Records fall as Matt Kuchar and Harris English win QBE Shootout for third time


NAPLES, Fla – Matt Kuchar and Harris English broke a bunch of their own QBE Shootout records in a wild victory Sunday at Tiburon Golf Club.

Kuchar and English became the first team to win the event three times, finished 37 under 179 to break the 34-under mark they set in 2013, and won by nine strokes to break their 2013 record. from seven.

“It’s laughable,” Kuchar said. “It’s hard to imagine how good the golf was. Funny, as a player you stay pretty much in the moment and don’t think too much about it.

Five strokes ahead of an 11-under-61 Saturday in modified alternate play, Kuchar and the English shot 60 in best ball play. English closed birdie-eagle-birdie.

“I didn’t want to think too much that we have a five-stroke lead today,” English said. “I kind of wanted to put in more work to see what we could do, trying to break the record.

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Also the 2016 winners, they had the eagle and 10 birdies in the final round.

“The show Harris put on at the last nine was just awesome,” Kuchar said. “I think he pulled me aside after 14 years and said, ‘I think we need two shots to establish the new mark. ′ I said, ‘We have four chances. ‘And he went ahead and went to shut it up. It was funny to watch. ”

Defending champions Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway were second at 28 under with rookies Lanto Griffin and Mackenzie Hughes and first-round leaders Kevin Na and Sean O’Hair.

Sabbatini and Tway shot 61, Griffin and Hughes 62, and Na and O’Hair 64.

Five other players have won the event three times: Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Brad Faxon, Scott McCarron and Kenny Perry.


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