Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman’s Favorite Dream Team

The odds of the Zurich Classic 2022

Odds via Caesars.

Golfers Odds
Cantlay & Shovels +850
Hovland and Morikawa +850
Leishman & Smith +1000
Palmer & Scheffler +1100
Burns & Horschel +1200
Fleetwood and Garcia +1600
Lowry & Poultry +2000
Homa & Gooch +2500
Varner & Watson +2500
Niemann & Pereira +2500
I am and one +2800
Riley and Zalatoris +2800
Hatton and Willet +2800
Bradley and Steele +2800
Kizzire & Poston +4000
McDowell and power +4000
Kirk and Todd +4000
Sigg and Straka +5000
Snedeker & Mitchell +5000
Rose and Stenson +5000
Hadwin and Svensson +5000
Laird & MacIntyre +5500
Bezuidenhout & Schwartzel +5500
Noren & Norlander +6500
Day and Scrivener +6500
Knox and Stuard +6500
Merritt & Streb +6500
Bramlett & McNealy +6500
Ghim & Schwab +6500
Clark and Tringale +6500
Brown & Kisner +8000
Hossler & Theegala +9000
Glover & Reavie +9000
Lipsky and Rai +10000
Moore and NeSmith +10000
Cabrera Bello & Grillo +10000
Garnett & Stallings +12500
Horsfield and Wallace +12500
Kohles and McCarthy +12500
Dammen & Jäger +12500
Higgs and Smotherman +12500
Grace and Higo +12500
Rodgers and Wu +15000
Ryder and Redman +15000
Duncan & Schenk +15000
Hoffman and Watney +15000
Buckley and Smalley +15000
O’Hair & Piercy +15000
Aphibarnrat and Kitayama +15000
Hoag & Long +15000
Werenski & Uihlein +15000
Barjon & Hoge +15000
Chappell & Hahn +20000
McGreevy and Novak +20000
Stanley and Villegas +20000
Atwal and Herbert +20000
Lebioda & Seiffert +20000
Lee and Bae +25000
Hodges & Whaley +25000
Brehm & Hubbard +25000
Creel and Ramey +25000
Herman & Taylor +25000
Huh & Kang +25000
Bryan and Mullinax +25000
Martin & Van Pelt +25000
Cook & Dufner +25000
Hardy and Thompson +25000
Percy and go +25000
Armor & Gligique +30000
Reeves and Wolfe +30000
Kim and No +30000
Skins and Tarren +30000
Byrd and Hadley +30000
Lower and Wu +30000
Gainey and Garrigus +30000
Kraft & Tway +30000
Hare & Hare +50000
Knous & Trainer +50000
Drewitt and Van der Walt +50000
Gutschewski & Points +50000

Change of pace this week with the Zurich Classic 2022.

Instead of traditional stroke play events that pit each player against each other, 160 golfers are teaming up this week at TPC Louisiana. Eighty teams are on the course this week, and some are made up of the biggest names in golf.

Five of the six best players in the world are on the pitch this week, and two of them have teamed up. Collin Morikawa (#2) and Viktor Hovland (#5) have by far the lowest combined total in the Official World Golf Rankings, although there are some impressive teams on the course as well.

1 Scottie Scheffler partnered with Ryan Palmer this week. Palmer has played this event in previous years with Jon Rahm.

Two other teams stand out on the pitch, Billy Horschel (#14) teaming up with Sam Burns (#11) and Patrick Cantlay (#4) teaming up with Xander Schauffele (#12)

The team to beat based on recent history, however, is a pair of Australians. Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman won last year’s tournament and are back. Smith is a two-time winner of this event, winning the format’s first year in 2017 with Jonas Blixt.

Format

So here’s how it’s going to work.

The first and third rounds will be best ball, meaning each player will play each hole as normal. The team will take the best score between the two players and put it on the scorecard.

The second and fourth rounds will be alternating strokes, a true form of team golf. This format is quite simple. One player will hit it off the tee, and the other will hit the second shot, and they will continue to rotate shots until the end of the day.

There is a cut after the second round. The top 33 teams and ties will make the weekend.

Past Winners

Obviously, teams fluctuate from year to year. There are not necessarily powers in this event.

Blixt and Smith won at under 27 in 2017. Billy Horschel won the tournament for the second time (he won the Zurich Classic in stroke play in 13) with Scott Piercy the following year, then Palmer and Rahm won won in 19.

After the cancellation of the 2020 tournament, Leishman and Smith won last year in the playoffs against South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.

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