QBE Shootout R3

Matt Kuchar and Harris English win third title in Florida

December 11-12
Tiburón Golf Course, Naples, Florida
$3,600,000
Round 1, Round 2




Matt Kuchar and Harris English fired ten birdies and an eagle at the 17th to close with a final round 60 in better-ball format at Tiburón Golf Club.


“It’s hard to fathom just how good of golf that was,” said Kuchar. “It’s funny, as a player you stay in the moment pretty well and don’t think too much about it.”

“The show Harris put on on the back nine was just awesome. I think he pulled me aside after 14 and said, ‘I think we need two shots to set the new mark.′ I said,We’ve got four chances.′ And he went ahead and went birdie-eagle-birdie to close it out. It was fun to watch.”



They are the first team to win the tournament three times finishing at 37-under 179 winning by nine strokes, beating their record of seven and beating the mark of 34 they set in 2013.

“I didn’t want to put too much thought into us having a five-shot lead coming in today,” said English. “I kind of wanted to put more into seeing what we could do, trying to break the record.”


Five other players have won the Shootout three times, Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Brad Faxon, Scott McCarron and Kenny Perry.

Defending champions Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway played nine birdies and an eagle to close with a 61 and finish tied for second place at 28-under.





Alongside them are rookies Lanto Griffin and Mackenzie Hughes, eight birdies and an eagle at the 14th to close with a 62; as well as Kevin Na and Sean O’Hair who fired eight birdies for a 64.




Pos.
Players
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
English/Kuchar
-37
58
61
60
179
T2
Griffin/Hughes
-28
58
68
62
188
T2
Na/O’Hair
-28
56
68
64
188
T2
Sabbatini/Tway
-28
59
68
61
188
T5
Champ/Finau
-26
59
68
63
190
T5
Horschel/Todd
-26
62
66
62
190
T5
Oosthuizen/Watson
-26
60
66
64
190
8
Leishman/Smith
-25
62
67
62
191
9
Berger/Stricker
-24
60
69
63
192
10
Palmer/Varner III
-22
57
71
66
194
11
Ancer/Wolff
-21
62
69
64
195
12
Munoz/Niemann
-18
61
69
68
198
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