Theegala & Hoge victorious at first attempt

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December 12, 2022
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Sahith Theegala and Tom Hoge closed with a 10-under 62 in four-ball format to reach 34-under. They become the first rookie team to win the QBE Shootout since Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele in 2011; Mark O’Meara/Curtis Strange won the inaugural event in 1989.

"It was an interesting day because I don't think either one of us played our best for 18 holes, but we kind of timed it right. I got off to some good starts to both nines and then Sahith kind of brought me home. You know, kind of the
ham and egg worked really well for us and holed the timely putts when we needed to, for sure," said Hoge.

Theegala added: "It means a lot, it's awesome. I think we got along really well out there. We're both pretty chill and pretty level headed and don't go to extreme either way and I think we just fed off each other's energy. We were talking about it, I think our games are just really good for like partnering in this format. Tom was striping his irons yesterday
and that was huge in alternate shot, he left me a lot of kick-ins for birdie, and I was able to get it down there a little bit further than I normally with my tee shots. It was just a good -- it just worked out great. And definitely a little bit ham and egg today, which is great.

"It was fun to be in contention. I don't care what you're playing for, it's always fun coming down the stretch there. I had a great week here this week. The weather's perfect, I wanted to come back so I was like, we've got to get a win so hopefully we can come back in the future.

"I got my PGA TOUR card last year and my only goal or expectation was to keep my PGA TOUR card. I've said it a lot, my dreams never really got past getting a PGA TOUR card, so I'd be lying if I said I didn't exceed my own expectations. I haven't really thought about it too much, I've just tried to let my momentum keep rolling and try and get better and enjoy the whole thing. It's been an unbelievable year and to cap it off this week with Tom is just a cherry on top. It's been a really good year and I'm very grateful for it."

Charley Hoffman and Ryan Palmer , who held the first- and second-round leads, were attempting to become the fifth wire-to-wire winners since Jason Day/Cameron Tringale in 2014 but both missed their birdie putts on the final hole and closed with a 65, finishing in second place at 33-under.

Harris English and Matt Kuchar were aiming to become the first team with four victories but instead secured a tournament-record seven top-five finishes by a team after closing with a 62 to finish third at 32-under.

Max Homa and Kevin Kisner closed with a 63 for a fourth place at 30-under, improving on their T5 finish last year.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2R3
1Hoge/ Theegala-34606062
2Hoffman/ Palmer-33566265
3English/ Kuchar-32606262
4Homa/ Kisner-30586563
T5Mullinax/ Stallings-27616662
T5Korda/ McCarthy-27606762
7Stricker/ Young-26626365
T8Harman/ Straka-25606962
T8Conners/ Lee-25586865
T10McNealy/ Thompson-24606765
T10Day/ Horschel-24616170
12Mitchell/ Spaun-23606964
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QBE Shootout 2022

Date: December 9th - 11th 2022

Location: Tiburón Golf Course, Naples, Florida

Purse: $3,800,000

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