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The Zurich Classic of New Orleans just can’t catch a break

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You have to feel for tournaments like the Zurich Classic. For one week out of the year, New Orleans plays host to a PGA Tour event that’s been a part of the professional golf scene since 1938.

The event, which is currently played at the TPC Louisiana, is supposed to be a week to not only recognize a great golf layout, but a fantastic city as well. It’s a city that surely deserves a chance to take over the spotlight for a couple of days each year.

But once again that wasn’t the case. Lorena Ochoa’s retirement announcement, coupled with Ken Green’s return to the sport and some wretched weather in New Orleans all but turned the event into a blip on the tour’s radar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Jonathan Wall

04/26/2010 at 12:40 pm