QBE Shootout: Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na claim the one-shot win at the unofficial PGA Tour team event

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Source: pgatour.com

Jason Kokrak won his third tournament of the year as he teamed up with Kevin Na to win the QBE Shootout in Florida.

On Sunday in the unofficial PGA Tour team tournament, Kokrak and Na overcame a three-shot deficit by making nine consecutive birdies in the fourballs format on their way to a combined 12-under 60 at Tiburon Golf Club.

The duo finished the week on 33 under par, one stroke ahead of Billy Horschel and Sam Burns, with reigning winners Matt Kuchar and Harris English in a tie for third with Marc Leishman and Jason Day.

Na birdied each of the following seven holes, including a chip-in from off the ninth green, while Kokrak took advantage of the par-five 14th and then fired his tee shot at the par-three 16th to tap-in range.

More birdies over the final two holes helped the pair set a clubhouse goal that couldn’t be matched, with Horschel and Burns jumping to solo second after Horschel’s final-hole chip-in birdie.

“We had a sluggish start,” Na confessed. “We needed to get something going, so I started putting and hitting some great strokes in the area. It was just one after the other, and I didn’t stop.”

Kuchar and Harris fired a final-round 62, falling short of a record-tying fourth QBE Shootout victory, while Leishman and Day, despite a seven-under 65, were unable to convert their three-shot overnight advantage into a victory.

Graeme McDowell and Corey Conners tied for fifth place with Kevin Kisner and Max Homa, while Lexi Thompson of the LPGA Tour finished ninth with Bubba Watson.

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