Groups we’re watching: Second round Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Larry Mize, Briny Baird, Marco Dawson Tee time: 7:34 a.m. CT Tee: No. 1 Total TOUR wins: 4 Why you should watch: Recent Champions Tour rookie Larry Mize not only is the sole possessor of this group’s TOUR wins, he’s also the only player from Augusta, Ga., to win the Masters, which makes him pretty special. Mize played his way into the field this week with a tie for 10th-place finish in Puerto Rico. He shot 1-over par Thursday, but the tournament is still young. Another Puerto Rico top player, Briny Baird finished tied for fourth at Trump International Golf Course and has carried that momentum over the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans, where he shot 5-under par and closed the first round tied for second. The third member of this group, Marco Dawson, got off to a bumpy start in Thursday’s round with two consecutive double bogies on the fifth and sixth holes, but he corrected his game quickly and went on to save his round and finish at 1-under par in a tie for 33rd — can he use that turnaround to ensure he makes the cut?
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