Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Since 2017, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans presents players with a team format typically reserved for events like the Ryder and President’s Cups. Players paired up in teams of two for the event held at TPC of Louisiana.
Amidst the comical walk up music choices, light hearted atmosphere and temperamental weather, the players were still playing for the trophy, a payday, and most importantly, valuable FedEx cup points. The competition featured alternating days of four ball and foursomes.
In four ball, players play their own ball and the team records the lower of the two scores on each hole to make up their 18-hole score. In foursomes, teams play one ball and alternate hitting shots until the ball is holed.
As the Zurich Classic drew to a close, Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer’s 69 on the final day gave them a comfortable 3-stroke victory. This is Rahm’s third PGA Tour victory and Palmer’s fourth. All of Rahm’s victories have come in the last three seasons, but Palmer’s last PGA Tour win came in 2010 at the Sony Open.
Jon Rahm is one of TaylorMade’s top sponsored players, while Ryan Palmer opts for a free agent bag that includes clubs from multiple generations.
These are the clubs the team of Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer used to win the 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. (As reported by Golf Week):
TaylorMade P750 4-PW
Project X 6.5
TaylorMade M1 2015 9°
Accra RPG 75
TaylorMade R15 19°
Accra Axiv XE80 M5
Trophee Hassan II
On his 229th European Tour start, Jorge Campillo finally broke through for his first career European Tour victory. Campillo conquered the field by 2 strokes at the Trophee Hassan II played across the Mediterranean in Rabat, Morocco.
A fan favorite, Campillo has come close on numerous occasions. In 18 top ten finishes throughout his 11-year career, he’s finished runner-up six times and in third place four times.
Following the final round, Campillo described his performance on Sunday, “It was tough, I didn’t have my A game. I was missing shots off the tee but I putted great. I hit some great shots coming in and I’m proud. I’m proud of the way I finished. I finished today like a champion.”
Jorge is not only liked on Tour, but he’s also one of the most consistent players. In true champion form, birdies on 16 and 17 gave Campillo the breathing room he needed to keep the field at bay.
Hugel-Air Premia LA Open
Minjee Lee won her 5th LPGA Tour victory this weekend at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open. Played at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, California, Lee fired a final round 3-under 68 and cruised to a 4-shot win.
Only 22-years-old, Lee already has years of experience. Her rookie campaign on the LPGA Tour was in 2015, while her last win came in May of 2018 at the LPGA Volvik Championship.
The ladies move up the California coast to San Francisco this week and will tee it up at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship.
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