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
- Max Homa/Kevin Kisner – 30.2%
- Harris English/Matt Kuchar – 15.3%
- Trey Mullinax/Scott Stallings – 13.8%
- Steve Stricker/Cameron Young – 11.9%
- Jason Day/Billy Horschel – 9.2%
- Max Homa/Kevin Kisner – 21.7%
- Harris English/Matt Kuchar – 13.6%
- Steve Stricker/Cameron Young – 12.5%
- Tom Hoge/Sahith Theegala– 9.8%
- 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).