Teams Making the Cut at Zurich Classic 2021 Will Be Honored in a Special Fashion

Published 04/23/2021, 12:02 PM EDT
Apr 22, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Kevin Tway tees off from the 18th tee box during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports


The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is one of the most exciting tournaments on the PGA Tour calendar. Golfers thronged the TPC Lousiana layout to participate in the 2021 edition, but they will soon be filtered with a 36-hole cut. This year’s cut line also brings great news to the teams who make it to the weekend! 

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The PGA Tour through its official communications page informed that all teams that qualify for the weekend will get a special song as a recognition. Furthermore, these teams get a special song each, which will be played as a walk-up track when they’re announced on the tee. 

So, every team that makes the cut will be honored with a walk-up song when they appear for Round 3 at Zurich Classic 2021. How cool is that? Fans would already be making assumptions as to which song their favorite team would be choosing! 

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This is a special perk that the top teams get at Zurich Classic 2021. There were 80 teams during the start of the event, but only 33 of them (including ties) will qualify for the weekend. Only these teams will have the privilege of picking a song for their subsequent round’s introduction! 

Apr 23, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; An aerial view of the 18th, 9th and 1st hole during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Right now, a few teams look to be the favorites to win at TPC Louisiana. Among them, the most surprising pair has been the Norweigan duo of Viktor Hovland and Kris Ventura! 

What is the total prize pool at Zurich Classic 2021?

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans offers a pretty prize purse to the participants. Though it is not one of the most lucrative tournaments on the calendar, the TPC Lousiana event still holds its reverence. 

The total prize purse of Zurich Classic 2021 is $7.4 million. The winners will get a seven-figure share from this and will split evenly between $2,138,600. Furthermore, the payout for a runner-up finish will be 873,200. 

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Here’s a tabulated version of how much the top five teams will earn at Zurich Classic 2021:

PositionPayout
Winner$2,138,600
Runner-up$873,200
Third place$571,650
Fourth place$481,000
Fifth place$418,100

With so many teams going strong, who do you think will end up winning Zurich Classic 2021? Can defending champs Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer succeed in their title defense? 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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