REPORT: Zurich Classic of New Orleans to become two-man team event
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REPORT: Zurich Classic of New Orleans to become two-man team event

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans will reportedly undergo a major shake-up for 2017 and beyond.

Golf Channel reports that the tournament will transition from being a 72-hole, medal-play individual tournament to a two-man event.

Beyond that, it's unclear what will be the length, format or purse of the event. The only two-person team event sanctioned by the PGA Tour is the unofficial Franklin Templeton (formerly the Shark) Shootout. That event has two-person teams playing 54 holes with a different format each day: one scramble, one alternate shot, one better ball.

We also don't know if the winners of this event will earn an official PGA Tour victory or if FedEx Cup points will be on the line. And, of course, we don't know if TPC Louisiana will remain the host site of the event or if it will move from its post-Masters date to another point in the calendar that might prevent it from dealing with almost inevitable rain delays given its current place on the schedule.

We'll update as more is revealed.

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