Big names descend on the Big Easy for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but with a twist for 2017. The tournament now plays as a team event, with each player of the winning team taking home just over $1 million, a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour,
A little bit of wedded bliss was all it took for Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia to bury the hatchet. The former Ryder Cup teammates have had a somewhat rocky relationship, dating back to Harrington topping Garcia at both The Open in 2007 and the PGA Championship in 2008. Days after Garcia won his first major earlier this month at the Masters, Harrington went on Irish radio and called the Spaniard a "sore loser" after their two notable battles. "He continued to be a very sore loser," Harrington said. "But look, we say hello to each other every day we meet, but it's through gritted teeth, there's no doubt about it." Harrington and Garcia were both guests at Rory McIlroy's wedding over the
Lexi Thompson, speaking for the first time since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu earlier this month, likened her four-shot penalty experience to a nightmare. "I played amazing that week," Thompson said, through tears. Thompson is in the field for this week's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, her first tournament since the ANA Inspiration.