I AM PLEASED to personally welcome each and every one of you to the 2017 QBE Shootout. As we celebrate our 29th tournament and 17th at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples I am thrilled to have QBE Insurance as our new Title Sponsor.
Thanks to strong local support as well as the generosity, dedication and hard work of our corporate partners, volunteers, staff and fans, we are proud to say that the QBE Shootout has raised more than $13 million for a variety of worthy charities – most notably CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Research, which is leading the fight against childhood cancer.
In addition to our desire to raise money and awareness for these important charities, we are also here to showcase some of the world’s best golfers. This year’s 24-player field will feature defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar, six major championship winners and the return of LPGA superstar Lexi Thompson.
On behalf of all the people that make the QBE Shootout one of the most enjoyable events on the PGA TOUR, thank you for joining us this week.
Enjoy the competition!