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STEVED00
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Metairie, LA
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Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Haven't heard much. Curious if it was more fun than normal for the fans. Also curious if the pros liked the format?


LNCHBOX
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Best field the tournament has had. Record crowds. All the pros talking about how much fun they had.

I'd say yes.


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PapaPogey
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
I didn't particularly like the alternate shot, but best ball was fun to watch.


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Stuckinthe90s
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Successful without a doubt, but was it a success because it was such a change of pace? Or was it a success because people really can focus in on team play? No idea, but the Zurich will go down as a top 10 tournament this year in terms of exposure and thats with the terrible rain.


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BayouBengals03
Michigan State Fan
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
I liked it.

The ONLY thing that I think you could say "sucked" was that the three best teams, in my opinion, all missed the cut.

Day/Fowler
Stenson/Rose
Berger/Pieters

But obviously, the tournament can't control who plays well.
This post was edited on 5/1 at 9:55 pm


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Gtothemoney
UNO Fan
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Member since Sep 2012
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
How did they determine the teams?


onelochevy
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Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
I think the players picked their partners


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Clint Torres
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Attracted a great field.


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Nature Boy
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
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How did they determine the teams?


The guys pretty much paired themselves up.

As for the success/failure: I think the players loved it. Basically an easy weekend for them (alternate shot on 2 days) in New Orleans with a bunch of money on the line. Not as much of a grind as a typical PGA event. They seemed to be having a lot of fun out there.

For the fans: Great turnout. I would just recommend to those who really enjoy seeing guys hit shots (not the free ticket suite types who just want to party), go on the best ball day. Alternate shot days fly by and you don't get to see as many guys hitting shots.


extremetigerfanatic
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Denham Springs
Member since Oct 2003
4214 posts

re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Where they making people buy another ticket for four holes today?


1965Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2017
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
I enjoyed it. It would have been nice if the playoff alternated between best ball & alternate shot.


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St Augustine
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
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I think the players loved it. Basically an easy weekend for them (alternate shot on 2 days) in New Orleans with a bunch of money on the line. Not as much of a grind as a typical PGA event. They seemed to be having a lot of fun out there.


which is exactly what the PGA event in NOLA should be in my opinion.

My buddy who is the social media director for the PGA of America said a bunch of guys absolutely had a blast
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purplepylon
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2005
6377 posts

re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Format was a success, for the players and spectators. It could be a must play for all the top players if they move it away from the TPC


BRgetthenet
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
111391 posts

re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Yeah. But where?


purplepylon
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2005
6377 posts

re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Hopefully the city park course.
TPC is just so bland. The last two par 3's on each nine are the exact same hole. Random trees in fairways that have no effect on strategy.


KillTheGophers
LA-Monroe Fan
Member since Jan 2016
3794 posts

re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
I planned to attend the tournament Friday afternoon and Saturday. Work issues kept me from that.

Was able to watch a ton of the tournament on PGA Tour Live and CBS - I LOVED the format as a TV viewing fan. It was a great change of pace and very entertaining. I will make it to the tournament next year.

It seemed like a perfect fit for New Orleans - the players seemed more laid back and relaxed....but showed some passion and emotion.


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Ed Osteen
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
The tournament was a ton of fun on Saturday. 18 got pretty rowdy as the final groups came in. A good friend of mine plays on the tour and said everyone playing was enjoying themselves.


1965Tiger
LSU Fan
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re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
Care to name him?


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onelochevy
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2011
13376 posts

re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
quote:

Where they making people buy another ticket for four holes today?


No, admission was free for the playoff.


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BLIZZAKE7
Notre Dame Fan
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5747 posts

re: Was the new team format a success at the Zurich?
the field will be even better next year


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