The British duo of Tyrrell Hatton and Danny Willett will partner in the 2021 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Both players have won only once in the U.S., but both took prestigious titles—Willett won the Masters in 2016 and Hatton won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2020.
However, both have won six times on international tours, and both have made European Ryder Cup teams.
Hatton played the Ryder Cup in 2018 and Willett in 2016. Last season, in addition to his win at Bay Hill, he posted nine top-25 and six top-10 finishes in only 11 tournaments played in the U.S. He finished seventh in the season-ending TOUR Championship to take seventh place overall in FedExCup standings. In his abbreviated career playing on the PGA Tour, Hatton has scored 20 top-10 finishes in only 76 starts since 2013. He has tied for fifth and sixth in The Open Championship, tied for sixth in the U.S. Open and tied for tenth twice in the PGA Championship.
Willett won the Masters in 2016 after tying for third in two World Golf Championships events that season. His best finish this season was an eighth in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. In addition to winning the Masters in 2016, he also collected three top-10 finishes in only nine starts on the PGA Tour that season. That year he also made the European Ryder Cup team, won all three of his matches in the Eurasia Cup and competed for Great Britain in the Olympics. Before turning pro, he won the English Amateur in 2007 and represented Great Britain and Ireland at the Walker Cup, which the American team won by only one point at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland. That American team included Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson and Kyle Stanley.
With the addition of Hatton, ranked 8th, the Zurich Classic field now includes half of the top 10 players in the world.
Hatton and Willett join several other high profile teams previously announced to play the 2021 Zurich Classic including:
Defending champion Jon Rahm, ranked 3rd in the world, with Ryan Palmer, ranked 26th.
Collin Morikawa, ranked 4th in the world, with Matthew Wolff, ranked 23rd.
Xander Schauffele, ranked 6th in the world, with Patrick Cantlay, ranked 10th.
Billy Horschel, ranked 17th in the world, with former LSU All-American Sam Burns.
Tony Finau, ranked 13th in the world with Cameron Champ.
The Zurich Classic is the only team tournament on the PGA TOUR season. Since launching the team format in 2017, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans has drawn some of the highest ranking fields for any regular-season tournament on the PGA TOUR.