QBE 2021 shootout: betting odds and best bet for Tiburon Golf Club
Tiger Woods grabbed the headlines all week in the Bahamas, but Viktor Hovland continued to take care of the hardware.
The Norwegian continued his victory in Mayakoba by coming from behind on Sunday to win the Hero World Challenge. The trophy seemed almost guaranteed by new entry Collin Morikawa, but his mind must have been elsewhere during the final round as he faltered and Hovland climbed into the elite to register his second victory this fall.
As for the picks, Justin Thomas and Justin Rose were also inspired in the final round and the former was able to secure us a T-5 with a 64.
The final stop on the unofficial vacation tour takes us to the QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida. The Greg Norman-designed gold course at the Tiburon Golf Club is once again the host. If you remember last year, this was a three-day event starting on Friday and involving just 12 two-person teams. The first round is a scramble, the second a modified alternate shot and the last round will be four balls.
According to SI Sportsbook, the favorites are dynamic duo Sam Burns and Billy Horschel who have enjoyed superb years on the PGA Tour at +400. Then recent Houston Open champion Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na at +550. Rounding out the notables, QBE Shootout stars Harris English / Matt Kuchar at +600.
Considering the value and format of this event, we have to get back to the well with Harris English and Matt Kuchar at +600. The triple champions and double vice-champions of this tournament will look to once again benefit from their elite teamwork at Tiburon. They won by nine strokes last year, setting a QBE Shootout record. In last year’s modified round of alternative shots, they recorded 61, five more shots than the next best score. They are certainly not the highest ranked team on the pitch, but they understand each other’s play and can exploit the unconventional setup of a course they love.
2021-22 selection dashboard:
Top 5: 4
Top 20: 1
Notable odds according to SI Sportsbook:
Sam Burns / Billy Horschel +400
Jason Kokrak / Kevin Na +550
Harris English / Matt Kuchar +600
Max Homa / Kevin Kisner +700
Jason Day / Marc Leishman +800
Ian Poulter / Lee Westwood +1000
Corey Conners / Graeme McDowell +1100
Sean O’Hair / Will Zalatoris +1200
Ryan Palmer / Matt Jones +1200
Brian Harman / Hudson Swofford +1200
KH Lee / Brandt Snedeker +1600
Lexi Thompson / Bubba Watson +3300