QBE Shootout Field Announced
NAPLES, FL. (November 2, 2022) – Tournament officials announced today the 24 players who will compete in the 2022 QBE Shootout. The tournament will be held December 7-11 and will celebrate its 22nd year at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
For the first time in QBE Shootout history, the field will include two LPGA players — Lexi Thompson, #7 in the world and Nelly Korda, the 4th ranked player in the world. Thompson has competed in the Shootout five times since 2016. Her best finish is a T4 with Tony Finau in 2017. Korda will be playing for the first time.
“QBE is proud to be sponsoring the QBE Shootout again this year, and we are thrilled with the field announced today,” said QBE North America CEO, Todd Jones. “The quality of the players competing makes for an exciting event, and I am particularly pleased that two LGPA stars – Lexi Thompson and Nelly Korda – will join the field in Naples.”
This year’s field will also feature five of the top 30 and ten of the top 50 ranked players in the world including No. 16 Billy Horschel, No. 17 and PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Cameron Young, No. 18 Max Homa, No. 27 Sepp Straka, No. 29 Kevin Kisner, No. 30 Corey Conners, No. 33 Tom Hoge, No. 35 K.H. Lee, No. 38 Brian Harman, and No. 50 Harris English. Conners, Lee, Homa, Horschel, Kisner and Young also competed in the 2022 Presidents Cup.
Seven players competing for the Shootout’s $3.8 million purse combined for eight victories during the 2021-22 season and the recent start of the 2022-23 season. Homa won twice during that stretch, including successfully defending his Fortinet Championship title in September. Hoge, Horschel, Lee, Trey Mullinax, J.J. Spaun and Straka were also PGA TOUR winners.
Steve Stricker has won four times this season on the PGA TOUR Champions circuit.
Collectively, the 24 players have accumulated 73 career PGA TOUR victories and 18 LPGA titles.
Several QBE Shootout veterans are set to return including two-time winner Stricker, Charley Hoffman, Ryan Palmer, three-time Shootout champion Matt Kuchar and former world #1 and Major Champion Jason Day.
There are 11 players competing in the Shootout for the first time including Hoge, Korda, Denny McCarthy, Maverick McNealy, Keith Mitchell, Mullinax, Spaun, Straka, Scott Stallings, Sahith Theegala, and Young.
“We are thrilled to welcome such a wonderful collection of PGA TOUR and LPGA stars to Southwest Florida as we prepare for the 34th edition of the QBE Shootout,” Tournament Director Rob Hartman said. “This year’s tournament will have a special mission as we collectively help to rebuild the local community in the wake of Hurricane Ian. In addition to our traditional giving, all proceeds from QBE Shootout ticket sales will benefit local hurricane relief efforts.”
Golf Channel will broadcast Friday’s first round competition live from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. Over the weekend, the final two rounds will feature live coverage on both Golf Channel and NBC. Saturday’s coverage will begin from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel, then switching to NBC from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. The final round will air on Golf Channel from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and on NBC from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Following Saturday’s final round, the Live Fest Music Concert will once again be held on the Tiburon Driving Range from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. This year’s lineup includes .38 Special, Jake Owen and Brad Paisley. Tickets are available at LiveFest.com.
The QBE Shootout will once again feature a scramble format during the first round, a modified alternate shot format on Saturday and a final-round better ball on Sunday. CureSearch for Children’s Cancer will continue to be the tournament’s primary charitable beneficiary. Since 1989, the Shootout has raised more than $15 million for charitable causes.
For the latest QBE Shootout news and information, visit the official tournament website at qbeshootout.com, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/qbeshootout and follow us on Instagram @QBEshootout.
Corey Conners Denny McCarthy
Jason Day Maverick McNealy
Harris English Keith Mitchell
Brian Harman Trey Mullinax
Charley Hoffman Ryan Palmer
Tom Hoge J.J. Spaun
Max Homa Scott Stallings
Billy Horschel Sepp Straka
Kevin Kisner Steve Stricker
Nelly Korda Sahith Theegala
Matt Kuchar Lexi Thompson
K.H. Lee Cameron Young
About QBE—Proud Sponsors of the QBE Shootout
QBE North America is a global insurance leader helping customers solve unique risks, so they can stay focused on their future. Part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, QBE North America reported Gross Written Premiums in 2021 of $6.3 billion. QBE Insurance Group’s results can be found at qbe.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 27 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business primarily through its insurance company subsidiaries. The actual terms and conditions of any insurance coverage are subject to the language of the policies as issued. QBE insurance companies are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best and “A+” by Standard & Poor’s. Additional information can be found at qbe.com/us.
About Live Fest
Live Fest was founded in 2019 by Naples native and Tiburon Resident, Steve Hagenbuckle. Steve’s passion for music and giving back to the Southwest Florida community led him to collaborating with Wasserman Events to create Naples’ premier music experience. Live Fest prides itself on delivering first class music performances while raising awareness and funds for charity.
About PGA TOUR
By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 29 countries and territories. The PGA TOUR has long-term domestic distribution 2 partnerships for broadcast coverage on CBS, NBC and Golf Channel and video streaming service on ESPN+. Internationally, PGA TOUR coverage is available across 200+ countries and territories in 27 languages via 43 local broadcast partners, in addition to the digital streaming service platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated more than $3.37 billion. Fans can follow the PGA TOUR on PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, on the PGA TOUR app and on social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram (in Facebook, Spanish, Korean and Japanese), LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter (in English and Spanish), WeChat, Weibo, Toutiao, Douyin and LINE.
QBE Shootout, Media Director