Max Homa-Kevin Kisner Extremely Popular in Betting Ahead of QBE Shootout

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Max Homa lines up his putt on the 17th hole during their fourball match at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Dec 06, 2022, 1:33 PM

While not an official PGA Tour event, the QBE Shootout, which will be held Dec. 9-11 at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, gives one more golf betting opportunity in the 2022 calendar year.

It is a unique event, with 24 players making up 12 teams. The field includes several past Presidents Cup players, major winners and two LPGA Tour players.

It will feature a scramble format during the first round (Friday), a modified alternate shot format during the second round (Saturday), and a final-round better ball (Sunday).

So, how are bettors approaching this tournament?

As of Tuesday at the BetMGM online sportsbook, the team of Max Homa-Kevin Kisner is generating the most betting action by far.

They have the most handle (30.2%) on the most tickets (21.7%). In terms of golf odds to win, they are +700, tied for fourth-best.

Kisner and Homa are among the few teams in the field with both players having experience in a Presidents Cup/Ryder Cup. The two were part of the United States squad that defeated the Internationals in the Presidents Cup this fall at Quail Hollow.

Homa went a perfect 4-0, while Kisner was 0-2-1.

Harris English-Matt Kuchar is also a popular pick. They are drawing the second-most handle (15.3%) on the second-most tickets (13.6%).

This pairing has had a ton of success at this event, winning in 2013, 2016 and 2020. Kuchar has earned the most money in the tournament’s history ($2,295,000), while English is third ($1,938,750).

They have the second-best odds to win at +600.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Max Homa/Kevin Kisner – 30.2%
  2. Harris English/Matt Kuchar – 15.3%
  3. Trey Mullinax/Scott Stallings – 13.8%
  4. Steve Stricker/Cameron Young – 11.9%
  5. Jason Day/Billy Horschel – 9.2%

Tickets

  1. Max Homa/Kevin Kisner – 21.7%
  2. Harris English/Matt Kuchar – 13.6%
  3. Steve Stricker/Cameron Young – 12.5%
  4. Tom Hoge/Sahith Theegala– 9.8%
  5. Brian Harman/Sepp Straka – 9.8%

The team with the best odds to win is Jason Day-Billy Horschel (+500). They are drawing 7.1% of the tickets and 9.2% of the handle.

The LPGA players are Nelly Korda, paired with Denny McCarthy (+2800), and Lexi Thompson, with Maverick McNealy (+3300).

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”