In four-ball action, overnight leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith authored a bogey-free 8-under-par 34-30=64 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post 27-under 261, and will head to a 2-man playoff on Monday at 9:00 am CT with playing competitors Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, with Kisner holing out for eagle at the 72nd hole to force extra time.
For a second year in a row, the Zurich is heading to a Monday playoff. After kicking off in 67-62-68, the Florida residents led two teams by four shots, including Kisner/Brown. They relinquished their lead after just four holes, opening with four straight pars, while Kisner/Brown birdied their first four, eventually carding eight straight. Blixt broke the ice with a 45'5" bomb for birdie-3 at five and Smith circled the par-5 seventh to turn 2-under, now two behind. Smith went on a 3-birdie run on holes 10-12, the latter from 33'11", and they took turns at 16 and 17, Smith knocking in a 5-footer at the par-3 17th to take a 1-shot lead to the par-5 18th. It was Smith again at the 72nd hole, pitching from 57 yards away to 18 inches for a tap-in 4 and a sure win, but Kisner did him one better, improbably pitching in from 94'6" away for eagle-3. Blixt/Smith are blemish-free thru 72 holes.