Zurich Classic 2017: Teams, Format, Rules & TV Schedule

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For the first time since last year’s Ryder Cup, and for the first time at an official PGA Tour event in about 36 years, golf will be a team sport this week at the 2017 Zurich Classic.

Made up of 80 two-player teams (you can find the complete list of teams below, and you can go here for the odds), the 72-hole tournament will feature foursomes (alternate shot) on Thursday and Saturday, and four-ball (best ball) on Friday and Sunday. As is the norm, the cut will be made after the second round, with the Top 35 teams (and ties) advancing to play the weekend.

Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, who are 4-2 playing together in the Ryder Cup, are regarded as the favorites, but they’ll have plenty of competition, as many of the world’s top players have lined up to play the new format. Rickie Fowler and Jason Day are the only other tandem to have both players ranked inside the Top 10. Jordan Spieth, thanks to a bet, will pair with Ryan Palmer, who has looked strong over the last two weeks. Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace will have the South African connection, Brooks and Chase Koepka will have the brother connection, and Daniel Berger and Thomas Pieters will have the young gun connection.

Ultimately, it should be an entertaining week, and a good way to inject some variance into one of the slower stretches of the season. Here’s what you need to know to watch:

Dates: Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017

TV Schedule: Thursday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel) and 3-6 p.m. ET (CBS)


Tyrrell Hatton and Jamie Donaldson

Trey Mullinax and Bobby Wyatt

Jason Day and Rickie Fowler

Jason Dufner and Patton Kizzire

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson

Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer

Jimmy Walker and Sean O’Hair

Bubba Watson and JB Holmes

Billy Horschel and Matt Every

Russell Knox and Kevin Streelman

Hideki Matsuyama and Hideto Tanihara

Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay

David Lingmerth and Danny Lee

William McGirt and Robert Garrigus

Daniel Berger and Thomas Pieters

Steven Bowditch and Boo Weekley

Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele

Wesley Bryan and Ryan Blaum

Alex Cejka and Soren Kjeldsen

Tony Finau and Daniel Summerhays

Fabian Gomez and Jhonattan Vegas

Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen

Cody Gribble and Jim Herman

Russell Henley and Blayne Barber

JJ Henry and Tom Hoge

Charley Hoffman and Nick Watney

Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Taylor

Si Woo Kim and Sung Kang

Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd

Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown

Brooks Koepka and Chase Koepka

Peter Malnati and Mark Wilson

Ben Martin and Ben Crane

Troy Merritt and Robert Streb

Rod Pampling and John Senden

Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly

Brian Stuard and Chris Stroud

Hudson Swafford and Harris English

Vaughn Taylor and Andres Gonzales

Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley

Geoff Ogilvy and Ian Poulter

Carl Pettersson and Jason Bohn

Kyle Ramey and Phil Schmitt

Seung-Yul Noh and Byeong Hun An

Kevin Chappell and Gary Woodland

Roberto Castro and Scott Stallings

Jamie Lovemark and Luke Donald

Brian Harman and Johnson Wagner

David Hearn and Graham DeLaet

Kyle Reifers and Andrew Johnston

Ricky Barnes and Matt Jones

Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Tringale

Chez Reavie and Lucas Glover

Freddie Jacobson and Willy Wilcox

K.J. Choi and Charlie Wi

Spencer Levin and Rocco Mediate

Tyrone Van Aswegen and Retief Goosen

Derek Fathauer and Sam Saunders

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith

Zac Blair and C.T. Pan

Andrew Loupe and John Peterson

Mark Hubbard and Jonathan Randolph

Kyle Stanley and Ryan Ruffels

Michael Kim and Brandon Hagy

Shawn Stefani and John Rollins

Ken Duke and Chad Collins

Steve Marino and Will MacKenzie

Morgan Hoffmann and Camilo Villegas

Grayson Murray and Cameron Percy

Kelly Kraft and Kevin Tway

Ollie Schniederjans and Richy Werenski

J.J. Spaun and Ryan Brehm

Dominic Bozzelli and J.T. Poston

Michael Thompson and Tim Wilkinson

Whee Kim and Greg Owen

Bryson DeChambeau and Rory Sabbatini

Martin Flores and Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

Seamus Power and Steven Alker

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