3 Dark-Horse Golf Picks to Win the 2022 Zurich Classic in New Orleans at FanDuel Sportsbook

Three dark-horse golf picks to win the two-man team event at the 2022 Zurich Classic on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Three dark-horse golf picks to win the two-man team event at the 2022 Zurich Classic on FanDuel Sportsbook. / Andrew Davis Tucker-Augusta

Following a playoff win by Jordan Spieth over Patrick Cantlay in the RBC Hertitage, the PGA Tour continues for a two-man team event at the Zurich Classic outside New Orleans.

Zurich Classic Golf Picks

There are 80 two-man teams, and the top teams by PGA odds to win the Zurich Classic on FanDuel Sportsbook include:

- Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovand (+750)
- Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele (+800)
- Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman (+950)
- Scotty Scheffler and Ryan Palmer (+1100)

Australian's Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman won last year's team event in a playoff over South African's Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel with a score of 268, or 20-under par. This year's Zurich Classic is the fifth edition played on the 7,524-yard, Par 72 course at TPC Louisiana.

But beyond the favorites, FanDuel Sportsbook has some sleepers and dark horses with more favorable odds to win who are capable of making a run to the weekend leaderboard.

With that in mind, here are three dark horses to consider for the Zurich Classic when making picks on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Zurich Classic Dark Horse Picks 2022

1. Billy Horschel and Sam Burns (+1300)

Not a longshot, but this pairing joins forces for the second straight year after finishing T-4 at 18-under par last year. They shot 63 and 65 in the Thursday/Saturday Four Ball format (play own ball), and both players rank top 15 on Tour in Strokes Gained: Total over their last 36 rounds. Making birdies is imperative in the Four Ball format, and both players are top 25 in Birdie average with Burns No. 7 on Tour (4.60 per round).

2. Joaquin Niemann and Mito Pereira (+2400)

The Pete Dye design at TPC Louisiana should be a solid fit for these strong ball strikers, who are among the elite pairings for SG: Tee-to-Green stats over their last five events. Both golfers finished well at the most recent RBC Heritage and Pete Dye design of Harbour Town. The Chilean duo has been playing some of their best golf since February, and they also rank among the stronger pairs in Approach and Around the Green combination stats.

3. Wyndham Clark an Cameron Tringale (+7500)

This would be quite a spot for huge-hitting Wyndham Clark and solid approach player Cameron Tringale to each earn their first PGA Tour wins. Tringale finished second in this event in 2015 as an individual, and the course suits his game. In 2019, Tringale and his college friend Robert Castro finished T-5. Now he adds a better big-hitting partner who could mix and match on the Foursomes format while also going low in Four Ball.

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