Tournament News
Tournament News
Final Round Notes – Sunday, December 12, 2021
Weather Mostly sunny. High of 85. Wind NNW 6-12 mph
Format R1/Scramble, R2/Modified Alternate Shot, R3/Four-Ball
Second-Round Leaderboard
Jason Kokrak/Kevin Na59-64-60 — 183(-33)
Sam Burns/Billy Horschel61-62-61 — 184(-32)
Jason Day/Marc Leishman56-64-65 — 185(-31)
Harris English/Matt Kuchar57-66-62 — 185(-31)
Corey Conners/Graeme McDowell57-67-64 — 188(-28)
Max Homa/Kevin Kisner61-66-61 — 188(-28)
Sean O’Hair/Will Zalatoris62-65-63 — 190 (-26)
Charles Howell III/Ian Poulter61-68-63 — 192(-24)
Lexi Thompson/Bubba Watson59-66-68 — 193(-23)
Brian Harman/Hudson Swafford60-71-63 — 194(-22)
K.H. Lee/Brandt Snedeker62-68-65 — 195(-21)
Matt Jones/Ryan Palmer61-69-65 — 195(-21)
Kevin Na/Jason Kokrak (-33/1st)
  • Beginning the day three strokes off the lead, the team followed a bogey at No. 5 with nine straight birdies on Nos. 6-14 to close with a 12-under 60 and tie the tournament record in the four-ball format since moving to Tiburon Golf Club
  • The first seven of the nine straight birdies were on Na’s ball
  • The team’s 183 total falls a stroke short of the lowest 54-hole score in the event (Fred Couples/Raymond Floyd/1990, Matt Kuchar/Harris English/2013)
  • In his second QBE Shootout start last year, Na finished T2 with partner Sean O’Hair; Kokrak was making his second start in the event after finishing runner-up in 2019 with J.T Poston
  • Since the start of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR season, Kokrak has amassed three TOUR titles; 2020 THE CJ CUP @ SHADOW CREEK, 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge and 2021 Houston Open
  • On the strength of his fifth career TOUR title at the Sony Open in Hawaii in the 2020-21 season, Na comes off a career-highest third-place finish in the FedExCup
Miscellaneous Notes
  • The four-ball format was used in the final round at the QBE Shootout. In the format, both players on a team play their own ball. The lower score on each hole is the score for the hole
  • The first-time team of Billy Horschel and Sam Burns offset a lone bogey with 12 birdies to close with an 11-under 61; Horschel was seeking a first win in the event in his ninth start, while Burns was looking to become the 14th player to win in his first QBE Shootout start
  • Beginning the final round three strokes back in their bid to become the third team to successfully defend a QBE Shootout title, Matt Kuchar and Harris English made eight birdies and an eagle (par-5 17th) to close with a 10-under 62; by virtue of their third win in the event last year, the team holds the distinction of having collected the most team victories; (2013, 2016 and 2020); Kuchar was making his 11th start in the event, while English was playing for a seventh time; Kuchar/English was the only same-partner team to return this year
  • Beginning the day with a three-stroke lead, Australians Jason Day and Marc Leishman combined for five birdies and an eagle at the par-5 17th to close with a 7-under 65; after holing his second shot at the par-4 10th in round one, Leishman repeated the feat in round two at the par-4 seventh hole (96 yards); interestingly, Leishman (with Cameron Smith) also holed out for eagle in last year’s first and second rounds (par-5 sixth hole); Day was making his third QBE Shootout start; 2010/T5/Rory Sabbatini, 2014/1st/Cameron Tringale, 2021/Marc Leishman/T3; In his first QBE Shootout start last year, Leishman finished T8 with Smith
  • Kevin Kisner and Max Homa reeled off 11 birdies, including six straight on Nos. 13-18 to finish at 28- under 188; Kisner’s best finish in five QBE Shootouts is T4 in 2016 with Kevin Chappell; Homa was making his first start in the event this week
  • Six first-time QBE Shootout participants; Sam Burns, Max Homa, Matt Jones, K.H. Lee, Hudson Swafford and Will Zalatoris
  • Founded by World Golf Hall of Fame Member Greg Norman in 1989, this week’s QBE Shootout marked the 33rd edition of the event. Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples, FL has now hosted for 21 consecutive years