Zurich Classic: The first tee walk-up songs are in and they’re a hit

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It’s Saturday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which means it is finally time for a tournament tradition unlike any other.

Players have feasted on beignets, chargrilled oysters, jambalaya and all the other delicacies that make Nawlins a non-stop party.

But Saturday is for the … wait for it … wait for it … the walk-up music.

New Orleans is a city with its own soundtrack – the tournament usually coincides with the Jazz Festival, but it starts a week later this year – and you don’t have to go very far to hear live jazz in the French Quarter. Sometimes, all you have to do is stand on Bourbon Street.

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We think first tee tunes should be a more regular thing – maybe not at the staid British Open but who doesn’t love hearing a little diddy when a batter steps into the batter’s box at a baseball game? For now, we’ll settle for this one-hit wonder at the Zurich and appreciate the time and thought the players gave to what apparently can be a challenging exercise – just ask Viktor Hovland and Collin Morikawa. (This list was curated before the cut was made on Friday night.)

Here are a few of our favorites with the entire list at the bottom:

Cantlay/Schauffele: "House Of The Rising Sun," The Animals

Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay walk the ninth fairway during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

Poulter/Lowry: "Under Pressure," Queen [with David Bowie]

Shane Lowry of Ireland and Ian Poulter of England react on the 18th green during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 22, 2022, in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Dahmen/Jaeger: "Who Let The Dogs Out," Baha Men

Joel Dahmen and Stephan Jaeger of Germany react on the 18th green during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 22, 2022, in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Hovland/Morikawa: "Sandstorm," Darude

Viktor Hovland of Norway and Colin Morikawa walk down the fairway during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 22, 2022 in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Varner/Watson: "Coming In Hot," Lecrae & Andy Mineo

Harold Varner III and Bubba Watson walk on the 10th green during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 22, 2022 in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Redman/Ryder: "Uptown Funk," Bruno Mars

Doc Redman and Sam Ryder walk on the 18th green during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 22, 2022 in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The entire list

Players

Song

Artist

Scheffler / Palmer

University of Texas Fight Song: Texas Fight

Streb / Merritt

Ain’t as good as I once was

Toby Keith

Whaley / Hodges

Public Service Announcement

Jay-Z

Thompson / Hardy

Wild Thing

The Troggs

Rose / Stenson

All of Me

Jason Agel, John Legend, and Tiësto

Homa / Gooch

Devastated

Joey Badass

Bradley / Steele

Bulls On Parade

Rage Against the Machine

Creel / Ramey

Pretty Good at Drinkin Beer

Billy Currington

Creel / Ramey

More Beer

Cantlay / Schauffele

House Of The Rising Sun

The Animals

Brehm / Hubbard

Fortunate Son

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Kim / Yul Noh

Butter

BTS

Knox / Stuard

Straight Down The Middle

Burns / Horschel

Louisiana Saturday Night

Mel McDaniel

Varner / Watson

Coming In Hot

Lecrae & Andy Mineo

Hatton / Willett

All Of The Lights

Kanye West (Ft. Rihanna)

Mitchell / Snedeker

Everybody Wanna Get Rich Rite Away

Dr. John

Hoffman / Watney

Go DJ

Lil’ Wayne

Kizzire / Poston

Callin’ Baton Rouge

Garth Brooks

Tringale / Clark

Afternoon Delight

Starland Vocal Band

Scrivener / Day

Rock And Roll Part 2

Gary Glitter

Higgs / Smotherman

Like A Prayer

Madism, Masove, Brendan Mills (ft Tess Burrstone)

Dahmen / Jaeger

Who Let The Dogs Out

Baha Men

Hovland / Morikawa

Sandstorm

Darude

Schenk / Duncan

Boogie Nights

Heatwave

Horsfield / Wallace

Sweet Caroline

Neil Diamond

Wu / Lower

Sirius

Alan Parsons

Laird / MacIntyre

We Will Rock You

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Knous / Trainer

Never Gonna Give You Up

Rick Astley

Kohles / McCarthy

Runaway (U & I) Premiere

Galantis

Bryan / Mullinax

We Don’t Talk About Bruno

Carolina Gaitán – La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz, Encanto – Cast

Hagy / Percy

The Motto

Drake ft. Lil Wayne

Trainer / Knous

Wake Me Up

Avicii

Hahn / Chappell

California Love

Tupac

Higgo / Grace

Immigrant Song

Led Zeppelin

Piercy / O’Hair

Careless Whisper

Wham!

Bramlett / McNealy

Loyal

Chris Brown

Hadwin / Svenson

Limelight (HQ)

Rush

Gutchewski / Points

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Def Leppard

Herbert / Atwal

Mundian To Bach Ke

Panjabi MC

Lebioda / Seiffert

Happy

Pharrell Williams

Redman / Ryder

Uptown Funk

Bruno Mars

Zalatoris / Riley

Legend

Chesson / Hadley

Right Above It

Lil’ Wayne (Ft. Drake)

McDowell / Powers

Supersonic

Oasis

Wolfe / Reeves

Whoomp There It Is

Tag Team

Fleetwood / Garcia

Friends Will Be Friends

Queen

Poulter / Lowry

Under Pressure

David Bowie [With Queen]

Garrigus / Gainey

The Dukes of Hazzard

Waylon Jennings

Ghim / Schwab

Touch The Sky

Kanya West ft. Lupe Fiasco

Theegala / Hossler

Waves

Mr. Probz

Stallings / Garnett

If Heaven Ain’t A Lot Like Dixie

Hank Williams Jr.

David / Skinns

We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions

Queen

Todd / Kirk

Let’s Go

Trick Daddy (ft. Big D Twista)

Smith / Leishman

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