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Billy Horschel, Scott Piercy win Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Billy Horschel, Scott Piercy win Zurich Classic of New Orleans

After struggling to shoot a 1-over 73 in alternate shot Friday, they had to regroup with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans going back to that format for Sunday's final round.

Heading into the final round, Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, the 2017 runners-up in a playoff, topped a crowded leaderboard that featured 13 teams within four shots of the lead.

But they produced the round of the day in the foursomes format to finish on 22 under par overall.

Horschel and Piercy, who began the day three shots back, surged into the lead with birdies on the 10th and 11th holes. "Just didn't quite get speed matched up like I wanted to", Dufner said before complimenting Horschel on Piercy on how hard they were to chase down.

"I knew if we were going to have a chance to win, I was going to have to make some putts and I knew I was going to have to make some par putts", Horschel said. "Within 125 yards of the hole you're going to have no worse than 10 feet.' So every time I put him close, within 125 yards, he always hit it within 10 feet, which was nice".

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Playing under ideal conditions with sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s Fahrenheit (26C), Dufner and Perez finished one shot back in second with a final-round 68.




Horschel and Piercy each won $1,036,800.00.

"Our games match really well", Horschel said of his partner.

If you only watched Billy Horschel's emotional reactions on Sunday, you would have never known that he and teammate Scott Piercy were putting together the most impressive round of the week. After Horschel narrowly missed a 23-foot birdie putt on 18 that was reminiscent of the one he sank to win on the same green five years ago, Dufner stood over a 14-foot putt for the tie.

The English pairing of Chris Paisley and Tommy Fleetwood (69) finished tied for fourth with Americans Brice Garnett and Chesson Hadley at 269 after Paisley pitched in for eagle from 47 yards away on the final hole.

Kisner and Brown faltered late with a bogey and double bogey on 15 and 16.

Horschel almost nailed his 23-footer - "I literally thought I'd made the putt", he said - sliding it just far enough pass the hole to make Piercy's last putt a tinge nerve-wracking. "It kind of caught the back of the hole and spun around".