Back To The Desperation Days Of Golf: Walk-Up Music Coming To The PGA Tour's Zurich Classic

We've all enjoyed those really deep dreams where all is right with the world, Jordan and Rickie are making birdies, Tiger's finishing off the week with an eagle and all sorts of crazy things are happening with birdie runs on the Masters back nine. Then Patrick Reed starts throwing on the green jacket, and you're awakened by a 5 am alarm clock.

Welcome to April 9, 2018!

The PGA Tour announced the day after the Masters--a Monday news dump!--the Zurich Classic as the first tournament where it will feature walk-up music. Ryan Lavner writes for

Each two-man team that makes the cut at TPC Louisiana can pick a walkup song to be played on the first tee before each of their weekend rounds. The New Orleans-area tournament, scheduled for April 26-29, is the only team event on the Tour schedule.

“This innovation will try to further and enhance the concept and the team atmosphere,” said tournament director Steve Worthy.  


First, it's not an innovation if you are copying the European Tour

Second, the mental image of players and walk-up music is mildly awkward, but two man teams? Will they be joined arm-in-arm?

Finally, coming off of a successful Masters with none of the desperation ploys and massive ratings, I welcome you back to the world of golf's continued, ongoing and relentlessly exhausting efforts to appeal to the kids!