The 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans will be an event on the PGA Tour that will be one to remember. There was a new format this year and a lot more than just that this week.
First, for the first time since 1981 there was a 2 man team event on the PGA Tour and it was really fun this week. Having the two man team was very different with the alternate shot and better ball formats. The players really liked the formats.
Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown played some really good golf Saturday afternoon on the back nine and then again on Sunday to put themselves one shot back of Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith on the 18th tee and when the players finished the 72 hole they were tied after Kevin Kisner was really thankful that the flag stick got in the way with his chip shot and the hole got in the way and he made eagle for his team to tie for the lead.
There were some issues this week with the PGA Tour Officials handing out the first slow play penalty in 22 years on Friday to players who were going to miss the cut. We have an issue with this as the tour really doesn’t look at the real issue with the players who are on TV all of the time and playing slow being penalized when we all can watch these players take more than 40 seconds to hit a shot.
Come Monday we will have a winner in NOLA as there will be a playoff between Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown verses Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. We will have an update to the post after there is a winner on Monday.
Dads Say So were excited that this week with the new format went well. There was a lot of excitement with the team event that we have not seen in the usual stroke play events that happen on the PGA Tour. We were not really excited about the slow play penalty as the tour needs to be much more consistent in handing out these penalties every week on tour and to penalize a couple guys who know one knows really doesn’t impact the tour players because you have not hit the big named players and set an example. Look forward to our post tomorrow with the winner update!