Another top player commits to Zurich Classic
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The world’s No. 5-ranked golfer, Jordan Spieth, has committed to play in this year’s Zurich Classic, giving the New Orleans-based PGA tournament commitments from seven of the world’s Top 10 players.
Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, producer of the tournament, announced Spieth’s addition Friday.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2pj39Nq ) Spieth has won nine times in less than five years on the PGA Tour. He will partner with Ryan Palmer, who has three PGA Tour victories, for the event scheduled April 24-30 at TPC Louisiana.
The purse for 2017 totals $7.1 million, with each member of the winning team earning $1,022,400.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com