The money list: Our best bets for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans
With a successful history as a pairing, Grace and Oosthuizen head our picks for this team-based event...
Few teams at the Zurich Classic have as much experience playing together as Branden Grace and Louis Oostuizen.
The South African duo were hugely successful at the 2015 Presidents Cup, winning all four of their matches over the Americans.
Neither has played in this event before, but should fare well considering their form this season.
Oosthuizen had a poor Masters but has two top fives this year and is yet to miss a cut, while Grace has finished 11th and 10th in his last two starts.
Justin Thomas’ early-season form may have faded, but he should be able to get back on track here.
The American already has two PGA Tour wins this year, finished 22nd at the Masters last time out and managed a 12th-place finish at this course in his only appearance in 2015.
Bud Cauley, meanwhile, last played at the Zurich in 2014, where he finished 11th.
Cauley is also in good form, recording back-to-back top 10s in the past two weeks.
Canadians Graham DeLaet and David Hearn have the form and course history to contend this weekend.
The former has picked up three top-10s from his nine PGA Tour starts this season – including sixth place at the RBC Heritage a fortnight ago – and came fourth here in 2012.
Hearn, meanwhile, has enjoyed playing in New Orleans in recent years.
The 37-year-old has four top-25s in the past five years at this event, and finished sixth in 2015.
Dufner’s stellar record at TPC Louisiana means he has to be backed this weekend.
The 40-year-old American has finished inside the top 10 in four of his last five appearances at this event, including a win in 2012.
He is also in good form, with four top-15s in his five most recent starts, and has chosen a solid partner in Patton Kizzire.
The world No. 141 has only played at this event once before, finishing eighth on his debut last year.