pictured are PGA professionals Matt Kuchar (left) and Harris English '07
Baylor alum and PGA Tour golfer Harris English '07 teamed up with Matt Kuchar, who appears to be the perfect teammate, to win a third QBE Shootout on December 12.
The tournament, hosted by PGA legend Greg Norman and played at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., is one-of-a-kind competition featuring 24 of the world’s top professional golfers playing on two-man teams in a mixed-format of modified alternate shot, better ball, and scramble.
The duo won by a comfortable nine strokes over runners-up Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway and set three tournament records in the process. Their 37-under total sets a new tournament record, three strokes lower than the previous record at Tiburon Golf Club, also set by English/Kuchar in 2013. They also set the record for largest margin of victory by clearing the field by nine strokes. The previous record was seven (English/Kuchar in 2013). And with the win, English and Kuchar become the first team in tournament history to win the QBE Shootout three times, adding to their titles in 2013 and 2016.
Although the tournament's purse was impressive - English and Kuchar won nearly $450K each - the event also benefits several charities including CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the search for cures for children’s cancer by driving innovation, transcending research barriers and solving the field’s most challenging problems.
For more information about this year's QBE Shootout, complete leaderboard, and stories from the tournament, visit qbeshootout.com.