This week’s PGA Tour event, the Zurich Classic, is set to continue the innovation that sees players walking up to the first tee to their song of choice.
Last year, the tournament debuted its new two-man team format, as well as a fun new tradition allowing teams to choose their favourite tune to accompany them on the first tee on the weekend.
Both elements have been retained for this year’s tournament, and the various two-man teams have all locked down their songs for the weekend’s action.
Some teams are clearly treating the new tradition as a bit of a laugh, while others are trying to reflect their musical tastes, or choose the best song to get them geed up in true boxer fashion.
There are certainly some surprises as well.
Are you familiar with Lil Nas X’s hit ‘Old Town Road’? As many as four teams have picked the hip-hop/country music mash-up as their walk-up song.
And what about the song that’s taken the world of five-year-olds everywhere by storm – ‘Baby Shark’? That will get multiple plays as well.
Metallica’s famous head-banger Enter Sandman was another popular choice, as was Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphy’s most famous song, ‘I’m Shipping Up To Boston’.
Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia have gone with Queen’s ‘Radio Gaga’, with Garcia revealing: “I’m a big Queen fan, (but) I’ll leave the dancing to Tommy.”
“That’s fine. If I have to step up, then I’ll do it,” Fleetwood hit back.
Here is a list of all the songs by team:
Adam Hadwin/Aaron Baddeley: Down and Out, by Tantric
Adam Schenk/Tyler Duncan: Old Town Road, by Lil Nas X
Adam Scott/Jason Day: Suicide Blonde, by INXS
Alex Prugh/Alex Cejka: Fat Bottomed Girls, by Queen
Anders Albertson/Seth Reeves: Whoomp! (There It Is), by Tag Team
Andrew Putnam/Max Homa: Trophies, by Drake
Anirban Lahiri/Shubhankar Sharma: Beware Of The Boys, by Punjabi MC
Austin Cook/Andrew Landry: All The Small Things, by Blink 182
Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy: Young Forever, by Jay-Z
Brendan Steele/Luke Donald: Girls Girls Girls, by Motley Crue
Brooks Koepka/Chase Koepka: Bad Boy For Life, by P. Diddy
Bubba Watson/J.B. Holmes: When The Saints Go Marching In, by Louis Armstrong
Carlos Ortiz/Sebastian Munoz: Ground Theme, by Super Mario Bros. Music
Colt Knost/Boo Weekley: Old Town Road, by Lil Nas X
Dylan Frittelli/Jaoquin Niemann: Tear It Up, by Yung Wun
Harold Varner III/Tom Lovelady: Old Town Road, by Lil Nas X
Harris English/Johnson Wagner: Killing In The Name, by Rage Against The Machine
Henrik Stenson/Graeme McDowell: Wake Me Up, by Avicii
Hudson Swafford/Wes Roach: Mo Money Mo Problems, by The Notorious B.I.G.
Jason Dufner/Pat Perez: 2019, by Bazanji
Jason Kokrak/Chris Stroud: Bawitdaba, by Kid Rock
Joel Dahmen/Barndon Harkins: Baby Shark, by Pinkfong
Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer: Enter Sandman, by Metallica
Julian Etulain/Andres Romero: Scooby Doo Pa Pa. by DJ Kass
Keegan Bradley/Jon Curran: I’m Shipping Up to Boston, by Dropkick Murphys
Kenny Perry/Josh Teater: Renegade, by Styx
Kevin Streelman/Vaughn Taylor: Lean On Me, by Bill Withers
Kevin Tway/Kelly Kraft: 1942, by G-Eazy
Matt Every/K.H. Lee: Cloudburst, by Oasis
Michael Kim/C.T. Pan: Baby Shark, by Pinkfong
Nick Watney/Charley Hoffman: Uproar, by Lil Wayne
Padraig Harrington/Shane Lowry: I’m Shipping Up To Boston, by Dropkick Murphys
Roberto Castro/Cameron Tringale: Born On The Bayou, by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rod Pampling/John Senden: We Can’t Be Beaten, by Angry Anderson
Russell Henley/Ryan Blaum: High Hopes, by Panic! At The Disco
Russell Knox/Brian Stuard: Power, by Kanye West
Scott Langley/Jonathan Byrd: The Saints, by Andy Mineo
Scott Stallings/Trey Mullinax: Good Ol’ Boys (Dukes of Hazzard), by Waylon Jennings
Seamus Power/David Hearn: I’m Shipping Up To Boston, by Dropkick Murphys
Shawn Stefani/Bill Haas: Enter Sandman, by Metallica
Stephen Jaegar/J.T. Poston: Callin’ Baton Rouge, by Garth Brooks
Steve Stricker/Jerry Kelly: As Good As I Once Was, by Toby Keith
Tommy Fleetwood/Sergio Garcia: Radio Gaga, by Queen
Tony Finau/Kyle Stanley: City Life, by Rebelution
Troy Merritt/Robert Streb: Old Town Road, by Lil Nas X
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