Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair have taken the QBE Shootout title home in style with an 8-under 64 in the final round to capture the win by two-shots over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry. After being two-shots down at the turn, they rallied to build a two-shot lead through 14 and were ahead by one coming to the Par 5 17th at Tiburon Golf Club, where the win was sealed with an Eagle by O’Hair.
This is the second time Stricker and O’Hair have won the event, only never together; Stricker winning in 09′ with Jerry Kelly and O’Hair with Kenny Penny in 2012. This was only O’Hair’s second time playing since surgery following the BMW Championship. What a great performance! Stricker and O’Hair finished at 26-under for the event and each earned $410,000.
Lexi Thompson, being the only LPGA Tour Player in the 12-team field, teamed up with long-hitter Tony Finau, closing with a 66 and finishing tied for 4th.