From Bieber to Bizkit: Picking walk-up songs for 10 Zurich Classic duos

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The Zurich Classic became a PGA Tour event in 1938, and it’s been held every year since 1958. But with top golfers building their schedules around the majors, the World Golf Championships, and the invitational tournaments, the event struggled to generate much buzz - that is, until last year, when it was transformed into a team event. The 2018 edition of the event will make a new kind of noise.

The last time it was a stroke-play event (2016), only three golfers ranked in the world top 30 played at the Zurich Classic. Last year, it was 13, and this year, 11 of the top 15 golfers in the world will tee it up, including God Blessed Texas ” by Little Texas has been a staple in sports arenas for years, and it should come to the golf course.

Mackenzie Hughes/Corey Conners

These Canadians have played a ton of golf together for Canada’s national team and Kent State University, and should be able to feed off each other. Hughes is a Tour winner already, and so far in his rookie season, Conners has played in the final group Sunday twice.

Song idea: Hughes already Big League ” as a tribute to the small community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. A bus crash in early April killed 16 people associated with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, including 10 players.

Adam Stanley has written about golf since 2011 for,, and the Canadian Press, among other organizations. He's also a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail. Find him on Twitter @adam_stanley.

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