NAPLES, Fla. — Sahith TheegalaOn Sunday, he made a 15-foot birdie on the last hole. Tom HogeThe team closed with a score of 10-under 62 in fourballs. They became the first rookie to win the QBE Shootout for 11 years.
Theegala was coming off a strong PGA Tour rookie year in which he reached Tour Championship and twice had the chance to win going to the last hole of tournaments.
The QBE Shootout was an informal event, but he said it was still satisfying to win.
Theegala said, Its nice get a taste for victory because its so difficult out there.
Hoge, who was awarded the PGA Tours February title at Pebble Beach, carried a lot of the responsibility when Theegala pulled a muscle on his left side during the first hole. Theegala felt better by the end and was able to take more swings.
They still had to deal with Palmer & Hoffman, especially at end. Palmers chip on the par-5 17th green didnt go up the hill, and it came back to Palmer. He quickly stepped up for the next shot and drilled it into the cup, giving his team a share.