QBE Shootout Odds: Team Event Concludes 2020 PGA Tour Schedule

Posted By FairwayJay on December 6, 2020 - Last Updated on December 7, 2020
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The PGA Tour concludes the calendar year with the 32nd QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida. The three-day tournament is a 54-hole best ball two-man event with 12 teams. The event is held at the Tiburon Golf Club Gold Course. Here is a look at the 2020 QBE Shootout odds.

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QBE Shootout odds

Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway won at 14/1 odds last year as the ninth favorites in the field. Here are QBE Shootout odds for the 2020 tournament.

Outright winners

Ancer/Wolff
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+600
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+550
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+600
Champ/Finau
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+600
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+600
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+650
English/Kuchar
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+650
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+650
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+700
Horschel/Todd
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+700
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+750
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+800
Oosthuizen/Watson
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+750
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+750
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+650
Leishman/Smith
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+800
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+700
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+800
Munoz/Niemann
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+800
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+700
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+750
Berger/Stricker
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+1000
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+1100
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+1100
Griffin/Hughes
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+1200
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+1200
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+1100
Palmer/Varner III
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+1200
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+1200
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+1100
Sabbatini/Tway
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+2000
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+1800
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+1600
Na/O'Hair
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+2500
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+2900
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+2800

QBE Shootout field

The 24 players qualify either via their ranking in the final FedExCup standings, or by special exemption:

  • The defending champions, playing as a team
  • The top 12 available PGA TOUR players from the FedExCup Points List through the Tour Championship.
  • 10 special exemptions
  1. Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway (defending champions)
  2. Abraham Ancer and Matthew Wolff
  3. Daniel Berger and Steve Stricker
  4. Cameron Champ and Tony Finau
  5. Harris English and Matt Kuchar
  6. Lanto Griffin and Mackenzie Hughes
  7. Billy Horschel and Brendon Todd
  8. Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith
  9. Sebastian Munoz and Joaquin Niemann
  10. Kevin Na and Sean O’Hair
  11. Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson
  12. Ryan Palmer and Harold Varner III

Seven of the 24 participants finished inside the top-25 at last month’s Masters Tournament.

Returning teams include defending champions Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway; Harris English and Matt Kuchar, a team that claimed victory at the Shootout in 2013 and 2016; Ryan Palmer and Harold Varner III as well as Billy Horschel and Brendon Todd; both teams finished T3 last year.

  • Harris English and Matt Kuchar return for the first time since 2017 and partner for the sixth time in the event. Wins in 2013 and 2016 along with runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015 make these partners the most successful pairing in Shootout history. The duo also holds the tournament record for largest margin of victory, which was seven strokes when they won in 2013.
  • Rory Sabbatini is playing in his eleventh Shootout
  • Louis Oosthuizen is playing in his first Shootout
  • Daniel Berger and Steve Stricker are paired together for the first time.
  • Cameron Champ – Tony Finau are two of the longest hitters on Tour and pair together for the first time.
  • Young guns Sebastian Muñoz (Colombia)- Joaquin Niemann (Chile) are both rookies in the Shootut and the first Latin American team in Shootout history.
  • Marc Leishman – Cameron Smith are an Australian duo and rookie team in the Shootout.
  • Abraham Ancer – Matthew Wolff boast the highest combined world ranking in the field with Ancer making his Shootout debut and Wolff his second appearance after finishing sixth last year.
  • Billy Horschel – Brendon Todd finished T3 in last year’s Shootout and Horschel is making his eighth consecutive appearance.
  • Ryan Palmer – Harold Varner III finished T3 last year and both are making their third start in the Shootout.

QBE Shootout format

First Round: Scramble

Each player hits a drive on every hole and the best drive is selected. Each player then plays a second shot from the spot where the selected drive lays, and the best second shot is selected. This process is repeated until the hole is completed.

Second Round: Modified Alternate Shot

Each player hits a drive on every hole and one drive is selected. The player whose drive is NOT selected hits the second shot, and they alternate shots until the ball is holed.

Third/Final Round: Four-ball

Each player plays through every hole using their own ball. The player whose score is the lowest on each hole will be the team score for that hole.

Course and tournament info

  • Course: Tiburon Golf Course (Gold Course)
  • Location: Naples, FL
  • Date: Dec. 11-13, 2020
  • Par: 72 / Yardage 7,382
  • Purse: $3.6 Million / Winner $435,000 each
  • Fairways/Rough: Bermudagrass (Celebration) – No Rough
  • Greens: Bermudagrass (TifEagle)
  • TV: Golf Channel and NBC (San & Sun)
  • Twitter: @TiburonNaples

Designed by Greg Norman in 1998, the Tiburon Golf Course at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort is unique and surrounded by a pristine natural setting. Tiburon is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Water comes into play on 13 holes and there are 50 sand bunkers. All greenside bunkers have been reconditioned and reconstructed with stacked sod bunker walls. There are coquina shell waste bunkers in the absence of conventional rough.

Maintained native areas include bahiagrass, muhly grass, fountain grass, roomsedge grass, sawgrass and cordgrass.

This is not a golf course for the big hitters, and a little experience goes a long way. The key is that in two of the three rounds, there’s the opportunity to have two players putting. That’s what sets up very low scoring and winning scores near 30-under par.

Key stats

Over their last 24 rounds, Billy Horschel and Lanto Griffin rank tops in this field in Strokes Gained: Putting according to Fantasy National data base. The best combined team putting over the past 24 rounds on Tour is Harris English and Matt Kuchar along with Billy Horschel and Brendon Todd. English ranks highest in this field in putting on bermudagrass over his last 24 rounds with Brendon Todd and Billy Horschel next.

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