QBE Shootout: Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na claim one-shot win at unofficial PGA Tour team event | Golf News

Na made seven consecutive birdies on the last day to help him and Kokrak shoot a 12-under 60 combo in Florida; The American couple won in one fell swoop over fellow countrymen Billy Horschel and Sam Burns

Last updated: 21/12/21 21:58

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A look at the best of the action from the final round of the QBE Shootout, an unofficial PGA Tour team event, which takes place at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida

A look at the best of the action from the final round of the QBE Shootout, an unofficial PGA Tour team event, which takes place at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida

Jason Kokrak recorded a third win of the year while joining Kevin Na in an impressive win at the QBE Shootout in Florida.

Kokrak and Na overturned a three-shot deficit Sunday of the unofficial PGA Tour team event, posting nine consecutive birdies in the four-ball format on their way to a combined 12-under 60 at Tiburon Golf Club.

The pair finished the week with 33 under and one ahead of Billy Horschel and Sam Burns, with reigning champions Matt Kuchar and Harris English a further shot back in a third-party stake alongside Marc Leishman and Jason Day.

Kokrak birdieted the sixth par 5 to move the pair under par for the round and Na then birdetted each of the next seven holes, including a chip-in from the ninth green, with Kokrak taking advantage of the par 5 14 and then firing the his tee shot at par-three 16 at the tap-in range.

Further birdies on the last two holes saw the pair set a clubhouse goal that could not be matched, with Horschel’s chip-in bird on the last hole seeing him and Burns jumping to second place alone.

Exciting Kevin Na reflects on QBE Shootout victory with teammate Jason Kokrak and explains how the death of two friends motivated them to victory

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Exciting Kevin Na reflects on QBE Shootout victory with teammate Jason Kokrak and explains how the death of two friends motivated them to victory

Exciting Kevin Na reflects on QBE Shootout victory with teammate Jason Kokrak and explains how the death of two friends motivated them to victory

“We started slowly,” admitted Na. “We needed to do something and I started doing some putts and I got some really good shots. It was just one after another after another and I just kept going.”

Eight birdies and an eagle saw Kuchar and Harris reach a final 62nd round, leaving them running out of time in their quest for the record fourth QBE Shootout win, while Leishman and Day were unable to turn their three-point lead. strokes overnight in a win despite seven-under 65s.

Graeme McDowell and Corey Conners finished the week in fifth place with Kevin Kisner and Max Homa, while LPGA Tour player Lexi Thompson teamed up with Bubba Watson to finish in ninth place.

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