The pros are loving the new format of the Zurich Classic

April 29, 2017

A trophy hasn’t yet been awarded, and already the professionals are giving the PGA Tour a pat on the back for the new, revamped Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Even some who didn’t make the cut are lauding the change in format from 72-hole stroke play to a combination of foursome and four-ball team play. Following their respective missed cuts, teams of Jason Day and Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose looked back on the first two rounds as a shared experience to remember.

“We’re sharing the disappointment together,” said Day.

“A problem shared is a problem halved,” said Rose.

Players took to Twitter Friday to commend the event, regardless of where they finished.

“Truly believe that the Zurich Classic will be a must play event for majority of players from now,” Billy Horschel tweeted. “Will only get better from here on out.” Canadian Mackenzie Hughes posted: “I’m a huge fan of the new format.”

With a weekend of team golf left to play, that sentiment will surely continue to grow.