Mar 26, 2008

Fantasy Golf Picks For Zurich Classic of New Orleans

This week's field is pretty strong for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and that makes it pretty easy when it comes to my picks his week because most are top players playing well lately. This will be the 59th edition of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans which has gone by quite a few names in it's long history.

The course:
The course was designed and built by Pete Dye with player consultants Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson. The course opened in 2004 and held the Zurich Open the next year. The course is on 250 acres of former swamp land that Dye transformed into a course that can stretch up to 7,600 yards. The average green size at TPC Louisiana is 5,700 square feet, which is pretty much the average on the PGA Tour. It features 71 bunkers with 20 acres of area covered in sand. Water comes into play on eight of the 18 holes
This event will come down to the short game as usual with most weeks as this course is shorter than most big hitters won't have an advantage. So if your a good scrambler and putter you could win this week. My picks for the week are:

Retief Goosen
Steve Stricker
Jim Furyk
Steve Marino
Padraig Harrington
Stewart Cink
Dark Horse-Jesper Parnevik

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