The QBE Shootout returns to Naples, Fla., for one of many extra enjoyable occasions of the golf season. This occasion dates again to 1989, and Greg Norman at all times has been the host of this group competitors. What most will bear in mind because the Shark Shootout is performed on the Tiburon Golf Membership on a Norman-designed course. The format for this three-day occasion is exclusive, with a scramble on Friday, modified alternate shot on Saturday and Fourball on Sunday.
The co-favorites at 5/1 are the groups of Bryson DeChambeau/Kevin Na and Cameron Champ/Kevin Kisner. DeChambeau is the highest-ranked participant collaborating right here and gained 4 occasions in 2018 and Na additionally acquired again within the winner’s circle at Greenbrier. If there have been odds on sluggish play, these two technical junkies may be the inverse as 1/5 favorites.
The performs: Billy Horschel/Brandt Snedeker (11/2)
An elite ballstriker (Horschel) and an elite putter (Snedeker) ought to make for a strong mixture. Horschel garnered two thirds on the Northern Belief and BMW Championship earlier than a season-best second on the Tour Championship. Snedeker acquired again within the winner’s circle on the Wyndham and likewise completed tied for second on the Safeway Open.
Tony Finau/Lexi Thompson (15/1)
They’re very a lot a long-shot duo, however they did end fourth right here final 12 months. Finau got here up in need of a win once more final week on the Hero World Problem with one other second-place end, however for the primary time in his profession he’s now a prime 10-ranked participant on this planet (at ninth). In the meantime, Thompson gained the CME Group Tour Championship on this very course simply three weeks in the past. This week’s setup can be round 700 yards longer than what she performed at that occasion however the format right here ought to assist mitigate the size drawback.