A enjoyable week in New Orleans was highlighted by loads of discuss hair, particularly the mullet sported by Cameron Smith. His teammate Marc Leishman amped up the enjoyable by displaying up to the first tee wearing a mullet wig on Saturday.
The Australian duo had been all enterprise on Sunday, nonetheless, as they took residence the title on the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in a playoff to fend off the South African team of Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.
But not after some back-nine suspense:
A penalty shot on the thirteenth gap towards the Smith and Leishman team led to a bogey. A two-shot swing on 15 after one other Smith/Leishman bogey coupled with a Schwartzel/Oosthuizen birdie to give the South Africans the lead as soon as once more. A Smith drive on 17 that went into the water was adopted by a birdie chip-in by Leishman, which tied issues up as soon as once more.
A pair of bogeys on 17 and two pars on 18 stored issues tied, forcing a playoff.
On the primary playoff gap, the 18th, Oosthuizen pushed his tee shot arduous proper into the water, whereas Smith made certain he went left however did finish up in a bunker.
From there, the Smith/Leishman team parred the opening to declare the title.
Smith earned his first PGA Tour win on this occasion in 2017 when he teamed with Jonas Blixt. It was the primary 12 months the occasion used the team format. Leishman’s final Tour win was at Torrey Pines on the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open.
For Oosthuizen and Schwartzel, the droughts proceed. Oosthuizen nonetheless has but to win on American soil. He additionally hasn’t tasted victory since he gained the 2010 British Open. For 2011 Masters champion Schwartzel, his final win on the PGA Tour stays the 2016 Valspar Championship.
Billy Horschel and Sam Burns tied for fourth with Keith Mitchell and Brandt Snedeker. The defending champion team of Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer completed solo seventh.