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2017 News Index

November 7, 2017

Twelve Teams Announced for QBE Shootout

NAPLES, Fla. (November 7, 2017) – Tournament Host Greg Norman announced today the 12 two-person teams for the QBE Shootout which returns to Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, December 6-10.

The 24-person field features 15 of the top 50 ranked players in the world who have amassed 14 victories in the past year. Eight past champions, including two winning teams, are also in the field and six players will be competing in the $3.3 million event for the first time.

Harris English and Matt Kuchar
Defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar will attempt to become the first team to win the QBE Shootout three times.
October 30, 2017

QBE Shootout Field Announced; 24 of the World’s Best Heading to Southwest Florida

NAPLES, Fla. (October 30, 2017) – Tournament host Greg Norman announced today the 24 players set to compete in the 2017 QBE Shootout, scheduled for December 6-10.

Fifteen of the top 50 players in the world will comprise this year’s field which includes Lexi Thompson, the highest ranked American player on the LPGA Tour at No.3, as well as defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar, who’s ranked No. 14 in the world on the men’s circuit.

Harris English, Greg Norman, Matt Kuchar
“Looking at this list of players for our 29th edition I can’t help but be excited about the prospects for this year’s tournament,” said Greg Norman.
October 16, 2017

Harris English & Matt Kuchar Set to Defend Title; LPGA Superstar Lexi Thompson Returning to Compete

NAPLES, Fla. (October 16, 2017) – One of the more dominant teams in QBE Shootout history will defend its title when the PGA TOUR’s longest-running Challenge Event returns December 6-10 to Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Resort, Naples.

In addition, Lexi Thompson, the highest-ranked American player on the LPGA Tour, is scheduled to make her second consecutive appearance, becoming the first female player in tournament history to play multiple times in the QBE Shootout.

Lexi Thompson
Thompson is ranked No. 3 in the world—the only American in the top-ten.
September 27, 2017

Naples And Marco Island, Florida Welcome Visitors October 1 With The Message ‘The Paradise Coast Is Clear’

Naples, Fla. (September 27, 2017) – The Florida Gulf Coast cities of Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City are welcoming visitors back after Hurricane Irma with the message ‘Florida’s Paradise Coast is Clear.’ Beaches, shops, restaurants and most hotels and attractions will be open for business the first week of October, with others opening soon after.

Paradise Coast
Beaches, shops, restaurants and most hotels and attractions will be open for business the first week of October, with others opening soon after.
May 16, 2017

QBE Shootout Announces Purse Increase and Broadcast Details

NAPLES, Fla. (May 16, 2017) – The QBE Shootout recently announced a purse increase, broadcast details and changes to field qualifying criteria for the 2017 event scheduled for December 6-10 at the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Resort, Naples.

QBE’s partnership will allow the Shootout to increase the tournament purse by $400,000 over the next three years. The 2016 purse was $3.1 million and will increase to $3.3 million this year, followed by a purse of $3.4 million in 2018 and in 2019 the 24-player field will compete for $3.5 million.

Harris English and Matt Kuchar
The QBE Shootout will also have a new broadcast partner and will return to a Sunday finish with the Golf Channel broadcasting all three competitive rounds.
April 11, 2017

Global Insurer QBE To Be Title Sponsor of Greg Norman’s PGA TOUR Event

NAPLES, Fla. (April 11, 2017) – QBE, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide, and tournament host Greg Norman, announced today an agreement in which QBE will become the title sponsor of Southwest Florida’s annual PGA TOUR Challenge Season stop, now titled the QBE Shootout.

The Shootout, which has been a mainstay on the TOUR for 28 years, will be held December 6-10 at the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. The PGA TOUR co-sanctioned event will continue to raise awareness and funds for a variety of worthy charitable causes.

Harris English and Matt Kuchar
Harris English and Matt Kuchar won the QBE Shootout last year by one stroke over Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly.