Number of years that the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will have been contested as a team event when play begins Thursday at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. In 2017, the tournament was the first official team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years, since the Walt Disney World National Team Championship. The New Orleans event will be composed of 80 two-man teams. The first and third rounds will be played with the four-ball (better ball) format, and the second and fourth rounds will use foursomes (alternate shot). Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy will return to defend their 2018 title (field).
Average age, in years, of the nine winners on the LPGA tour this season. The youngest, Nasa Hataoka, was 20 years, 2 months and 18 days when she won the Kia Classic. The oldest, Eun-Hee Ji, was 32 years, 8 months and 7 days when she won the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. This week, the LPGA plays the Hugel-Air Premia L.A. Open, which begins Thursday at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles.
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for C.T. Pan, who won the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage on Sunday. It is a career-high ranking and an improvement of 58 spots from last week for Pan, 27, of Taiwan.