The likes of Georgia Hall should have the opportunity to play alongside golf's top male players

  • The Zurich Classic of New Orleans begins in Louisiana on Thursday 
  • It is an intriguing tournament that combines fourballs and foursomes
  • It would be great for the game if it was a mixed fourballs and foursomes event

This week in Morocco, Europe’s leading men and women will compete in separate tournaments on adjacent golf courses — and I’ll leave you to guess which sex is playing for a prize fund of £410,000 while the other plays for £2.2million.

You can decide yourselves whether that can possibly be right.

Over in America, meanwhile, they are taking a break from the usual diet of 72-hole strokeplay with an intriguing tournament combining fourballs and foursomes. Like Morocco, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans leaves you wanting to laud the effort to be different on one level while still feeling the sport could be doing so much more.

The likes of Georgia Hall should have the opportunity to play alongside golf's top male players
The likes of Georgia Hall should have the opportunity to play alongside golf’s top male players

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