QBE Shootout: Jason Day and Marc Leishman three clear going into final day of team event | Golf News

Leishman played for the eagle for the second consecutive day to help him and Jason Day record an eight under 64 at Tiburon Golf Club; The Australian duo have a three-shot lead on the final day – watch live Sunday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf.

Last updated: 12/12/21 10:31


Marc Leishman and Jason Day lead the 12-team event in Florida

Jason Day and March Leishman have a three-shot lead for the final round of the QBE Shootout in Florida.

The unofficial PGA Tour event at Tiburon Golf Course, hosted by former world number 1 Greg Norman, sees two-player teams competing in three formats during the three-day tournament.

Day and Leishman followed up their 16-under 56 in Friday’s scramble format by posting a combined eight-under 64 during the second-round greensomes format, where players select the best tee shot and alternate shots for the remainder of each hole. .

The pair caught a birdie for the first time and produced the moment of the round when Leishman scored a 96-yard eagle in the seventh par 4, after pocketing twice on opening day, with the Aussie pair adding more. five birdies in the last eight holes.

“It’s funny, the ones that holes are the ones you don’t expect to get in,” Leishman said after the round. “I didn’t expect it to come in and then all of a sudden it disappears. It’s cool. Something about this place that I’ve taken a few shots over the past couple of years and hopefully we can keep up with that trend.”

Billy Horschel and Sam Burns scored ten birdies in a second round 62 to jump into a three-way tie for the second, with Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na also in 21 under along with Harris English and Matt Kuchar.

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Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Canada’s Corey Connors are four back shooters, with LPGA Tour player Lexi Thompson and Bubba Watson in sixth place after a six-under-66 on Saturday.

Sunday’s final round will be played in fourballs format, with English and Kuchar chasing the event’s fourth record win.

Who will win the QBE Shootout? Watch the final round live on Sunday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf.

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