Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IApril 26, 2012

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08:  Bubba Watson reacts to a missed birdie putt on the first playoff  hole during the final round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images for Golfweek)
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The Zurich Classic at the beautiful TPC Louisiana will be the next stop on the PGA Tour schedule, and with 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson looking to win another tournament at this course, it should be a fantastic tournament.

Update: Sunday, April 28 at 7:05 p.m. ET

It is fitting that it took Jason Dufner extra holes to earn his first PGA tour victory. He has come so close, only to be turned away late in past performances, it is fitting he pulled a late one out. 

Dufner took down the resurgent Ernie Els on the second playoff hole by sinking a birdie. Els made up three shots on the day on Dufner by firing a 67, but Dufner held strong in extras. 

Final Leaderboard

1Jason Dufner-19
2Ernie Els-19
T3Luke Donald-17
T3Graham Daleat -16
T3Ryan Palmer-16

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Update: Sunday, April 28 at 11:45 a.m. ET

Jason Dufner is in excellent position to claim his first ever PGA victory. He took the lead following Round 2, and extended that to a two shot lead following Saturday's action. 

Leaderboard After Three Rounds

1 Jason Dufner -17
2 Graham Delaet  -15
T3 Ernie Els -14
T3 John Rollins -14
T5 Cameron Tringale -13
T5 Steve Stricker -13
T5 Ryan Palmer  -13

Round 3 Highlights

Jason Dufner put himself in excellent position to claim his first PGA victory by opening up a two-stroke lead. Dufner fired a 67 and sits at -17 for the tournament. 

He is followed by Graham Delaet at -15, Ernie Els -14 and John Rollins -14. 

Round 2 Highlights

Jason Dufner matched the low round for the tournament and fired a 65. That was good enough to push him to -12 for tournament and the solo lead. 

First round co-leader, Ken Duke, continued his solid play, and was just one off the lead. 

Round 1 Highlights

Cameron Tringale and Ken Duke set the pace for this tournament. They were the co-leaders with opening round 65s on the par 72 course. They were closely followed by a familiar name. The Big Easy, Ernie Els, was right behind them with a 66. 

Watson won an event at TPC Louisiana in 2011, and it's a course he's very comfortable playing at.

Since the US Open is just a few weeks away, the players at this tournament will be able to test themselves against the challenges of the course at TPC Louisiana in preparation for the next major.

If you enjoy golf, this is one tournament you cannot afford to miss on the PGA Tour.

Check back to this article daily for leaderboard updates, video highlights and more.

Watch: GOLF Channel for Rounds 1-2, CBS for Rounds 3-4

Where: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA

When: Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 22: Ben Curtis plays a tee shot during the final round of the Valero Texas Open at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio on April 22, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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Notable Tee Times for Round 1

7:30 a.m. Bubba Watson Steve Stricker Webb Simpson
7:30 a.m. Goosen, Retief Hoffman, Charley Points, D.A.

7:40 a.m.

Ben Curtis Justin Rose Graeme McDowell
12:30 p.m. Luke Donald Keegan Bradley K.J. Choi
12:40 p.m. Nick Watney David Toms Ernie Els


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