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Final Round Notes – Sunday, December 13, 2020
Weather Partly cloudy with a high of 80. Wind S 5-10 mph.
Format R1/Scramble, R2/Modified Alternate Shot, R3/Four-Ball
Final-Round Leaderboard
Harris English/Matt Kuchar58-61-60—179(-37)
Rory Sabbatini/Kevin Tway59-68-61—188(-28)
Lanto Griffin/Mackenzie Hughes58-68-62—188(-28)
Kevin Na/Sean O’Hair56-68-64—188(-28)
Billy Horschel/Brendon Todd62-66-62—190(-26)
Cameron Champ/Tony Finau59-68-63—190(-26)
Louis Oosthuizen/Bubba Watson60-66-64—190(-26)
Marc Leishman/Cameron Smith62-67-62—191(-25)
Daniel Berger/Steve Stricker60-69-63—192(-24)
Ryan Palmer/Harold Varner III57-71-66—194(-22)
Abraham Ancer/Matthew Wolff62-69-64—195(-21)
Sebastian Muñoz/Joaquin Niemann61-69-68—198(-18)
Harris English/Matt Kuchar (1st/-37)
  • In the four-ball format, the team carded 10 birdies and an eagle at the par-5 17th to shoot a 12-under 60. The 37-under total sets a new tournament record, three strokes lower than the previous record at Tiburon Golf Club, also set by English/Kuchar (2013). They also set the record for largest margin of victory by clearing the field by nine strokes. The previous record was seven (English/Kuchar in 2013)
  • With the win, English and Kuchar become the first team in tournament history to win the QBE Shootout three times. Five players have tallied three victories in the tournament individually (Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Brad Faxon, Scott McCarron and Kenny Perry)
  • English and Kuchar competed as a team from 2013-17 at the QBE Shootout, earning two wins (2013/2016), two runner-up finishes and a T9 finish in five starts. Those five starts mark the only previous starts for English at the QBE Shootout, while Kuchar made four additional starts in 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010
  • The English/Kuchar duo was two strokes off the lead after the first round (scramble) but carded the low round of the day in the second (modified alternate shot) and final rounds (four-ball). The score of 12-under 60 on Sunday by English/Kuchar tied the lowest round in the four-ball format since moving to Tiburon Golf Club in 2001
  • With the win, the second-round lead/co-lead at the QBE Shootout has now been converted into victory 20 times in 32 editions of the tournament
  • Thus far this season, English has recorded four top-10s in six starts, highlighted by a solo-fourth finish at the U.S. Open. Kuchar has made four of six cuts this season with a top finish of T34 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
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
  • Three teams finished T2 at 28-under 188: defending champions Rory Sabbatini/Kevin Tway, Lanto Griffin/Mackenzie Hughes and Kevin Na/Sean O’Hair. Sabbatini and Tway were bidding to become the third team to successfully defend their QBE Shootout title: Brad Faxon/Scott McCarron (2000-01) and Jeff Sluman/Hank Kuehne (2003-04)
  • The tournament record in the four-ball format since moving to Tiburon Golf Club is 12-under 60 carded four times by Kevin Tway/Rory Sabbatini (2019), Viktor Hovland/Matthew Wolff (2019), Bubba Watson/Harold Varner III (2018) and Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker (2014). The 60 by English/Kuchar marks the fifth instance a 60 has been recorded in the format
  • Marc Leishman holed out for eagle for the second consecutive day at the par-5 sixth hole. He accomplished the same feat in Saturday’s modified alternate shot format alongside teammate Cameron Smith. Leishman also hit the hole at the par-3 16th but the ball bounced out
  • Twelve-time PGA TOUR winner Steve Stricker, competing this year with Daniel Berger, made his 12th start in the QBE Shootout, more than any other player in the field. The pair combined for a 63 on Sunday to finish ninth
  • Founded by World Golf Hall of Fame Member Greg Norman in 1989, this week’s QBE Shootout marked the 32nd edition of the event. Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples, Fla. hosted for a 20th consecutive year
  • Criteria for the 24-person field: Defending champions (playing as a team), top 12 players available from the 2018-19 FedExCup points list through the TOUR Championship, 10 special exemptions (a minimum of four to be selected from the top 40 on the PGA TOUR career money list)
Course Statistics
Toughest Hole Easiest Hole 
R1Par-3 16th (2.833) Par-5 first and par-5 17th (3.667)  
R2Par-4 18th (4.250)Par-5 17th (4.167)
R3Par-4 fourth (3.917) and 18th (3.917)Par-5 17th (3.833)
Scoring Averages
Front NineBack NineTotal
R129.75029.750 59.500