2024 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Full Field: The PGA Tour's Two-Man Team Game

Irishmen Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy team up for the first time at TPC Louisiana.
Apr 23, 2023; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Si Woo Kim hits from the 18th fairway during the final round
Apr 23, 2023; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Si Woo Kim hits from the 18th fairway during the final round / Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

Much of the country is finally into the golf season, and for many players that means weekend pairs games. Pick a partner and take on another two-player team, either in a better-ball format or (if you want to see how much you really like your partner) alternate shot.

This week, the PGA Tour does the same thing.

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a refreshing change from weekly Tour individual stroke play, with 80 teams of two playing the above two formats at TPC Louisiana. The first and third rounds are better ball and the second and fourth are alternate shot, with a cut after 36 holes.

Nick Hardy and Davis Riley walk off the 18th green after winning the 2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Davis Riley (Titleist hat) and Nick Hardy won the 2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. / Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

The format always makes for interesting teams, from longtime friends to countrymen to completely random pairings.

Rory McIlroy is making his first appearance at TPC Louisiana, teaming up with fellow Irishman and Ryder Cup teammate Shane Lowry. They’ll see some familiar faces including their Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald, playing with his European assistant captain Francesco Molinari, as well as English brothers Matt and Alex Fitzpatrick.

Brothers and Tour rookies Parker and Pierceson Coody are a team, while at the other end of the age spectrum are Matt Kuchar and PGA Tour Champions regular Steve Stricker. Billy Horschel, who has won the Zurich when it was an individual event as well as a team event, has a new partner in Tyson Alexander, a fellow University of Florida alum.

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, close friends and frequent partners on U.S. Cup teams, won the Zurich in 2022 and return. Defending champions Nick Hardy and Davis Riley are also back. 

Winners earn FedEx Cup points and two-year Tour exemptions, but do not receive Masters invitations or world ranking points.

2024 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Full Field

Fitzpatrick, Matt/Fitzpatrick, Alex *

Morikawa, Collin/Kitayama, Kurt

Woodland, Gary/Hodges, Lee

McIlroy, Rory/Lowry, Shane

Molinari, Francesco/Donald, Luke

Horschel, Billy/Alexander, Tyson

Cantlay, Patrick/Schauffele, Xander

Berger, Daniel/Perez, Victor

Brehm, Ryan/Hubbard, Mark

Champ, Cameron/Daffue, MJ

Conners, Corey/Pendrith, Taylor

Echavarria, Nico/Greyserman, Max

Eckroat, Austin/Gotterup, Chris

Garnett, Brice/Straka, Sepp

Hardy, Nick/Riley, Davis

Hoge, Tom/McNealy, Maverick

Kisner, Kevin/Brown, Scott

Lee, K.H./Kim, Michael

List, Luke/Norlander, Henrik

Malnati, Peter/Knox, Russell

Moore, Taylor/NeSmith, Matt

Norrman, Vincent/Campillo, Jorge

Ramey, Chad/Trainer, Martin

Reavie, Chez/Snedeker, Brandt

Spaun, J.J./Buckley, Hayden

Taylor, Nick/Hadwin, Adam

Theegala, Sahith/Zalatoris, Will

Wallace, Matt/Olesen, Thorbjørn

Hoffman, Charley/Watney, Nick

Johnson, Zach/Palmer, Ryan

Kraft, Kelly */Tway, Kevin *

Chappell, Kevin */Dufner, Jason *

Højgaard, Nicolai */Højgaard, Rasmus

Wu, Brandon */Nicholas, James

Lawrence, Thriston */Potgieter, Aldrich *

Putnam, Andrew/Highsmith, Joe

Cole, Eric/Cochran, Russ

Montgomery, Taylor/Griffin, Ben

Smalley, Alex/Schmid, Matti

Detry, Thomas/MacIntyre, Robert

Hossler, Beau/Ryder, Sam

Mitchell, Keith/Dahmen, Joel

Stevens, Sam/Barjon, Paul

Kuchar, Matt/Stricker, Steve

Rai, Aaron/Lipsky, David

Kim, S.H./Bae, Sangmoon

Suh, Justin/Hoey, Rico

Thompson, Davis/Novak, Andrew

Taylor, Ben/O'Hair, Sean

Higgo, Garrick/Fox, Ryan

Shelton, Robby/Furr, Wilson

Tarren, Callum/Skinns, David

Wu, Dylan/Lower, Just/n

Hall, Harry/Piercy, Scott

Lashley, Nate/Campos, Rafael

Sigg, Greyson/Hadley, Chesson

Young, Carson/Martin, Ben

Streelman, Kevin/Laird, Martin

Blair, Zac/Fishburn, Patrick

Yu, Kevin/Pan, C.T.

Ghim, Doug/Kim, Chan

Merritt, Troy/Streb, Robert

Yuan, Carl/Dou, Zecheng

Vegas, Jhonattan/Burgoon, Bronson

Whaley, Vince/Long, Adam

Kohles, Ben/Kizzire, Patton

Phillips, Chandler/Bridgeman, Jacob

Barnes, Erik/Endycott, Harrison

Stanger, Jimmy/Dumont de Chassart, Adrien

Tosti, Alejandro/Potter,Jr., Ted

Silverman, Ben/Dougherty, Kevin

Springer, Hayden/Whitney, Tom

Meissner, Mac/Smotherman, Austin

Coody, Parker/Coody, Pierceson

Xiong, Norman/McCormick, Ryan

Crowe, Trace/Higgs, Harry

Sloan, Roger/Teater, Josh

Pereda, Raul/Cook, Austin

Gutschewski, Scott/Byrd, Jonathan

Hale, Jr., Blaine/Haley II, Paul

*Sponsor Exemptions


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