PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+: Exclusive, Four-Stream Coverage of Unique Team Competition at Zurich Classic of New Orleans

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PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+: Exclusive, Four-Stream Coverage of Unique Team Competition at Zurich Classic of New Orleans

  • TOUR players competing with partners in four-ball and foursome formats
  • Marquee and Featured groups include world No. 2 McIlroy paired with Lowry
  • Also Fitzpatrick brothers, Højgaard brothers, Schauffele & Cantlay, Theegala & Zalatoris, Morikawa & Kitayama, among 80 total teams
  • Coverage begins tomorrow, April 25, at 8 a.m. ET, continues through Final Round on Sunday, April 28
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PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will present exclusive, four-stream coverage of a unique team event at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., with TOUR players competing with a partner in two alternating scoring formats.

  • On Thursday and Saturday, the pairs play four-ball, with each golfer playing his own ball and recording the lower score for each hole.
  • The format switches to foursomes on Friday and Sunday, with each pair alternating shots using a single ball on every hole.
  • Coverage begins tomorrow at 8 a.m. ET, and continues through Sunday, April 28.

Marquee and Featured Groups include world No. 2 Rory McIlroy playing with fellow countryman Shane Lowry; 2022 Zurich Classic winners Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, currently Nos. 5 and 8 in the world, respectively; defending champions Nick Hardy and Davis Riley; and world No. 14 Matt Fitzpatrick, paired with younger brother Alex, playing in the same group with twin brothers Nicolai and Rasmus Højgaard.

  • The Featured Holes feed will capture four par-3 holes at TPC Louisiana: Nos. 3, 9, 14, and 17.
  • ESPN+ Bonus Coverage of other top groups in progress will begin when the initial Marquee Group and Featured Groups complete their rounds.

THURSDAY | April 25
FOUR-BALL
Main Feed starts at 8 a.m. ET
Featured Holes coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. ET

Marquee Groups | 8:30 a.m. ET
Theegala & Zalatoris | Cantlay & Schauffele

  • Sahith Theegala– No. 12 world ranking, No. 4 in FedExCup standings, finished second to world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler at last week’s RBC Heritage, TOUR winner (2023 Fortinet Championship), 2020 Haskins Award and Ben Hogan Award winner
  • Will Zalatoris – No. 14 in FedExCup standings, TOUR winner (2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship), 2021 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year

 

  • Patrick Cantlay – No. 8 world ranking, No. 10 in FedExCup standings, eight-time TOUR winner, 2021 FedExCup Champion
  • Xander Schauffele – No. 5 world ranking, No. 3 in current FedExCup standings, seven-time TOUR winner, Olympic Gold medalist

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage
McIlroy & Lowry | Morikawa & Kitayama

  • Rory McIlroy – No. 2 world ranking, four-time major champion, 24-time TOUR winner, three-time FedExCup Champion, three-time PGA TOUR Player of the Year
  • Shane Lowry – 2019 Open Championship winner, two-time TOUR winner, five DP World Tour victories

 

  • Collin Morikawa – No. 13 world ranking, No. 11 in FedExCup rankings, T3 at 2024 Masters, 2021 Open Champion, 2020 PGA Championship winner, six-time TOUR winner
  • Kurt Kitayama – TOUR winner (2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational)

Featured Groups | 8:45 a.m. ET
Hardy & Riley | Garnett & Straka

  • Nick Hardy – TOUR winner (2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans with Davis Riley)
  • Davis Riley – TOUR winner (2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans with Nick Hardy)

 

  • Brice Garnett – Two-time TOUR winner
  • Sepp Straka – Two-time TOUR winner (2023 John Deere Classic, 2022 Honda Classic)

Kisner & Brown | Hoge & McNealy

 

  • Tom Hoge – TOUR winner (2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am), No. 17 in FedExCup standings
  • Maverick McNealy – Won 2017 Ben Hogan Award and 2015 Haskins Award while at Stanford University

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage:
Horschel & Alexander | Taylor & Hadwin 

  • Billy Horschel – Won last week’s Corales Puntacana Championship, 2014 FedExCup Champion, eight-time TOUR winner
  • Tyson Alexander – Runner-up at 2022 Texas Children’s Houston Open

 

  • Nick Taylor – Four-time TOUR winner, No. 21 in FedExCup standings, won 2023 RBC Canadian Open to become first Canadian to win their national open since 1954 (Pat Fletcher)
  • Adam Hadwin – TOUR winner (2017 Valspar Championship)

Fitzpatrick & Fitzpatrick | Højgaard & Højgaard

  • Matt Fitzpatrick – No. 14 world ranking, 2022 U.S. Open champion, eight wins on DP World Tour
  • Alex Fitzpatrick – Matt Fitzpatrick’s younger brother, turned pro in June 2022

 

At 3:30 p.m. ET, coverage will transition to two Featured Group feeds and two Featured Hole streams.

