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Tour Report: FedExCup: Strong field set for Zurich

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Webb Simpson nearly won his first TOUR event here a year ago.

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By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM

There’s no shortage of big-time players making their way to Louisiana for this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Seven of the 14 players who have earned multiple victories since the start of the 2011 season will be teeing it up this week at TPC Louisiana. That’s a good number of players who have shown that they know how to win — and win often.

Leading that group is defending champion Bubba Watson. The four-time TOUR winner hasn’t finished outside the top five since February and will make his first start since winning the Masters this week.

Also in the fold is 2011 runner-up Webb Simpson, who lost to Watson in a playoff but went on to win his first two TOUR events later in the season. Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Steve Stricker and Nick Watney, who earned his maiden victory in this event, are also recent two-time winners in this week’s field.

THIS WEEK A dozen of the top 30 in the latest FedExCup standings will be teeing it up this week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Watson (No. 2), Carl Pettersson (4), Kyle Stanley (7) and Rose (8) are the four members of the top 10 who are set to compete. In addition to the multiple winners listed above, there are 12 major champions and eight former champions of this event.

That stout group of veterans with winning pedigrees doesn’t guarantee a familiar winner at TPC Louisiana. Four of the last seven winners — Tim Petrovic, Chris Couch, Watney and Andres Romero — claimed the Zurich Classic as their first TOUR victory. Simpson nearly made it five of seven last year.


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