Garcia to play Zurich Classic with Cabrera Bello

Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello will be teammates at the 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. (Harry How/Getty Images)

AVONDALE, La. -- Sergio Garcia has committed to play in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event in April.

Tournament chief Steve Worthy, who made the announcement on Tuesday, says Garcia's partner will be Zurich Classic newcomer Rafa Cabrera Bello, who is ranked 21st in the world and 26th in the FedExCup standings.

Garcia last played the tournament, held at the TPC Louisiana, in 2010.

Worthy says this year's field also will include 2011 Zurich Classic winner and Bubba Watson, but with a new partner, Matt Kuchar. Last year, Watson played with J.B. Holmes.

This marks the second year of the team format at the Zurich, won last year by Swede Jonas Blixt and Australian Cameron Smith.

The tournament runs from April 26-29.

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