2021 QBE Shootout Power Rankings: Top Picks to Win at Tiburon Golf Club

Published 12/07/2021, 9:30 AM EST
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QBE Shootout is a team event that is played during the off-season since 1989. Initially, the tournament was contested in November between the seasons. However, since the introduction of FedExCup in 2007, it has moved to December. Even though it is organized every year on the PGA Tour, it is still an unofficial money event.

The 2021 OBE Shootout is all set to begin on 10th December at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. Meanwhile, there are around twelve two-person teams who compete in this 54 hole event. And there are a few prominent names in the field who will be hopeful of having a good round.

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QBE Shootout power rankings

QBE Shootout has a unique format. The first round of the event is a scramble, the second round will have a modified alternate shot, and the final round a four-ball competition. Hence, it will be interesting to see how do players adapt to these formats and perform.

5. Max Homa and Kevin Kisner

Kevin Kisner has been competing in this event for a few years now. Moreover, he has a good experience of competing in this event. This year he has Max Homa, who is also his fourth teammate in five editions. So this pair has a good chance of finishing this event on a high.

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4. Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood

This British pairing is probably the most experienced in the whole field. These two have competed in this event once before and finished third in 2013. Moreover, Poulter has been in a good rhythm and is hopeful of carrying to this season as well.

3. Sam Burns and Billy Horschel

This dynamic duo is probably one of the most favorite pairings to lift the trophy this week. Even though Sam Burns will be competing in this event for the first time, he has enough skills to partner with the experienced Horschel, who has been competing in this event since 2013.  

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2. Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na

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This is probably the most underrated duo of the event. Their combination can prove deadly, as individually they are top players, and combining them will be incredible to see. Hence, players need to be wary of this pairing.

1. Harris English and Matt Kuchar

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Harris and Kuchar are the defending champions of this event are the masters of this format of play. They have won this event thrice in 2013, 2016, and 2020. Moreover, they even finished as the runner-ups twice in 2014 and 2015. Hence, as the 2021 edition begins, this pairing is once again the absolute favorite to lift the trophy.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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