With practice rounds out of the way, participants in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get in a leisurely final round of golf Wednesday before the $7 million PGA Tour event begins Thursday.

Two pro-ams will be played Wednesday with the Classic Pro-Am at TPC Louisiana, the tournament site in Avondale, and the L’Auberge Pro-Am of Baton Rouge at University Club.

The Baton Rouge pro-am, which begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, will have 10 pros joining eight local celebrities to play a scramble with four amateurs in an event that benefits area charities.

Pros participating in Baton Rouge are Andrew Loupe, Ben Taylor, Zach Wright, Chris DiMarco, D.J. Trahan, Darron Stiles, Marc Turnesa, Bobby Wyatt, Andrew Landry and Rhein Gibson. Loupe, Taylor and Wright are former LSU stars.

Celebrities set to play are Johnny Jones, Tessa Teachman, Will Clark, Alan Risher, Donnie Jones, Drew Alleman, Kurt Ainsworth and Chris Blair.

Louisiana connections

Seven players with ties to the state are in the 156-man Zurich Classic field.

The group includes five former LSU players — Loupe, Taylor, Wright, David Toms and Smylie Kaufman. Toms will be making his 23rd appearance in New Orleans, while it’s the first for Kaufman, who played in the final group at the Masters earlier this month.

The others are former Tulane golfer Michael Thompson and Lafayette native Tim Yelverton, who earned a spot in the tournament as the Gulf States PGA Section champion.

PGA Tour Live

PGATour.com’s weekly tournament coverage includes two featured groups each day.

Thursday, they’ll have Jason Day, Danny Lee and Steve Stricker, followed by Rickie Fowler, Jason Bohn and Ben Crane.

Friday’s featured groups include former Toms and Kaufman along with Charley Hoffman, last week’s winner in San Antonio.

The other featured group Friday has defending champion Justin Rose playing with former Zurich winners Billy Horschel and K.J. Choi.

Day, Lee and Stricker tee off at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, followed by Fowler, Bohn and Crane. The group of Toms, Kaufman and Hoffman also tee off at 7:40 a.m. Friday, followed 10 minutes later by Rose, Horschel and Choi.

Coming and going

There were three changes to the field on Tuesday.

Getting in were Cameron Beckman, Michael Bradley and Frank Lickliter II. They replaced Jonathan Byrd, Colt Knost and Will MacKenzie.

Wright replaced Jason Dufner, a former Zurich Classic champion who withdrew Monday.

Volunteer Challenge set

Zurich Classic fans can vote for their favorite tournament volunteer in the PGA Tour Volunteer Challenge, a competition that raises funds for non-profit organizations while recognizing Tour volunteers.

Fan can vote online at PGATour.com/volunteers through Saturday. The volunteer with the most votes will get to present a $10,000 check to a local charity from a list provided by the tournament.

First Tee participants paired

First Tee participants Carlo Carino, Angelica Harris and Caitlin Bernard will be paired with and play alongside a PGA Tour pro Wednesday during the Classic Pro-Am at TPC Louisiana.

Approximately 20 First Tee members will also caddy during the Pro-Am event on the ninth hole.

Advocate sportswriter Scott Rabalais contributed to this report.