Golf And Jazz In The Bayou
The PGA Tour moves its competition into the Bayou this week teeing off for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at the TPC Louisiana, Avondale (March 24-30, 2008). Players look to move into contention for a shot at the Masters and to earn points for the FedEx Cup. And of course as a fan of jazz and golf, I am excited to bring you da scoop.
Some of my favourite golfers will be in action for this tourney, namely Peter Lonard, Woody Austin, Rich Beem, Retief Goosen, Steve Stricker, Chris DiMarco, Brett Quigley. Mike Weir, David Toms and Jesper Parnevik. I am predicting that Retief Goosen, Mike Weir, David Toms and Steve Stricker will be in the early lead, but I think Retief Goosen and Steve Stricker will battle for that trophy on Sunday.
Little bit about the course. The course which was design by Golf Course Architect Pete Dye was re-opened on July 26, 2006 about one year after Hurricane Katrina, following extensive restoration. I also heard that PGA Tour players Steve Elkington and New Orleans native Kelly Gibson acted as player consultants during the restoration. This course should be quite a challenge for the pro golfer, with a par 72 and 7256 yds.