2021 Zurich Classic 4/22/21 - PGA Picks, Odds & Betting Predictions

The PGA tour heads to Louisiana this week for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The tournament features 80 teams of two golfers that will battle for the title and play two separate formats. The tournament last year was canceled because of covid-19 and therefore the returning pair of Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm are the defending champions from 2019.

For the first and third rounds on Thursday and Saturday, four-ball or best-ball format will be used with both of the golfers on each team playing their own ball from start to finish of each hole and selecting whoever finished with a better score. The second and final rounds on Friday and Sunday will be foursomes or more commonly known as alternate shot.

The 35 teams with the lowest scores along with ties following the second round will move forward to the final two days of the tournament. Only four of the world's top 10 ranked players are taking part this week in what is the only team tournament on the schedule officially sanctioned by the PGA. Top ranked players taking part include Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa and Marc Leishman amongst others.

2021 Zurich Classic Betting Odds

  • Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer  +700
  • Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay +700
  • Cameron Smith/Marc Leishman +900
  • Collin Morikawa/Matthew Wolff  +1400
  • Tony Finau/Cameron Champ +1400
  • Bubba Watson/Scottie Scheffler +1400
  • Billy Horschel/Sam Burns +2000
  • Chris Kirk/Brendon Todd +2000
  • Tyrrell Hatton/Danny Willett +2700
  • Harold Varner III/Branden Grace +2900
  • Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele +2900
  • Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson +3100
  • Max Homa/Talor Gooch +3100
  • Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel +3300
  • Kevin Streelman/Dylan Frittelli +3400
  • Viktor Hovland/Kristoffer Ventura +3400
  • Joel Dahmen/Lanto Griffin +4000
  • Sungjae Im/Byeong Hun-An +4100
  • Lucas Glover/Chez Reavie +4500
  • Doug Ghim/Justin Suh   +4500

The returning defending champions Rahm and Palmer are the favorites to win at +700 but the Australian duo of Cameron Smith and Leishman (+900) will pick up the victory on Sunday. Smith has repeatedly appeared on the first page of the leaderboard in tournaments including leading after the first round of the RBC Heritage last week. Smith has finished T-17 or better in each of his last five stroke-play events. Smith has also played well at this tournament, winning the title in 2017 with Jonas Blixt. Final Pick, Smith and Leishman (+900)


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