QBE Shootout Winners and History
Better known as the Shark Shootout, The QBE Shootout is a “Silly Season” team golf event hosted by Greg Norman annually in Naples, Florida. Originally held after the last money tournament of the season, it part of the beginning of the PGA Tour’s wraparound season.
It’s still the silly season.
The Shootout is a team stroke play event held over three days and 54 holes.
The first round is a scramble, where each player tees off, and the team decides which shot was better. The second is played from that ball, and so on. It’s the classic golf outing scramble format.
The second round is played in the Greensomes (Scotch Foursomes) format. Both players tee off, the better ball is chosen, and then alternate shots are used to complete the hole.
The final round is Four Ball (better ball, best ball). Each player plays his own ball from tee to green, and the lower score of the two on the team is used.
The event benefits Curesearch For Children’s Cancer.
QBE became name sponsor in 2017, following a six year run as the Franklin Templeton Shootout. QBE is an Australian insurance group.
Past QBE Shootout Winners are below:
|Year||Winners||Score||To par||Margin of|
|2021||Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na||183||-33||1 stroke|
|2020||Harris English (3) and Matt Kuchar (3)||179||−37||9 strokes|
|2019||Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway||185||−31||2 strokes|
|2018||Brian Harman and Patton Kizzire||186||−30||1 stroke|
|2017||Sean O’Hair (2) and Steve Stricker (2)||190||−26||2 strokes|
|Franklin Templeton Shootout|
|2016||Harris English (2) and Matt Kuchar (2)||188||−28||1 stroke|
|2015||Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker||186||−30||2 strokes|
|2014||Jason Day and Cameron Tringale||184||−32||1 stroke|
|2013||Harris English and Matt Kuchar||182||−34||7 strokes|
|2012||Sean O’Hair and Kenny Perry (3)||185||−31||1 stroke|
|2011||Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele||184||−32||3 strokes|
|2010||Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter||186||−30||2 strokes|
|2009||Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker||190||−26||1 stroke|
|Merrill Lynch Shootout|
|2008||Scott Hoch and Kenny Perry (2)||185||−31||2 strokes|
|2007||Woody Austin and Mark Calcavecchia (2)||187||−29||1 stroke|
|2006||Jerry Kelly and Rod Pampling||185||−31||Playoff|
|Franklin Templeton Shootout|
|2005||John Huston and Kenny Perry||186||−30||1 stroke|
|2004||Hank Kuehne (2) and Jeff Sluman (2)||187||−29||2 strokes|
|2003||Hank Kuehne and Jeff Sluman||193||−23||Playoff|
|2002||Lee Janzen and Rocco Mediate||185||−31||1 stroke|
|2001||Brad Faxon (3) and Scott McCarron (3)||183||−33||2 strokes|
|2000||Brad Faxon (2) and Scott McCarron (2)||190||−26||Playoff|
|Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout|
|1999||Fred Couples (3) and David Duval||184||−32||6 strokes|
|1998||Steve Elkington and Greg Norman||189||−27||Playoff|
|1997||Bruce Lietzke and Scott McCarron||186||−30||2 strokes|
|1996||Jay Haas and Tom Kite (2)||187||−29||2 strokes|
|1995||Mark Calcavecchia and Steve Elkington (2)||184||−32||1 stroke|
|Franklin Funds Shark Shootout|
|1994||Fred Couples (2) and Brad Faxon||190||−26||2 strokes|
|1993||Steve Elkington and Raymond Floyd (2)||188||−28||1 stroke|
|1992||Tom Kite and Davis Love III||191||−25||1 stroke|
|Shark Shootout benefiting RMCC|
|1991||Tom Purtzer and Lanny Wadkins||189||−27||4 strokes|
|1990||Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd||182||−34||5 strokes|
|1989||Mark O’Meara and Curtis Strange||190||−26||6 strokes|