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Report: PGA Tour, LPGA planning to turn QBE Shootout into a mixed-team event
Douglas P. DeFelice
The QBE Shootout will become a mixed-team format of PGA Tour and LPGA players in 2023, according to a report from the AP’s Doug Ferguson.
The Shootout, an unofficial money event on the PGA Tour that returns this week at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., currently features 12 two-player teams competing in scramble, alternate-shot and best-ball formats across 54 holes. The event has occasionally featured women in the field, including this year with Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson. However, a uniform mixed-team format has not been seen on the PGA Tour and LPGA since 1999 with the former JC Penney Classic.
According to Ferguson, the PGA Tour had been working on converting the former World Cup of Golf into a mixed-team event, but progress was slowed when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived.
The news comes after the Australian Open successfully held its men’s and women’s competitions simultaneously this past weekend, with Adrian Meronk and Ashleigh Buhai winning the historic tournament.
Along with Korda and Thompson this week’s QBE field features Max Homa, Cameron Young, Sahith Theegala, Billy Horschel, Harris English and Kevin Kisner.