Zurich Classic of New Orleans
|Location||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Course(s)||TPC of Louisiana|
|Length||7,341 yards (6,713 m)|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||262 Chip Beck (1988)|
|To par||–26 Chip Beck (1988)|
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.
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. The PGA Tour includes in the event's history a 1922 event played at the New Orleans Country Club.
|Year||Player||Country||Score||To par||1st prize ($)||Purse ($)||Ref|
|Zurich Classic of New Orleans|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|1997||Brad Faxon||United States||272||–16||270,000||1,500,000|
|1996||Scott McCarron||United States||275||–13||216,000||1,200,000|
|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|
|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|
|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|||
|1968||George Archer||United States||271||–17||20,000||100,000|||
|1966||Frank Beard||United States||276||–12||20,000||100,000|||
|1965||Dick Mayer||United States||273||–15||20,000||100,000|||
|1964||Mason Rudolph||United States||283||–5||7,500||50,000|||
|1963||Bo Wininger||United States||279||–9||6,400||40,000|||
|1962||Bo Wininger||United States||281||–7||4,300||30,000|||
|1961||Doug Sanders||United States||272||–16||4,300||30,000|||
|1960||Dow Finsterwald||United States||270||–18||3,500||25,000|||
|1959||Bill Collins||United States||280||–8||2,800||20,000|||
|1958||Billy Casper||United States||278PO||–10||2,800||20,000|||
|New Orleans Open|
|1948||Bob Hamilton||United States||280||–4||2,000||10,000|||
|1946||Byron Nelson||United States||277||–11||1,500||7,500|||
|1945||Byron Nelson||United States||284PO||–4||1,300||5,000|||
|1944||Sam Byrd||United States||285||–3||1,000||5,000|||
|1942||Lloyd Mangrum||United States||281||–7||1,000||5,000|||
|1941||Henry Picard||United States||276||–12||1,200||5,000|||
|1940||Jimmy Demaret||United States||286||–2||2,000||10,000|||
|1939||Henry Picard||United States||284||–4||2,000||10,000|||
|Crescent City Open|
|Southern (Spring) Open|
|1922||Gene Sarazen||United States||294||+10||1,000|||
- ^ Weather-shortened to 54 holes
- PO Playoff
Nine players have won this tournament more than once through 2012.
- 2 wins
- 1966: Frank Beard wins his first New Orleans title by two shots over Gardner Dickinson. The win by Beard came two years after his being diagnosed with and almost dying of encephalitis shortly after playing in the 1964 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational.
- 1972: PGA Tour rookie Rogelio Gonzales was disqualified after it was learned he had changed his scorecard earlier in the tournament. In addition to his disqualification, the PGA Tour lifted Gonzales playing privileges.
- 1975: Billy Casper wins for the 51st and ultimately last time on the PGA Tour. He beats Peter Oosterhuis by two shots.
- 1978: Lon Hinkle earns his first ever PGA Tour title by birdieing the 72nd hole to beat Fuzzy Zoeller and Gibby Gilbert by one shot. The win by Hinkle ends Gary Player's consecutive tournament winning streak at three.
- 1984: Mac O'Grady gets into an altercation with a female tournament volunteer. He is later fined and suspended by Tour Commissioner Deane Beman for conduct unbecoming a professional golfer.
- 1990: David Frost beats Greg Norman by one shot after holing out from a sand trap on the 72nd hole.
- 1995: In need of a win to qualify for The Masters, Davis Love III defeats Mike Heinen in a sudden death playoff.
- 1999: Carlos Franco becomes the first South American to win on the PGA Tour since Roberto De Vicenzo at the 1968 Houston Champions International. Franco wins by two shots over Steve Flesch and Harrison Frazar.
- 2002: K.J. Choi becomes the first Korean born golfer to win on the PGA Tour. He beats Dudley Hart and Geoff Ogilvy by four shots.
- 2004: Vijay Singh shoots a final round 63 to beat Phil Mickelson and Joe Ogilvie by one shot.
- Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Winners - at pgatour.com
- Sal Johnson and Dave Seanor, ed. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 678. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
- Ibid. p. 671
- Ibid. p. 665
- Ibid. p. 659
- Ibid. p. 652
- Ibid. pp. 644-5
- Ibid. p. 638
- Ibid. p. 631
- Ibid. p. 624
- Ibid. pp. 618-9
- Ibid. p. 611
- Ibid. p. 604
- "Bob Hamilton Golf Victor". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. February 23, 1948. p. 16. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Nelson First In N.O. Tourney". The Lewiston Daily Sun (Lewiston, Maine). Associated Press. February 18, 1946. p. 8. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "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.
- "McSpaden Falters To Finish In Tie With Byron Nelson". Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada). Associated Press. February 13, 1945. p. 8. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Nelson Wins Tourney With Sensational 65". The Montreal Gazette (Montreal, Canada). Associated Press. February 14, 1945. p. 16. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "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.
- "Mangrum New Orleans Golf Winner". The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah). Associated Press. February 21, 1942. p. 9. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Picard Wins Open With Record 276". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). United Press. February 17, 1941. p. 13. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "TexasPro Fattens Purse". Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. February 27, 1940. p. 7. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Week-End Sport Results In Brief". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). Associated Press. February 20, 1939. p. 6. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Henry Picard Wins His Second Tourney". The Norwalk Hour (Norwalk, Connecticut). Associated Press. February 27, 1939. p. 9. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Cooper Clips Par For Open Victory". The Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, Florida). Associated Press. February 22, 1938. p. 5A. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Gene Sarazen Wins From Great Field". The New York Times (New York, New York). March 5, 1922. p. 26. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Winners - at golfobserver.com (1970-2009)
- Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Past Winners & Highlights
- Beard Takes New Orleans
- Tampering charged; Golfer suspended
- Keeping A Close Eye On The Ball
- Casper Wins New Orleans Tournament
- Hinkle wins in New Orleans Player's streak ends
- O'Grady fined and suspended by US Tour
- Norman felled by Frost's bunker shot
- GOLF; Late Berth In Masters to Davis Love
- Paraguay's Franco gets first tour victory in New Orleans
- Choi wins Compaq Classic by four strokes
- Singh rallies for second straight title