The golfing year will be slowly brought to a close over the next couple of weeks, and one of the events that signals the end to the competitive year for players in the QBE Shootout on the PGA Tour. But, which team should gamblers be looking at this year?
What Is The QBE Shootout?
The QBE Shootout is an unofficial money event, and has been typically used as an event over the last couple of seasons to bring a close to the season. The event previously took place during the off-season, but December has been the month that this event has always taken place. This PGA Tour event has been taking place at the Tiburon Golf Club in Florida since 2001, and that will once again be where it takes place this year.
The competition is spread across three days, with the teams of two competing in the first round first. This is also called the scramble, before the greensomes, of second round takes place on the second day. The final day of the event is called the better ball, with the lowest scoring partner keeping their score for their respective team.
Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd set the record for the event back in 1990, as they recorded a score of 182. The event has been dominated by American players. American pairings have won four of the five more recent events. America’s Kevin Tway and Slovenia’s Rory Sabbatini won the event in 2019. Sean O’Hair and Steve Sticker won the event in 2017, which was a second success for both players.
Leading Teams In Betting
There is a competitive betting market available with BetXChange for this exciting event that gets underway this weekend. The outright favourites for the event as present are Abraham Ancer and Matthew Wolff. That team are valued at 6.00 with BetXChange to win the event. Neither of the players in that pairing have won this event before. There could also be interest in Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson, who are valued at 7.00.
There is clear star quality in that partnership, and they will be among the teams that will be expecting to be among the last standing in the event. Harris English and Matt Kuchar are also valued at the same price in the betting, and they have proven experience in this competition, which will be seen as a benefit for gamblers. This partnership won the QBE Shootout back in 2013 and 2016. Gamblers will immediately be taken in by this partnership, as it has worked in the past, and could easily seal a third success for both players this year.
Speaking of previous winners, Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway could also be a popular pick in this year’s event, but they are valued pretty high to match the achievement that they recorded last season. They are prices at 16.00, which could be too high for some gamblers. Instead, the top three finish market could present better value, as the same team are valued at 3.10 with BetXChange.