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Apr 24th, 2023
Nick Hardy and Davis Riley win Zurich Classic
Duo win tournament with record 30-under 258
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Davis Riley and Nick Hardy win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a tournament-record 30-under 258.
The duo birdied four of their final six holes to card a seven-under 65 and secure their first PGA Tour victories at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Riley collects his first PGA Tour victory in his 59th start at the age of 26 years, 4 months, 6 days. Hardy picks up his first victory in his 51st Tour start at the age of 27 years, 2 months, 28 days.
Hardy and Riley had started the day three shots off the pace but their birdie-filled final round saw them finish strong with an outstanding tournament record score of 30-under-par for the week.
After holding at least a share of the lead for the first three rounds, Wyndham Clark and Beau Hossler finished third, with defending champions Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay finish T4.
Their nearest competitors were Canadians Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin, teammates for the first time at the Zurich Classic, who finished runners-up after equalling the Zurich Classic Foursomes scoring record with a 9-under 63.
Each takes home $1.24m of the $8.6 million total purse, and earns a two-year exemption for winning the PGA Tour's only team event. Both Riley and Hardy collect 400 points and move to No. 33 and No. 39 in the FedExCup respectively.
Next up on the PGA Tour is the Mexico Open at Vidanta from 27th to the 30th of April, where defending champion Jon Rahm will look to retain his title after his strong start to the year.
The total prize purse stands at $7.7 million, with 500 FedEXCup points up for grabs for first place.