Date(s) - 24/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
Zurich Classic New Orleans 2017:
Location: TPC Louisiana
Dates: April 24-30, 2017
Zurich Classic New Orleans New Team Format 2017:
New this year 2017 PGA Tour Policy Board has approved two-man team Zurich Classic format which will feature two rounds each of Foursome and Four-Ball competition.
Zurich Classic 2017 change will be in effect for the New Orleans golf tournament, which dates are April 24-30 2017 at TPC Louisiana. Golf tournament has drawn widespread interest among PGA tour golfers and already has resulted in a couple of high-profile commitments. Announcing their participation Zurich Classic teams of World No. 1 Jason Day with Rickie Fowler, and 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans champion Justin Rose with Henrik Stenson.
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Zurich Classic New Orleans History:
2005 ushered in New Orleans’ newest title sponsor, Zurich Insurance Group, Ltd., an insurance-based financial service provider with a global network that focuses its activities in its key markets in North America and Europe. In addition to the new title sponsor, the Classic had a brand new course in the Pete Dye sensation, the TPC Louisiana.
Despite the devastation from the recent hurricanes, the Foundation was able to successfully host, from New Orleans, the first nationally-televised professional sporting event on a major network (CBS Sports). The 2006 tournament enabled the Foundation to showcase all the things quintessentially New Orleans and helped to distribute more than $2 million to the children’s services organizations we help to support. 2006 culminated with the Foundation being awarded with a $1 million grant from the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund.
In 2008, Zurich Insurance Group showed their support of New Orleans and the tournament when they renewed their contract as title sponsor for an additional two years, bringing them through 2010. Also in 2008, the Classic’s host organization, the Fore!Kids Foundation, celebrated its 50th anniversary of helping the community.
In 2009, Zurich furthered its commitment to New Orleans when it announced its commitment extension through the 2014 tournament.
In 2013, Zurich signed another five-year extension as title sponsor of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. This extension shows Zurich’s continued commitment to New Orleans and its people.
Zurich Classic New Orleans has commitment, an economic impact of more than $40 million annually and an additional $22 million in television exposure, the Zurich Classic generates much-needed funds for the city of New Orleans. Through the years, the Foundation has raised nearly $26 million for children’s charities providing education, healthcare and hope to more than 200,000 children in the region.