Zurich Classic Continues Today


The Zurich Classic is one of the more unique events on the PGA Tour. It got underway yesterday with Round 1 from TPC Louisiana, in New Orleans. The Zurich Classic changed its format in 2017 to become a team event with eighty pairs of golfers invited. One team member is chosen based upon the Tour priority rankings. The other team member must be a PGA Tour member or earn entry via a sponsor exemption.

Zurich Classic Continues Today
The Zurich Classic is a team event.

The Zurich Classic team event has unique scoring as well. The first and third rounds of play use what’s called fourball, or best ball, scoring. In this format, each hole is scored by the golfer who had the lowest score. The second and fourth rounds are played using alternate shots by the golfers. 

Four Teams Tied for the Lead at Zurich Classic

Round 1 of the Zurich Classic ended with four teams tied at the top of the leaderboard. Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry are one of the four teams currently leading the Zurich Classic. The pair was one of the favorites to win the event. McIlroy and Lowry were given +750 odds to win the event. 

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Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry are tied for the lead at the Zurich Classic.

The overall favorite to win the Zurich Classic was the team of Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele at +450 odds. The pair actually won this event two years ago, shooting a 29-under par. The team of Will Zalatoris and Sahith Theegala is also in the mix with the same odds (+750) as McIlroy and Lowry. 

Ryan Brehm and Mark Hubbard, Patton Kizzire and Ben Kohles, and Aaron Ray and David Lipsky are the other three teams tied with McIlroy and Lowry for the Zurich Classic lead. The Rai-Lipsky pair will be out first today with a tee time of 9:31 a.m. McIlroy and Lowry follow at 9:53 a.m. The other teams won’t be out until the afternoon at today’s Zurich Classic.

Sas Insider Continues to Reign Supreme

Speaking of leaderboards, the Sports Hub version of the Zurich Classic saw Sas Insider have a great round yesterday. The Insider was our top capper and you can find him at the top of just about every leaderboard we’ve got. 

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Sas Insider is crushing it!

Sas Insider led all cappers yesterday. He’s been the best over the last three days. He’s also tops on the 7-day, 14-day, and 30-day leaderboards. If you’re betting baseball right now, the Insider is your guy. He’s tops on our 7-day baseball leaderboard, hitting over 60 percent of his picks right now. 

Let’s take a look at yesterday’s action.

  • Domination: Sas Insider went 8-5 on his MLB picks yesterday. They were part of a collective 12-6 effort that produced $454 in profits. For the week, Sas Insider is up $1259 and over the last 30 days, the Insider has made a whopping $5492 in profits! The baseball numbers over just the last week are $1324. 
  • Invest in sports: That’s the approach of the Sports Investors who went 4-0 yesterday and earned $400. 
  • Scott stays hot: Scott’s Picks have been hot recently and yesterday was no exception. Scott went 5-1 and took home $398. That gives him $639 over the last three days. He’s done much of his damage with his NBA picks. Scott’s Picks is No. 2 on the 7-day basketball leaderboard with $680 in NBA profits.
  • Ricci is rich: Tonny Ricci was in the Top 5 yesterday and he’s back making money again. Tonny hit on four of his five picks yesterday to add another $290 to his bankroll. He’s up $1793 for the month and his MLB picks have been hot. He’s No. 2 on the 7-day baseball leaderboard with $784 in MLB profits.
  • It only takes two: It only took two picks for Kyle Parker to earn $237. He got a big soccer win at +137 yesterday. He’s won $332 over the last three days.

NFL Draft Round 1 Surprises

The 2024 NFL draft did not disappoint. Round 1 was full of twists and turns and, by the time it was over, NFL fans and bettors were fully satisfied. Some of our trending news today are things that didn’t happen but would have been really interesting if they did. Read on to learn more.

Here’s what’s trending today.

  • Six QBs taken: The 2024 draft tied a record with six quarterbacks taken in the first round. The first three picks – Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, and Drake Maye – were all expected. Three more were taken among the top 12 picks in Round 1.
  • Penix surprise: The biggest surprise of the first round was the Atlanta Falcons taking Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. with the No. 8 pick. No one saw it coming, especially after the Falcons signed Kirk Cousins in the offseason.
  • Nix & McCarthy: JJ McCarthy was selected at No. 10 by Minnesota and Oregon’s Bo Nix went to Denver with the 12th overall pick.
  • The trade that didn’t happen: The Patriots actually inquired with the Chargers about trading for QB Justin Herbert. Of course, the Chargers said no dice and New England drafted Drake Maye with the No. 3 pick.

Zurich Classic Round 2 Today

The second round of the Zurich Classic is already underway as you read this. Remember, the second round is played in alternate shot format. That should make today’s round of the Zurich Classic pretty interesting. 

The Zurich Classic isn’t the only big sporting event today. We’ve still got plenty of playoff basketball and hockey. There’s a full slate of MLB games too.

  1. Zurich Classic: Round 2 has already teed off at TPC Louisiana. Can the team of McIlroy-Lowry maintain the top spot?
  2. NHL playoffs: The Rangers will look to join Florida and Carolina in going up 3-0 in their series against the Capitals. The Rangers play at Washington tonight. Vancouver is in Nashville, Winnipeg is at Colorado, and Edmonton plays the Kings in LA. All three of those series are tied 1-1.
  1. NBA playoff action: Milwaukee travels to Indiana tonight. Giannis will not play again. The Clippers are at Dallas and Minnesota looks to take a 3-0 lead in Phoenix tonight.
  2. Weekend baseball: It’s a big day in MLB. All 30 teams are in action as they start their weekend series. The Royals and Tigers kick the day off at 1:10 p.m. The day ends in San Francisco where the Giants will face the Pirates.
  3. Prep for weekend soccer: Today we get one match in each of Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, and Ligue 1. This will get soccer bettors ready for a big Saturday full of the world’s best futbol.
  4. Madrid Open: Round 2 continues today at the Mutua Madrid Open for both the men and the women. Rafael Nadal advanced with a win yesterday. No. 2 seed Carlos Alcaraz plays later today.

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