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The Tour Report

April 23 2013

1:19 PM

Featured Groups: Zurich Classic

Guan Tianlang will play in his second PGA TOUR event this week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 

Guan Tianlang, who became the youngest player to make the cut in Masters history two weeks ago, is part of an international pairing as he plays in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for the first time this week.

The 14-year-old from China plays with Henrik Norlander, who hails from Stockholm, and Justin Bolli of Greenville, S.C., during the first two rounds at TPC Louisiana. Here are some other groups to keep your eye on.

You can use the Comments section below to tell us the groups you are interested in watching.

Ernie Els/Rickie Fowler/Michael Thompson: Els played in the Zurich Classic last year for the first time in a decade -- and he's back after losing in a playoff last year. Fowler returns for the third straight year and tied for 10th last year. Thompson, who won The Honda Classic earlier this year, missed the cut in his only other appearance in the Crescent City.

Justin Rose/Keegan Bradley/Billy Horschel: These three are playing very well this year. Rose has three top-10s in five starts  and made some noise in the first two rounds of the Masters before tying for 25th. Keegan Bradley has five top-10s including four in his last five events. Horschel keeps putting himself in position for his breakthrough PGA TOUR win with ties for second, third and ninth in his last three tournaments.

Jason Dufner/Bubba Watson/Nick Watney: Don't look for Dufnering as this group of former Zurich Classic champions competes. Dufner beat Ernie Els in sudden death last year to win his first PGA TOUR event while Watson needed extra holes to turn back Webb Simpson in 2011. Watney had an easier time in 2007 when he beat Ken Duke by three and won for the first time.

David Toms/K.J. Choi/Scott Piercy: This figures to be one of the more popular groups with Louisiana native and LSU grad David Toms headlining. He won the tournament in 2001, too -- a year before K.J. Choi picked up his victory in the Big Easy. Piercy, who was third at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February, tied for 13th at TPC Louisiana a year ago.