  • Featured Groups – Horschel & Alexander | Nick & Hadwin
  • Featured Groups – McIlroy & Lowry | Morikawa & Kitayama
  • Featured Hole – No. 9 | Par 3
  • Featured Hole – No. 17 | Par 3

FRIDAY | April 26
FOURSOMES
Main Feed starts at 9:15 a.m. ET
Featured Holes coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET 

Marquee Groups | 9:45 a.m. ET

  • McIlroy & Lowry | Morikawa & Kitayama

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage:

  • Theegala & Zalatoris | Cantlay & Schauffele

Featured Groups | 10 a.m. ET

  • Horschel & Alexander | Taylor & Hadwin
  • Fitzpatrick & Fitzpatrick | Højgaard & Højgaard

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage:

  • Hardy & Riley | Garnett & Straka
  • Theegala & Zalatoris | Cantlay & Schauffele

At 3:30 p.m. ET, coverage will transition to two Featured Group feeds and two Featured Hole streams.

  • Featured Groups – Hardy & Riley | Garnett & Straka
  • Featured Groups – Theegala & Zalatoris | Cantlay & Schauffele
  • Featured Hole – No. 9 | Par 3
  • Featured Hole – No. 17 | Par 3

Four-Feed Coverage of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans | Exclusively on PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+

Day Start Time (ET) Coverage
Thursday,

April 25

 

FOUR-BALL

8 a.m. Main Feed Best action across the tournament field
8:30 a.m. Marquee Groups  

Theegala & Zalatoris | Cantlay & Schauffele

 

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage:

McIlroy & Lowry | Morikawa & Kitayama

 

Featured Holes Nos. 3, 9, 14, 17 | Par 3
8:45 a.m. Featured Groups  

Hardy & Riley | Garnett & Straka

Kisner & Brown | Hoge & McNealy

 

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage:

Horschel & Alexander | Taylor & Hadwin

Fitzpatrick & Fitzpatrick | Højgaard & Højgaard

 

3:30 p.m. Featured Groups Horschel & Alexander | Nick & Hadwin
McIlroy & Lowry | Morikawa & Kitayama
Featured Holes No. 9 | Par 3
No. 17 | Par 3
Friday,

April 26

 

FOURSOMES

9:15 a.m. Main Feed Best action across the tournament field
9:45 a.m. Marquee Groups McIlroy & Lowry | Morikawa & Kitayama

 

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage:

Theegala & Zalatoris | Cantlay & Schauffele

 

10 a.m. Featured Holes Nos. 3, 9, 14, 17 | Par 3
Featured Groups Horschel & Alexander | Taylor & Hadwin

Fitzpatrick & Fitzpatrick | Højgaard & Højgaard

 

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage:

Hardy & Riley | Garnett & Straka

Theegala & Zalatoris | Cantlay & Schauffele

 

3:30 p.m. Featured Groups Hardy & Riley | Garnett & Straka
Theegala & Zalatoris | Cantlay & Schauffele
Featured Holes No. 9 | Par 3
No. 17 | Par 3

PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will follow a similar schedule Saturday and Sunday when pairings are announced.

The four feeds available on PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ include:

  • Main Feed – The primary tournament coverage stream, showcasing the best action from across the course, with two dedicated booth announcers, a dedicated walking announcer and coverage drawn from all cameras at the event.
  • Marquee Group – Every shot from each player in the group, with two booth announcers and one walking announcer calling the action.
  • Featured Holes – Exclusive coverage of key par 3 holes and the course’s iconic, signature holes.
  • Featured Groups – Traditional PGA TOUR LIVE coverage following two concurrent featured groups, with two booth announcers and one walking announcer.

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