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AP photo by Gerald Herbert / Patrick Cantlay, left, and teammate Xander Schauffele congratulate each other after their win in the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Sunday at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La.

AVONDALE, La. — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele held off Sam Burns and Billy Horschel by two strokes Sunday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to complete a record-setting, wire-to-wire victory in the PGA Tour's lone official money event for teams.

Cantlay and Schauffele closed with a par round of 72 in late afternoon showers in the alternate-shot final round to finish at 29-under 259 at breezy TPC Louisiana, two shots ahead of Burns and Horschel.

The Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup partners broke the tournament record of 27 under set by Kevin Kisner-Scott Brown and Jonas Blixt-Cameron Smith in 2017, the first year the event was a team competition. Cantlay and Schauffele are the first wire-to-wire winners since the tournament adopted its current format.

"It was a great week," Cantlay said. "Second time we've played this event and we were looking forward to it since last year. We really always enjoy being with each other, both on and off the golf course, and we both played exceptional this week and had a great time doing it."

Cantlay and Schauffele opened with a record 59 in best-ball play Thursday, shot a 68 on Friday in alternate shot and had a 60 in best ball Saturday to shatter the tournament's 54-hole record and open a five-shot lead.

Burns, the local favorite who played at LSU, and Horschel closed with a 68. Doc Redman and Sam Ryder were third at 24 under after a 67.

"Sort of sucks like that once in a while when you feel good and you're trying to chase down some leaders, but sometimes you just can't make it happen, and that's what it was for us on the last six holes," Horschel said.

Cantlay, the reigning FedExCup champion and PGA Tour player of the year, won his seventh title on golf's top circuit and first since the Tour Championship in September. He won a week after losing a playoff to Jordan Spieth in the RBC Heritage.

Schauffele won for the fifth time in his PGA Tour career. He had last won at the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Cantlay and Schauffele eagled the par-5 seventh, with Cantlay hitting a 254-yard second shot to set up a seven-foot putt for Schauffele.

"(Cantlay) hit an unbelievable shot into seven," Schauffele said. "It was a pretty thing to see from my angle in the fairway. It jump-started the round."

After missing a three-foot birdie putt on the short par-4 eighth, Schauffele missed the greens on the ninth and 10th holes, leading to consecutive bogeys, and the five-shot lead was down to one over the charging Burns and Horschel.

"I feel like those bogeys were pretty much my fault — put (Cantlay) in bad spots with an 8-iron and wedge in hand," Schauffele said. "We weren't really too worried about where everyone else was at, just trying to focus on what we do best."

Cantlay and Schauffele rebounded with a three-foot birdie putt on the 11th and followed with six consecutive birdies before bogeying the par-5 closing hole. Burns and Horschel pulled within one after making birdies on Nos. 8, 10 and 11, but Burns' tee shot on the short par-4 16th found the water and a bogey on the par-3 17th left them three behind.

Baylor School graduate Stephan Jaeger, playing with Joel Dahmen, closed with a 69 and shared 29th at 16 under.

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AP photo by Gerald Herbert / Xander Schauffele, kneeling, laughs as he talks with teammate Patrick Cantlay, right, and their caddies while lining up his putt on the 18th green at TPC Louisiana on Sunday. Cantlay and Schauffele won the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans in wire-to-wire fashion and broke the tournament's scoring record.

Parel wins playoff

IRVING, Texas — Scott Parel two-putted for a birdie on the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 65, then won the inaugural ClubCorp Classic with a par on the same hole in a playoff for his second PGA Tour Champions title.

Parel won a three-man playoff at Las Colinas Country Club over Steven Alker and Gene Sauers, who both went into the hazard on the closing hole and failed to make par. Parel had been 0-3 in playoffs on the senior circuit.

Sauers birdied his last two holes in regulation for a 63. In the playoff, his shot bounced back into the rocks. After a penalty drop, he chipped to eight feet and his par putt to extend the layoff caught the edge of the cup and spun out.

Alker had reason to feel even worse. After a double bogey to start the final round, he ran off seven birdies over his next nine holes and reached 12 under through 10 to seize control. But he never made another birdie, dropping a shot on the par-3 13th with a three-putt bogey.

On the final hole in regulation, Alker was just long and off the green and chipped down to eight feet. Lee Janzen putted first from the same line and made a birdie for a 67 to finish one shot out of the playoff.

Alker's birdie missed. He shot a 68 and joined the playoff at 11-under 202.

On the first extra hole, Alker had a long iron from a good lie in the rough, but it came out heavy and into the water. He took a penalty drop and couldn't get up and down.

Parel, 56, won for the fourth time on the 50-and-older tour. He won twice in 2018 and won the Chubb Classic in February 2020.

 

Runaway success

LOS ANGELES — Nasa Hataoka ran away with the DIO Implant L.A. Open at Wilshire Country Club.

Four strokes ahead entering the round after Jin Young Ko's late meltdown Saturday, Hataoka closed with a 4-under 67 for a five-stroke victory over Australia's Hannah Green (68).

Hataoka finished at 15-under 269, a stroke off the tournament record set last year by Brooke Henderson. The 23-year-old Japanese player won her sixth LPGA Tour title a week after missing the cut in the windy Lotte Championship in Hawaii with rounds of 75 and 77.

 

Dominant at end

LA PINEDA, Spain — Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazábal closed with an 8-under 62 to win the ISPS Handa Championship for his seventh DP World Tour victory and first on home soil.

The 38-year-old Larrazábal made nine birdies and a bogey in windy conditions on the Lakes Course at Lumine Golf club to finish at 15-under 265 and secure a one-shot victory over fellow Spaniard Adrian Otaegui (66). It's his second win this year on the European-based circuit, with his first at the MyGolfLife Open in South Africa.

Canada's Aaron Cockerill and South Africa's Hennie Du Plessis each closed with a 67 and tied for third at 13 under.

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