NAPLES, FL. (November 20, 2018) – It has been a successful month for several players scheduled to compete in the 2018 QBE Shootout, including a double-celebration on Sunday at the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship and PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic.
Lexi Thompson won the LPGA's season-ending event in Naples by four strokes on Sunday marking the sixth consecutive year that Thompson has won at least once, extending the longest such active streak on the LPGA. With the win, Thompson climbs to #5 in the world. In Sea Island, Georgia, Charles Howell III won for the first time in 11 years with a playoff victory and moved to #1 in the FedEx Cup standings. Both are scheduled to compete in the QBE Shootout in two weeks—Thompson with Tony Finau and Howell with Luke List.
PGA TOUR rookie Cameron Champ will replace Kevin Chappell, who had to withdraw due to injury. Champ’s season is off to a strong start with a win at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the end of October, a T10 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and a 6th place finish at the RSM Classic on Sunday. Champ, already being mentioned as the top candidate for Rookie of the Year on the PGA TOUR, will be paired with Kevin Kisner.
The week after Champ won, Bryson DeChambeau earned his fourth TOUR victory in 2018 with a win at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Ranked #5 in the world, he will be paired with Kevin Na in a couple weeks.
With these four individual titles, QBE Shootout participants have dominated the golf calendar on the PGA TOUR and LPGA as of late.
Tickets are currently on sale for the 30th anniversary of the QBE Shootout which will be held December 5 – 9 at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Prices start at $30 for grounds tickets. Popular hospitality venues, the Naples Beach Brew House and Greg Norman Estates Shark Club are available for $90 and $300, respectively.
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