Tournament host Greg Norman has announced the 12 two-person teams for the 2021 QBE Shootout. This year’s tournament will be held December 8 – 12, marking its 21st year at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
The 33rd edition of the Shootout will feature nine new teams competing for the $3.6 million purse. The three returning teams include defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar, a team that has claimed victory at the Shootout in 2013, 2016 and 2020; Ryan Palmer and Harold Varner III; as well as Sean O’Hair and Steve Stricker, the 2017 champions.
“Across the board, we are thrilled with the compelling teams and outstanding players heading to Naples and Tiburón Golf Club this year,” said Norman. “These dynamic duos of rising stars, PGA Tour winners and major champions are sure to create three exciting days of competition for the Southwest Florida community and our global television audience.”
The QBE Shootout will feature 11 of the top-50 ranked players in the Official World Golf Rankings, including Harris English (12), Sam Burns (18), Billy Horschel (21), Jason Kokrak (22), Kevin Na (29), Max Homa (33), Marc Leishman (35), Corey Conners (36), Kevin Kisner (37), Lee Westwood (38), and Ryan Palmer (41).
Golf Channel will broadcast Friday’s first round while the weekend coverage will be split between Golf Channel and NBC.
The QBE Shootout will once again feature a scramble format during the first round, a modified alternate shot format on Saturday, and a final-round better ball on Sunday.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer will continue to be the tournament’s primary charitable beneficiary. Since 1989, the Shootout has raised more than $15 million for charitable causes.
Title Sponsor: QBE Insurance
PGA Tour Debut: 1989
Dates: Dec. 8-12, 2021
Where: Naples, Fla.
Course: Tiburón Golf Club (Gold)
Format: Scramble, Alt Shot, Better Ball
Defending Champions: Harris English & Matt Kuchar
QBE Shootout: TV Schedule
Fri: 12-4 p.m. (GOLF)
Sat: 01-3 p.m. (GOLF)
Sat: 03-5 p.m. (NBC)
Sun: 12-2 p.m. (GOLF)
Sun: 02-4 p.m. (NBC)
QBE Shootout: Teams
1. Harris English (12), Matt Kuchar (99)
2. Lexi Thompson (N/A), Bubba Watson (72)
3. Jason Day (96), Marc Leishman (35)
4. Sam Burns (18), Billy Horschel (21)
5. Jason Kokrak (23), Kevin Na (29)
6. Ian Poulter (55), Lee Westwood (38)
7. Max Homa (33), Kevin Kisner (37)
8. Brian Harman (54), Hudson Swafford (146)
9. Ryan Palmer (41), Harold Varner III (83)
10. Sean O’Hair (436), Steve Stricker (348)
11. Corey Conners (36), Graeme McDowell (277)
12. K.H. Lee (61), Brandt Snedeker (189)
Official World Golf Rankings in parenthesis.