Sunday, April 22, 2018

PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

The 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from April 26-29, 2018, at the TPC of Louisiana golf course located in the New Orleans neighborhood of Avondale, Louisiana. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA golfers at the 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans switched to a team event in 2017. There are 80 teams of two-players each. The top 80 players in the golf rankings who agree to play will be able to each choose a partner who is a PGA Tour member or a player who gets a sponsor exemption. The cut line will be for the top 35 teams plus ties.

The format will be Foursomes (two-teams) playing alternate shot in the first and third rounds and best ball during the second and fourth rounds. Teams are not trying to knock each other off but to get the lowest possible score in stroke play to make the cut.

Each player on the winning team is considered a winner of a PGA event and will get a two-year PGA exemption plus eligibility into invitational events like the Players Championship and also into the PGA Championship golf major. FedEx Cup points and the prize money will be split evenly between the two players on each team combining every two positions.

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans dates back to 1938. To date, no golfer has won this tournament three times. Notable golfers with two wins include Byron Nelson (1945, 1946), Billy Capser (1958, 1975) and Tom Watson (1980, 1981). Gary Player won here in 1972, Jack Nicklaus in 1973 and Lee Trevino in 1974.

The winners last year were Jonas Blixt from Sweden and Cameron Smith from Australia. 

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans is $7.2 million. That's up 1.4% over the $7.1 million in prize money that was up for grabs in this PGA golf tournament last year.

The prize money below is how much money each of the two players will get from the team that finishes in that place.

PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

  • Winners - $1.0368 million each

The winners of the 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans will each earn a cool $1.0368 million in prize money. To get that number you add together the first ($1.296 million) and second place ($777,600) prize money amounts and then divide by two. So the winning team is splitting $2.0736 million.

  • Second place - $417,566 each

  • Third place - $273,578 each

  • Fourth place - $232,180 each

The payouts through fourth place cover the top eight finishers in the tournament.

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