In Florida the QBE Shootout, PGA Tour pairs tournament, goes to the American duo made up of Kevin Na and Jason Kokrak. In Naples, a comeback success for the Americans who, with a total of 183 (59 64 60, -33) shots, overtook compatriots Sum Burns and Billy Horschel, second with 184 (-32). Third place (185, -31) mockery for Australians Jason Day / Marc Leishman (leading at the end of the first and second round), to be shared with defending champions Harris English / Matt Kuchar.
QBE Shootout, results
At Tiburon Golf Club, it was a last round (which was played with a fourball formula) to be framed for Na and Kokrak who made 13 birdies (one of which was decisive by Kokrak at 18), spotting a perfect performance with only one bogey.
For Kokrak this is the second success in the space of a month after the one that arrived last November 14, on an individual level, at the Houston Open. While Na returns to celebrate 11 months after the last exploit signed on January 17, 2021 at the Sony Open. For them also a check (to be divided) for 895,000 dollars.
The QBE Shootout was the last tournament of the solar year of the PGA Tour. The top American circuit, after the Christmas holidays, will be back in the limelight from January 6 to 9 in Hawaii with the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.
“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period. “. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.