 285 −3 1,000 5,000 [20]
1943 No tournament
1942 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 281 −7 1,000 5,000 [21]
1941 Henry Picard  United States 276 −12 1,200 5,000 [22]
1940 Jimmy Demaret  United States 286 −2 2,000 10,000 [23]
1939 Henry Picard  United States 284 −4 2,000 10,000 [24][25]
Crescent City Open
1938 Harry Cooper  England 285 −3 1,200 5,000 [26]
  • ^ Weather-shortened to 54 holes
  • PO Playoff

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources[27][28]

Multiple winners[edit]

Nine players have won this tournament more than once through 2014.

Highlights[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zurich Classic – Our history
  2. ^ About Fore!Kids Foundation
  3. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 678. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 
  4. ^ Ibid. p. 671
  5. ^ Ibid. p. 665
  6. ^ Ibid. p. 659
  7. ^ Ibid. p. 652
  8. ^ Ibid. pp. 644-5
  9. ^ Ibid. p. 638
  10. ^ Ibid. p. 631
  11. ^ Ibid. p. 624
  12. ^ Ibid. pp. 618-9
  13. ^ Ibid. p. 611
  14. ^ Ibid. p. 604
  15. ^ "Bob Hamilton Golf Victor". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. February 23, 1948. p. 16. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Nelson First In N.O. Tourney". The Lewiston Daily Sun (Lewiston, Maine). Associated Press. February 18, 1946. p. 8. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Byron Nelson Tops Hogan To Win New Orleans Open". Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). Associated Press. February 18, 1946. p. 5. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  18. ^ "McSpaden Falters To Finish In Tie With Byron Nelson". Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada). Associated Press. February 13, 1945. p. 8. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Nelson Wins Tourney With Sensational 65". The Montreal Gazette (Montreal, Canada). Associated Press. February 14, 1945. p. 16. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Byrd Tops Field To Win All War Bond Open Tourney". Daytona Beach Morning Journal (Daytona Beach, Florida). Associated Press. February 29, 1944. p. 5. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Mangrum New Orleans Golf Winner". The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah). Associated Press. February 21, 1942. p. 9. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Picard Wins Open With Record 276". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). United Press. February 17, 1941. p. 13. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  23. ^ "TexasPro Fattens Purse". Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. February 27, 1940. p. 7. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Week-End Sport Results In Brief". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). Associated Press. February 20, 1939. p. 6. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Henry Picard Wins His Second Tourney". The Norwalk Hour (Norwalk, Connecticut). Associated Press. February 27, 1939. p. 9. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  26. ^ "Cooper Clips Par For Open Victory". The Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, Florida). Associated Press. February 22, 1938. p. 5A. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  27. ^ Zurich Classic of New Orleans – Winners - at pgatour.com
  28. ^ Zurich Classic of New Orleans – Past Winners & Highlights
  29. ^ Beard Takes New Orleans
  30. ^ Tampering charged; Golfer suspended
  31. ^ Keeping A Close Eye On The Ball
  32. ^ Casper Wins New Orleans Tournament
  33. ^ Hinkle wins in New Orleans Player's streak ends
  34. ^ O'Grady fined and suspended by US Tour
  35. ^ Norman felled by Frost's bunker shot
  36. ^ GOLF; Late Berth In Masters to Davis Love
  37. ^ Paraguay's Franco gets first tour victory in New Orleans
  38. ^ Choi wins Compaq Classic by four strokes
  39. ^ Singh rallies for second straight title

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