Golfers Gain Zurich Classic, a Team Event on the PGA Tour

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Henrik Stenson, left, and Justin Rose in Rio. They will play at the Zurich Classic.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, the gold and silver medalists at this year’s Olympics, were among the first golfers to sign up for the Zurich Classic, the PGA Tour’s first team event since 1981.

The tournament, to be held in April at T.P.C. Louisiana, outside New Orleans, will feature 80 two-man teams, and both players on the winning team will receive official credit for a victory, the tour said Monday.

Rose outlasted Stenson in the final round at the Rio Games to capture the gold medal. They have also gone 4-2 as partners on the European team at the last two Ryder Cups.

“The addition of a team format adds a new, incredibly exciting element to the event,” said Rose, who has a sponsorship deal with Zurich Insurance Group. “Henrik and I are very excited to tee it up together in April, and hopefully we can continue our longstanding chemistry and success in team formats.”

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