2024 Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Top 10 power rankings at TPC Louisiana

A look at the top 10 teams poised to succeed at the 2024 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
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3. OWGR: 12th/30th. FedEx Cup: 4th/14th. Sahith Theegala/Will Zalatoris. 2024ZurichClassic/PowerRank/3

Sahith Theegala and Will Zalatoris create an intriguing duo.

These are two players in their mid-20s who have found success as pros while still giving off the vibe that they may still be scratching the surface.

Theegala is a PGA Tour winner by age 26 and it feels like he ought to have more than one.

He has three career runner-up finishes, including just last week at the RBC Heritage. When the only person who beat you is Scottie Scheffler, that should almost count as a win, right?

Theegala carded 66-67-67-68 to finish a shot clear of studs Wyndham Clark and Patrick Cantlay in a tie for third. That was Theegala’s fifth top-10 of the year.

He ranks fourth on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Total (1.528). Importantly for this team is Theegala is ninth in SG: Putting (.71). If Zalatoris can set the pins up, Theegala can knock them down.

Theegala finished T-23rd last year at TPC Louisiana with Justin Suh. No offense to Suh, but Theegala has upgraded.

We were robbed of seeing Zalatoris for much of last year due to a back injury. Now in better stead, he’s shown flashes of his old self that has led to a PGA Tour victory and a slew of top-10s in majors.

In 2024, Zalatoris posted back-to-back top-fives at the Genesis Invitational (T-2nd) and Arnold Palmer Invitational (T-4th). He added T-9th a couple weeks back at the Masters.

This is his first time teaming with Theegala. He’s not a Zurich Classic debutant having taken T-4th in 2022 with Davis Riley.

The 27-year-old is known for his laser-like drives and strong iron play. He’s ninth on the PGA Tour in SG: Approach (.694). From 200-plus yards, Zalatoris ranks 16th in approach proximity (46’8”).