QBE Shootout R1

Jason Day and Marc Leishman take 1-shot lead in Florida

QBE Shootout 2021 R1
December 10-12
Tiburón Golf Course, Naples, Florida
$3,600,000
Round 2, Round 3

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Australians Jason Day and Marc Leishman took the opening lead in the QBE Shootout, in scramble format for the first round, producing two eagles and twelve birdies to close with a bogey free 16-under.

“I think we combined really well,” said Leishman. “I drove it reasonably well most of the day, but when I was off the fairway Jase hit good tee shots, and I was putting first after the first hole and when I missed, he made, so it was — yeah, I mean, like I said, we combined well. We get along very well and it was just nice to get off to a good start in this sort of event.


QBE Shootout 2021 R1

LPGA Tour player Lexi Thompson, playing with Bubba Watson, is tied in fourth place at 14-under.

“I think we did great about ham-and-egging it out there,” said Thompson. “I made a few birdies on the front and then he came through on the back, hitting on the drivable hole to about 10 feet and then making a 2 on his own ball. That’s all great with scramble and just working as a team. It was just a lot of fun. I enjoyed watching him play for the first time in person, so I’m looking forward to the next two days with him.”


QBE Shootout 2021 R1

QBE Shootout 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
Total
R1
1
Leishman/ Day
-16
56
T2
McDowell/ Conners
-15
57
T2
Kuchar/ English
-15
57
T4
Na/ Kokrak
-13
59
T4
Watson/ Thompson
-13
59
6
Swafford/ Harman
-12
60
T7
Palmer/ Jones
-11
61
T7
Kisner/ Homa
-11
61
T7
Poulter/ Howell III
-11
61
T7
Horschel/ Burns
-11
61
T11
Zalatoris/ O’Hair
-10
62
T11
Snedeker/ Lee
-10
62
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