One of the most unique events on the PGA Tour will take place this weekend, as the QBE Shootout is the big action. This weekend’s event will be staged at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, and it will pit pairs of golfers against one another. In total 24 players will make up the field, with each team consisting of two players. You can find the latest odds and picks for the QBE Shootout here.
There is a lot of quality in the field of the QBE Shootout this weekend, and cases can be made for many. However, the team of Harris English and Matt Kuchar currently lead the betting, as they are a 5/1 chance.
Meanwhile, Billy Horschell and Jason Day are the second choice, and they are available at 11/2. The betting is ultra-competitive at BetXchange, and that is evident by the fact that the teams of Harman/Straka, Theegala/Hoge, Kisner/Horma, and Conners/Lee are all also available at under 10/1.
The QBE Championship works slightly differently to many of the other events on the PGA Tour, as it pits teams of two against one another. A total of twelve teams will be involved, with a total of 54 holes played. The first day will see teams play scramble, before Saturday is a modified alternate shot. Meanwhile, the final day will see teams in action in four-ball action.
This will be a historic edition of the event, as it will be the first time that two LPGA Tour players will be in action. Nelly Korda is the second-highest ranked player in the world, and she will be playing with Denny McCarthy, while Lexi Thompson will be playing alongside Maverick McNealy.
The tournament record score was set last year, as Kevin Na and Jason Kokrak finished with a par score of -37. However, the aggregate best was set by Harris English and Matt Kuchar, as they hit a 179 when winning in 2020.
Typically, the defending champions would head the betting for the QBE Shootout, but that will be different this year. The reason for that is down to the fact that both Na and Kokrak are now involved in the controversial LIV Tour. Therefore, it is little surprise to see the team of English and Kuchar heading the betting. The pair won this event in 2020 with a tournament record aggregate score, and that was the third time that both players had claimed victory in the event.
The stars won the 2020 event by a record nine stroke, as they held off the field in impressive fashion. Jason Day also has a solid record at this event, as he previously won the competition in 2014 when playing alongside Cameron Tringale. His partner Billy Horschel is yet to win the event, but he did finish just a shot shy of the lead 12 months ago when playing alongside Sam Burns.
QBE Shootout Prediction
It looks set to be another engaging weekend of action in Florida for the QBE Shootout, but we could see a very familiar winner of the event for 2022. We think that the experience boasted by Matt Kuchar and Harris English could be crucial in this unique event.