QBE Shootout R3

Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na rally from 3-shot deficit

QBE Shootout 2021 R3
December 10-12
Tiburón Golf Course, Naples, Florida
$3,600,000
Round 1, Round 2

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Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na birdied twelve of their last thirteen holes to close with a 12-under 60 on Sunday and win the QBE Shootout.


QBE Shootout 2021 R3

They started the day three shots behind overnight leaders Marc Leishman and Jason Day and made one birdie and one bogey over the first five holes before a run of nine consecutive birdies, seven by Na, then making three more to close their round.

!We got off to a slow start, we needed something going and I started making some putts and hit some really good shots in there and it was just one after another after another and I just kept going,” said Na. “That chip-in on 9 was huge. I think that was a tough hole to birdie and for me to chip it in, I felt like we really gained one there. I think I made seven in a row and the eighth one I was in there close and he finally made one. On the back nine he told me — I said, Hey, when are you going to show up? He said, I’ll be there when you really need me, and he really showed up when I needed him.”


QBE Shootout 2021 R3

“I was a little out of sorts hitting the ball right and the ball wasn’t drawing back like normal, and I was just going through my checklist of stuff that I need to do in my golf swing that I work on with Drew [Steckel],” said Kokrak0 “I was just getting a little bit up and underneath and I started staying behind it and hitting the ball really nice. Coming through, made a couple nice putts and nice two-putt birdie on the par 5. We ham-and-egged it. I leaned on him all on the front nine. He told me on nine he was going to hoop it after he missed the green and he sure did, it was right in the middle. It was pretty impressive stuff to watch that and kind of inspired me a little bit to get the train going. I made a couple myself.”


QBE Shootout 2021 R3

Leishman and Day remained bogey-free and made eagle the par-5 17th but couldn’t keep up with the birdies and closed with a 65 for a share of third place alongside defending champions Matt Kuchar and Harris English.

“I mean, just a little bit off, I think,” said Leishman. “Just cold putters. But Kevin and Jason, they played some unbelievable golf. I don’t even know what we shot. We just left too many shots out there and just couldn’t get it going. In four-ball you have to see those putts drop in and we weren’t able to do that.

“We still had a fun week. It was enjoyable to be out there playing in front of crowds in a format that we enjoy. Yes, we’re disappointed that we didn’t win, but at the end of the day we still had a good time and did as good as we could and wasn’t quite good enough.”


QBE Shootout 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
Total
R1
R2
R3
1
Na/ Kokrak
-33
59
64
60
2
Horschel/ Burns
-32
61
62
61
T3
Kuchar/ English
-31
57
66
62
T3
Leishman/ Day
-31
56
64
65
T5
Kisner/ Homa
-28
61
66
61
T5
McDowell/ Conners
-28
57
67
64
7
Zalatoris/ O’Hair
-26
62
65
63
8
Poulter/ Howell III
-24
61
68
63
9
Watson/ Thompson
-23
59
66
68
10
Swafford/ Harman
-22
60
71
63
T11
Palmer/ Jones
-21
61
69
65
T11
Snedeker/ Lee
-21
62
68
65
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