Zurich ClassicApril 25, 2018

2018 Zurich Classic tee times, viewer's guide

Zurich Classic Of New Orleans - Round Three
Chris GraythenAVONDALE, LA - APRIL 29: Nick Watney and Charley Hoffman react after they putt on the 14th hole during the third round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on April 29, 2017 in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The PGA Tour heads to New Orleans this week for the Zurich Classic, which has become one of the schedule's more-intriguing events thanks to its new team format. Last year's edition provided some fireworks at TPC Louisiana, ending in a Monday playoff after Kevin Kisner holed a chip shot from the fairway at the 72nd hole to get he and teammate Scott Brown into the playoff with eventual winners Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith.

Because of the tournament's innovation, it nows boasts the strongest field the Zurich has ever had, including 17 of the top 30 players in the world, many of whom have teamed up together. Tournament favorites include Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley, and Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer.

This year's format will differ slightly from 2017, with best ball being played Thursday and Saturday and alternate shot on Friday and Sunday. While the event's winners will each receive a PGA Tour win, two-year tour exemption, and exemptions into the Players Championship and PGA Championship, they do not receive any world ranking points or an invite to the 2019 Masters.

TV Coverage

The Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET, and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CBS will take over on the weekend beginning at 3 p.m.

Leader board

Follow all the action from New Orleans on the Golf Digest PGA Tour leader board.

Fantasy

Need help filling out your fantasy lineup for the 2018 Zurich Classic? The Golf Digest Fantasy Fix podcast covers the players you need to employ this week at TPC Louisiana:

Thursday Tee Times (all times ET)

Tee No. 1

8 a.m. -- Kevin Na/Byeong Hun An, Brian Gay/Aaron Wise

8:13 a.m. -- Ryan Armour/Johnson Wagner, Chris Kirk/J.T. Poston

8:26 a.m. -- Tony Finau/Daniel Summerhays, Hudson Swafford/Harris English

8:39 a.m. -- Jimmy Walker/Sean O'Hair, Chris Paisley/Tommy Fleetwood

8:52 a.m. -- Charley Hoffman/Nick Watney, Graeme McDowell/Ian Poulter

9:05 a.m. -- Emiliano Grillo/Peter Uihlein, Matt Every/Sam Saunders

9:18 a.m. -- Greg Chalers/Cameron Percy, Alex Cejka/Ben Crane

9:31 a.m. -- Keegan Bradley/Jon Curran, Abraham Ancer/Roberto Diaz

9:44 a.m. -- Harold Varner III/Robert Garrigus, Jamie Donaldson/ Ross Fisher

9:57 a.m. -- Nate Lashley/Rob Oppenheim, Ben Silverman/Matt Akins

1:05 p.m. -- Whee Kim/Andrew Yun, Kevin Tway/Kelly Kraft

1:18 p.m. -- Brice Garnett/Chesson Hadley, Andrew Landry/Talor Gooch

1:31 p.m. -- Jason Day/Ruffels, Brooks Koepka/Marc Turnesa

1:44 p.m. -- Jonas Blixt/Cameron Smith, Patrick Reed/Patrick Cantlay

1:57 p.m. -- Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson/Matt Kuchar

2:10 p.m. -- Zach Johnson/Jonathan Byrd, David Lingmerth/Danny Lee

2:23 p.m. -- Charl Schwartzel/Louis Oosthuizen, Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown

2:36 p.m. -- Sung Kang/John Huh, Martin Flores/John Merrick

2:49 p.m. -- Colt Knost/Ricky Barnes, Retief Goosen/Tyrone Van Aswegen

3:02 p.m. -- Keith Mitchell/Stephan Jaeger, Jonathan Randolph/Trey Mullinax

Tee No. 10

8 a.m. -- C.T. Pan/Zac Blair, Ryan Blaum/Blayne Barber

8:13 a.m. -- Fabian Gomez/Andres Romero, K.J. Choi/Charlie Wi

8:26 a.m. -- Steve Stricker/Jerry Kelly, David Duval/Jim Furyk

8:39 a.m. -- Daniel Berger/Gary Woodland, Justin Thomas/Bud Cauley

8:52 a.m. -- Wesley Bryan/Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth/Ryan Palmer

9:05 a.m. -- Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy, Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera Bello

9:18 a.m. -- Russell Knox/Martin Laird, Brandt Snedeker/J.B. Holmes

9:31 a.m. -- J.J. Spaun/Sam Ryder, Chez Reavie/Lucas Glover

9:44 a.m. -- Seamus Power/David Hearn, J.J. Henry/Tom Hoge

9:57 a.m. -- Shawn Stefani/John Rollins, Brett Stegmaier/Cameron Tringale

1:05 p.m. -- Michael Kim/Andrew Putnam, Chad Campbell/Matt Jones

1:18 p.m. -- Aaron Baddeley/Scott Stallings, Mackenzie Hughes/Corey Conners

1:31 p.m. -- Smylie Kaufman/Tom Lovelady, Cody Gribble/John Peterson

1:44 p.m. -- Billy Hurley III/Peter Malnati, Chris Stroud/Briand Stuard

1:57 p.m. -- Jason Dufner/Pat Perez, Shane Lowry/Padraig Harrington

2:10 p.m. -- William McGirt/Sam Burns, Brendan Steele/Jamie Lovemark

2:23 p.m. -- Troy Merritt/Brendon de Jonge, D.A. Points/Kyle Thompson

2:36 p.m. -- Martin Piller/Joel Dahmen, Rory Sabbatini/John Daly

2:49 p.m. -- Brandon Harkins/Lanto Griffin, Richy Werenski/Nicholas Lindheim

3:02 p.m. -- Tyler Duncan/Adam Schenk, Xinjun Zhang/Zecheng Dou

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