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Zurich Classic History

Zurich Classic History and Past Winners

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April’s string of exciting and fun tournaments continues this week in New Orleans. We’re in the Big Easy for one of the most unique events in the sport. Let’s dive into some Zurich Classic History and check out it’s past winners.

Zurich Classic History

Golf in New Orleans dates back to as early as 1931 and the city has had an annual event since 1958. Before taking on it’s first corporate sponsor, the event was called The New Orleans Invitational.

This changed in 1975 when it took on it’s first major sponsor thus springboarding the tournament to new heights. This and the future resulting sponsorships helped bring this event onto national television and make it a fixture on the PGA schedule.

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2005 was the first year in which Zurich Insurance was the title sponsor. This also marked the beginning of the tournament being hosted at TPC Louisiana. 

Still under the sponsorship of Zurich, the tournament announced a new two-player team format in the fall of 2016. Marking the first time since 1981 that a PGA Tour would have a team event on the schedule.

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There are two players who have won the Zurich Classic twice. One is Cameron Smith who took home the inaugural team event with Jonas Blixt and won again 2-years ago with Marc Leishman.

Billy Horschel is the other 2-time winner here at TPC Louisiana. He has the distinction of being the only player to have won an individual (’12 – ’13) and team formatted (’17 – ’18) Zurich Classic. Check out all the teams who have won the Zurich Classic below. 

YearGolfersWinning Margin
2021 – 2022Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele2
2020 – 2021Cameron Smith/Marc LeishmanPlayoff
2019 – 2020N/AN/A
2018 – 2019Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer3
2017 – 2018Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy1
2016 – 2017Cameron Smith/Jonas BlixtPlayoff

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