Davis Riley & Nick Hardy win first title

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Zurich Classic R4
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April 24, 2023
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Davis Riley and Nick Hardy started the day three shots behind the lead and closed with a 65 in Foursomes play to win the Zurich Classic with a record 30-under 258.

“I don’t remember either of us getting mad over a shot. That was huge for us,” said Hardy. “We handled our emotions so well. Now that I look back, I think that was the biggest key.”

Neither made a single bogey at the weekend and this was a first victory on Tour for both Americans in their 59th (Riley) and 51st (Hardy) starts.

"It was nerve-racking honestly," said Riley. "Any time you're trying to win a golf tournament, more or less to get your first win is always tough. You're going to have to kind of step up there and hit some shots. Fortunately, we were able to kind of execute some really good shots coming down the stretch, and it was really fun."

" I'll second that," continued Hardy. "I feel like we both handled it very well coming down the stretch. First timers, obviously. So to be able to do that together, kind of rub off each other's confidence and sort of attitude. It was definitely special to have a partner for the first one."

Canadians Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin started the day seven shots off the lead and finished second at 28-under after playing a final 63, equalling the course record in Foursomes set on Friday by Americans Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele.

"I would say that we kind of picked who would go odds and evens about perfectly today," said Hadwin.

"I drove it pretty well. I drove it in play. His irons were great today, gave me a lot of looks, and I had a great feel for the greens. I rolled in a lot of putts there, especially on that middle stretch when we went on a run.

"I missed a couple iron shots coming in. He hit great chip shots. Just really good team partner golf today, and to kind of end like that is pretty special."

After holding at least a share of the lead for the first three rounds, Wyndham Clark and Beau Hossler of the USA finished third at 27-under after carding a 71.

Defending champions Schauffele and Cantlay signed for a 66 and tied for fourth at 26-under alongside compatriots Matthew NeSmith and Taylor Moore who shot a 69.

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2Taylor/Hadwin-2866676463260
3Clark/Hossler-2761676271261
T4Schauffele/Cantlay-2667636666262
T4Moore/Nesmith-2664666369262
6Im/Mitchell-2562676272263
T7Si Woo Kim/ Tom Kim-2366676468265
T7O'Hair/Matthews-2361696471265
T9Ramey/Trainer-2263676571266
T9Schwab/Norrman-2264676273266
T11Dahmen/Mccarthy-2165676768267
T11Burns/Horschel-2164696371267
T13Lipsky/Rai-2062696968268
T13Detry/Perez-2067666669268
T13Pendrith/Gligic-2064706569268
T13An/S.H. Kim-2067676371268
T13Streb/Merritt-2063696472268
T13English/Hoge-2064686373268
T19Watney/Hoffman-1964696670269
T19Michael Kim/Noh-1962716670269
T19Kitayama/Montgomery-1965676572269
T19Fitzpatrick/Fitzpatrick-1962716274269
T23List/Norlander-1862696772270
T23Donald/Molinari-1864696572270
T23Theegala/Suh-1863696573270
T26Ryder/Redman-1763667072271
T26Wu/Bramlett-1763696772271
T26Frittelli/Schmid-1766686572271
T26Todd/Kizzire-1764706473271
T26Spaun/Buckley-1766666574271
T26van Rooyen/Daffue-1764706374271
32Hojgaard/Olesen-1665676674272
33Bryan/Murray-1466686773274
34Duncan/Lebioda-1364706774275
35Gómez/Núñez-1267676973276
CUTCole/Saunders-96570135
CUTGarnett/Sigg-96768135
CUTThompson/Gordon-96372135
CUTHall/Bhatia-96768135
CUTDufner/Chappell-96570135
CUTHodges/Shelton-96768135
CUTGoya/Werbylo-96570135
CUTStanley/Barnes-86769136
CUTHadley/Martin-86571136
CUTSmotherman/Higgs-86670136
CUTLower/Wu-86472136
CUTGriffin/Gerard-86472136
CUTHoma/Morikawa-86670136
CUTBlair/Dou-86967136
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CUTJohnson/Stricker-76671137
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CUTTarren/Taylor-17172143
CUTWerenski/Brown-16875143
CUTThompson/Amin+27175146
CUTDaly/Duval+147583158
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Zurich Classic of New Orleans 2023

Date: April 20th - 23rd 2023

Location: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, Louisiana

Purse: $8,600,000. Format: Four-ball (best ball) in first and third rounds, Foursomes (alternate shot) in second and fourth rounds

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