Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy win with 67 on Sunday
Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy won the Zurich Classic on Sunday, with a final round of 5-under-67 in alternate shot play at the TPC Louisiana.
Interestingly enough Billy Horschel won the event in 2013 too when it was a single-player format. The format changed to team play in 2017 which was won by Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith in a playoff against Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown.
The win is fifth for Billy Horschel and fourth for Scott Piercy and they both earned $1.04 million in cash and 400 FedEx Cup points each.
Their team started the final round three-shot back from the overnight leaders but immediately surged into contention with birdies on first two holes.
Piercy’s 146-yard approach set up Horschel’s 5-foot birdie putt on the opening hole. On the par-5 second hole, Piercy chipped to 4 feet to set up another birdie putt for Horschel.
Horschel returned the favor on the par-5 seventh with a chip to 3 feet and did even better on the 10th, dropping a 148-yard approach shot a foot from the hole.
Horschel’s 88-foot wedge out of a green-side bunker stopped less than 2 feet from the hole on the par-5 11th to set up his team’s final birdie — and that was just enough.
Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, the runner-ups from 2017 who faded away by the ninth hole and finished with a 77 on Sunday for T-15th position on the board along with Nate Lashley/Rob Oppenheim, Zach Johnson/Jonathan Byrd, and Michael Kim/Andrew Putnam.
The team of Jason Dufner and Pat Perez finished a shot back from the winners at 21-under-267 and followed by Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen at 20-under-268.
PGA Tour’s next stop is at the Wells Fargo Championship where Brian Harman will be defending his title.