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QBE Shootout 2018 Betting Preview

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Tuesday 4th December 2018

QBE Shootout 2018 Betting Preview

Event name: QBE Shootout 2018

Location: Naples, Florida

Event date: 06/12/2018

This week sees the QBE Shootout roll into town. Previously known as the “Frankie Templeton Shootout” this event comprises of 24 players, split into 12 teams of 2. 

A 54-hole stroke play event, round one will be a Scramble, the second Modified Alternate Shot and the third “Fourball” or “Better Ball”. Scramble sees each player tee off, and then both play their shots from within a club length of the better tee shot, continuing in that vein until the end of the hole. Modified alternate means both will tee off on every hole, the team then pick the better ball and play alternate strokes to complete the hole. Fourball sees each player use their own ball, and the better score of the two is taken as their result (if one player birdies and the other pars, the team scores a birdie).

The Favourites 

Perennial winner in 2018, Bryson DeChambeau’s win rate has been electric of late. He has won on three of his last six starts and four times overall this season to take his PGA Tour tally to 5. Lacklustre efforts in limited fields, at the Tour Championship (19/30) and the Hero World Challenge (12/18) are also amongst his last six starts, but individually he’s still hard to dismiss. Kevin Na partners him this week, and he himself got back into the winners’ circle this year, at the Greenbrier. This was his first win on the PGA Tour for seven years, and just the second of his career. He should have had two wins this season, opening with a 62 and closing with a 61 at the Fort Worth Invitational, but rounds of 73-70 in between saw him end the week in 4th place. His form has been average since his win, and it may be that this pair have run their course for 2018, and already have half an eye on 2019.

Taking the PGA Tour by storm in his Rookie Season, Cameron Champ has partnered up with Kevin Kisner this week and they should form a solid partnership. Champ, who has won once and finished inside the top-10 twice in his first five events, is well known for his distance off the tee, whilst his partner is known more for his ability to grind on and around the greens. Whilst this is an event that normally throws up a surprise winner, this pair presents a very solid favourite, and will be expected to perform well. Kisner finished T7 last time out, and whilst that was at one of his favourite stops, there is no reason to think he cannot compliment the red-hot Champ well this week.

In terms of partnerships, there is no better blend of styles than Billy Horschel and Brandt Snedeker this week. Horschel is an elite ball-striker who struggles at times on the greens, whilst Snedeker makes a living from being able to putt at a high level. Snedeker is a proven winner and Horschel is an excellent player and wins his fair share as well, despite his putting woes, so these two should have plenty to say about the result comer Sunday. Last time Horschel played a pairs event, he teamed up with Scott Piercy at the Zurich Classic, earlier this year and the two came away with the win. With Snedeker a better player and perhaps a more suitable partner than Piercy, the pair are understandably expected to go well this week.

Thanks to Gary Woodland’s electric form of late, he and his partner Charley Hoffman come in just behind the leading trio this week. The problem for this team as that whilst Woodland is playing extremely well, Hoffman isn’t. Woodland has a win and 6 top-10’s to his name in 2018, with four of those top-10’s coming in his last six starts. Hoffman on the other hand hasn’t had a top-10 this entire calendar year. The last time Hoffman finished inside the top-10 was when 2nd at the Hero World Challenge this time last year, so he will be hoping to end another year in strong fashion, something his partner could help him achieve.

Dark Horses

Emiliano Grillo and Graeme McDowell team up this week, and whilst it has been a long time since the former played at his best, he played well enough last time out and can complement his partner this week. Grillo is a player who should win more, he can’t escape that and in the past it has been his putting that has let him down, but that wasn’t the case in 2018. He finished the 2017/18 season ranking 12th in SG: Putting and whilst it has been his Achilles heel again so far this season, his 3rd place ranking in SG: Approach is promising. McDowell is a solid putter and can take advantage of the opportunities Grillo’s fine iron play set up, making them a suited pairing. 11th on his last start, McDowell comes in with a bit of form, whilst Grillo has finished 15th in his last three straight, and was 2nd at the CIMB Classic five starts ago, so they can ruffle some feathers this week.

Sean O’Hair and Steve Stricker will be looking to defend the title they won here 12 months ago, and both will be looking for their third win overall in this event. Whilst neither are in a particularly rich vein of form on the PGA Tour, that was the case last year as well. Stricker though is coming in off the back of a three-win season on the Champions Tour, where he generally plies his trade these days. Course form suggests the pair could go well again.

Tony Finau was close to winning once again last week, but Jon Rahm proved unbeatable in the final round of the Hero World Challenge. Given the way he has played all season long, it would be a shame to see him close out another year without victory, so he will be hoping to find the winners’ circle, even if in the eye of the bookmakers he’s at a disadvantage. Finau will partner up, as he did last year with American LPGA star, Lexi Thompson and whilst there are concerns about Thompson playing off the Men’s’ tees, the pair finished T4 last season, shooting -21. Just one shot outside the top-3 last year, I see no reason why the two cannot go one better this year and at least finish inside the places for an each-way pay out. Coming in off the back a four stroke victory last month, Thompson can play her part in a strong partnership spearheaded by one of the most in-form players on the PGA Tour.

Other pairings

Pat Perez & Kyle Stanley

Charles Howell III & Luke List

Harold Varner III & Bubba Watson

Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman

Luke Donald & Andrew Landry


Recommended Bet: Horschel and Snedeker to win at 13/2 with SkyBet - BET HERE

Recommended Bet: Grillo and McDowell to finish Top 3 at 5/2 with SkyBet - BET HERE

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