The QBE Shootout had to deal with a rainy and soggy final round at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., but it wasn’t enough to slow down Brian Harman and Patton Kizzire. Here’s what you missed on Sunday.
The format: The field consisted of 24 players on 12 two-person teams. The 54-hole event was a scramble for the first round, a modified alternate shot for the second round and a four-ball for Sunday’s final round.
Who won: Brian Harman and Patton Kizzire (11-under 61, 30 under overall)
How it happened: Three teams shared the 36-hole lead, but Kizzire and Harman were alone at the top when Kizzire rolled in a mid-range eagle putt on the 17th. In the group ahead, Graeme McDowell had a chance to give him and Emiliano Grillo a share of the lead, but McDowell lipped out his birdie try on 18. Harman made an easy two-putt par on the 18th to secure the one-stroke victory.
Why it matters: It’s Kizzire’s first victory since the 2018 Sony Open in January. His first Tour victory came at the OHL Classic two months before that. Harman last won at the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship.
Best shot: Easy pick here. Right, Gary Woodland?
Best closing round: Harold Varner III and Bubba Watson were the only team to shoot 60 on Sunday. They finished 6th at 27 under.
Notables: The only co-ed team, Tony Finau and Lexi Thompson, closed with a 65 and finished 7th.
Best left-handed shot by a right-handed player: Gotta love this creativity from Bryson.
Up next: The PNC Father/Son Challenge is next weekend at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The Tour gets back into the swing of things with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Jan. 3-6.