|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Golf betting will turn its attention to the TPC Louisiana for the Zurich Classic which starts on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Golf betting handicappers will figure on a Zurich Classic that features a total purse of $6,200,000 with a winning share of $1,116,000 and 500 FedExCup points at stake.
The TPC Louisiana is a par 72 golf betting course with a total yardage of 7,341 yards. The 6th hole is legendary as the most difficult of the Zurich Classic. It is a par 4 476-yard hole known throughout golf betting as the "triangle of doom" as it is surrounded by hazzards and trees making pin point accuracy a necessity. It's also a very windy hole as hurricane Katrina tore away many of those trees that used to block the wind. The 7th hole provides much relief after the 6th as it is the easiest on the golf betting course. It's a par 5 561-yard hole.
The course record was set in 2007 as Kyle Reifers shot a 64 in the opening round of that year's golf betting tournament, which was the first year that the Zurich Classic began to regularly use the TPC Louisiana course. This is the 51st year of the tournament and the fourth time that it has been played at the TPC Louisiana. The course is ranked 32nd in difficulty out of 54 total on the golf betting tour.
Andres Romero was the winner of last year's golf betting event as he shot a 275 to edge out Peter Lonard by a single stroke. Tim Wilkinson was also in contention for the golf betting victory as he finished 2 shots back. All three are committed to returning for this year's event. For Romero it was his first and only win on the tour in 33 total events. So far Romero stands at 71st in the FedExCup standings with 251 points. He has made the cut in 6 out of 8 tournaments this year with one top ten finish. This year's field is wide open and should make for outstanding wagering action and matchups!
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