Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, is in the midst of a busy four-month stretch.
The Greg Norman-designed course hosted the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship last month. This week, it hosts the QBE Shootout, an unofficial event on the PGA Tour schedule. The tournament features 12 teams of two golfers playing 54 holes in a scramble, modified alternate shot and four-ball format. The CME and the QBE are played on Tiburon’s Golf course.
Come February, Tiburon will host the PGA Tour Champions with the Chubb Classic, which will be on the Black course.
Tiburon is the only golf facility to host LPGA, PGA Tour Champions and PGA Tour-sanctioned tournaments.
“Our team is honored to once again have the privilege to host these three professional events in such a short period of time,” Tiburon general manager Kevin DeDonato said in a release. “As our area recovers from the impact of Hurricane Ian, we are very proud to showcase the resiliency this market has in pressing forward. Our entire team at Tiburon is grateful for the support we receive from all of our partners and we look forward for three successful events.”
Lydia Ko won the CME Group Tour Championship last month. She also locked up the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average and Rolex Player of the Year.
The QBE Shootout begins Friday with the scramble portion. Saturday is alternate shot, and Sunday is four-ball. Two LPGA stars, Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson, are in the field, along with 22 men’s professionals.
The Chubb Classic’s 36th anniversary is in 2023, and it will be the third straight year the event is played at Tiburon. Bernhard Langer is expected to return to defend his 2022 title against many of the game’s biggest names, including Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Jerry Kelly and many others.