Tour round-up: Zurich Classic and Trophee Hassan II
Missing the golf at the weekend would have been a decent choice. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans has a modicum of interest as the team format adds a pinch of spice, but really we should all have better things to do than tuning into what is a relatively trivial event.
Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood on a Ryder Cup-esque charge was mildly entertaining, but they couldn’t get it done as a razzed up Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer took the spoils.
They carded a three-under 69 to finish on 29 under, landing Palmer his first win on the PGA Tour in nine years and Rahmbo’s third in three years.
“It’s been incredible,” Rahm said. “The way it happened – he started off playing great, I kind of struggled and then I came through in the middle, and then he finished it off – it was amazing.
“To win as a team, it’s something you don’t get to feel very often in golf. I hope it happens again.”
Over on the European Tour and it was the uninspiring Trophee Hassan II in Morocco. Spain’s Jorge Campillo landed a two-stroke victory. That’s all you need to know about that. I’m boring myself writing about it.
Over to the ladies and the LPGA Tour, it was Australian Minjee Lee lifting the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open for her fifth title.
On the Ladies European Tour it was 23-year-old Nuria Iturrios tasting victory at the Lalla Meryem Cup.
Not a great week of events, in all honesty.