QBE Shootout At a Glance
For the 20th consecutive year, the QBE Shootout is being staged at the Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, in Naples, Florida. The event calls for 24 individual players who compete as 12 two-man teams. The event is celebrating its 32nd year on the PGA Tour calendar and is the longest running PGA Tour-sanctioned post-season event.
Eight players will be competing for the first time in the QBE Shootout: Abraham Ancer, Lanto Griffin, Mackenzie Hughes, Marc Leishman, Sebastian Munoz, Joaquin Niemann, Louis Oosthuizen, and Cameron Smith.
Four teams, include defending champions Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway, are returning to compete together once again. Two-time winners Harris English and Matt Kuchar reunite this year for the first time since 2017. They won the Shootout in 2013 and 2016. The teams of Ryan Palmer and Harold Varner III, and Billy Horschel and Brendon Todd are together again. Both teams finished T-3 last year.
Eight of the 12 teams in this year’s Shootout will be together for the first time.
QBE Schedule of Events: (link)
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The Pairings and Tee Times for Friday:
9:00am - Rory Sabbatini & Kevin Tway vs. Sebastian Munoz & Joaquin Niemann
9:15am - Lanto Griffin & Mackenzie Hughes vs. Kevin Na & Sean O’Hair
9:30am - Billy Horschel & Brendon Todd vs. Ryan Palmer & Harold Varner III
9:45am - Harris English & Matt Kuchar vs. Marc Leishman & Cameron Smith
10:00am - Louis Oosthuizen & Bubba Watson vs. Daniel Berger & Steve Stricker
10:15am - Abraham Ancer & Matthew Wolff vs. Cameron Champ & Tony Finau
Method of Play Friday (Scramble) - Each player hits a drive on every hole and the best drive is selected. Each player then plays a second shot from the spot where the selected drive lays, and the best second shot is selected. This process is repeated until the hole is completed.
The formats for each competitive round was modified in 2014 and is Scramble (Friday), Modified Alternate Shot (Saturday) and Four Ball (Sunday).
What They’re Saying
Norman Enjoys Playing Tourney Host - (Naples)
Surprising Picks for 2020 QBE Shootout - (CBS Sports)
QBE Shootout: Much to be Thankful For but None of the Usual - (Naples)
Greg Norman’s Event Takes Aim at Pediatric Cancer (Golf com)
LPGA U.S. Open is This Week - (Yahoo Sports)
Betting on US. Open, and QBE Shootout - (Action Network)
Odds (provided by William Hill)
TV Coverage: Friday’s first round will be televised live by Golf Channel from 11am-3:00pm EST. … Saturday’s second round will be broadcast live on Golf Channel from 1:00-5:00pm EST and Sunday’s final round will be live on NBC from 12:00-2:00 p.m. but shifts to Golf Channel from 2:00-4:00pm EST.
Past Leaderboard - (link)
QBE History: (link)
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