Sahith Theegala and Tom Hoge won the 2022 QBE shootout on Sunday. The American duo lifted the trophy, becoming the first rookie duo to win a title in 11 years.
Theegala and Hoge In the final round, he shot 62 with four balls, 10 under par, and won.strong comeback PGA Tour rookie season, Sigala made a 15-foot birdie putt on the last hole. The winning duo went on to beat Charlie Hoffman and Ryan Palmer by one stroke at 34 under.
How much did the QBE Shootout champion earn?
Victory Gives Sahith Theegala and Tom Hoge $950,000 Winner’s Share Prize money $3.8 million. Prize money will be divided equally between them.
The duo beat Ryan Palmer and Charley Hoffman to victory at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. The Palmer-Hoffman team took home a $590,000 second-place prize. Meanwhile, veteran duo Harris English and Matt Kuchar finished third in the event for $360,000.
Interestingly, mixed and paired Nelly Kodak Denny McCarthy took home T5 with Trey Mullinax and Scott Stallings for $230,500.An unforgettable outing for LPGA stars Lacey Thompson, he only got a T-10 grade. She shared the $187,500 prize with partner Maverick McNealy. Keith Mitchell and JJ Spaun each earned $90,000 and finished last in the QBE shootout.
Here are the 2022 QBE penalty shootout payouts:
- 1: Tom Hoge-Sahith Theegala – $950,000 ($475,000 each)
- 2: Charlie Hoffman – Ryan Palmer – $590,000 ($295,000 each)
- 3: Harris English-Matt Kuchar — $360,000 ($180,000 each)
- 4: Max Homa-Kevin Kisner — $284,000 ($142,000 each)
- T-5: Trey Mullinax-Scott Stallings – $230,500 ($115,250 each)
- T-5: Nelly Korda-Denny McCarthy – $230,500 ($115,250 each)
- 7: Steve Stricker-Cameron Young – $205,000 ($102,500 each)
- T-8: Brian Harman-Sepp Straka – $197,500 ($98,750 each)
- T-8: Corey Conners-KH Lee – $197,500 ($98,750 each)
- T-10: Maverick McNealy-Lexi Thompson – $187,500 ($93,750 each)
- T-10: Jason Day Billy Horschel – $187,500 ($93,750 each)
- 12: Keith Mitchell-JJ-Span – $180,000 ($90,000 each)
It’s worth mentioning that the QBE shootout has increased its prize money this year. The QBE-hosted event will reportedly become a full-fledged mixed team event for PGA Tour and LPGA players starting in 2023. This year marks the first time the event will be held without longtime organizer and LIV CEO Greg Norman. This is also the first time the two LPGA stars have appeared on the field.
Sahith Theegala and Tom Hoge on winning the 2022 QBE shootout
Notably, Sahith Theegala and Tom Hoge became the second rookie team to win a QBE shootout after Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele in 2011. The win means a lot to Theegala, who is yet to play on the PGA Tour.
After the win, Theegala spoke highly of the team’s game.
Speaking of the win, he said, as quoted by Golfweek:
“It’s nice to taste the win because it’s been so tough here…we’ve played really well all week. Like we said at the start of the round, we only needed two chances and we got it on the 18th. The hole gave itself two really good changes. Yeah, that goes without saying, I think let’s go for the last hole.”
Interestingly, Tom Hoge doesn’t seem to share that feeling. The 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am champion claimed that neither player played well. He called it a “fun day” and the team won because they made the right putt. Runner-up Charlie Hoffman also praised the rookie champion.