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Tiburón Golf Club begins 2-week run of hosting professional golf events

QBE Shootout returns to the club in Naples, Fla., and will be followed next week by the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship

Naples, Fla.  (December 9, 2020) – Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is in the midst of a two-week run of hosting back-to-back professional golf events. This week’s QBE Shootout brings 24 of the world's best PGA TOUR professionals to Southwest Florida, while next week’s CME Group Tour Championship, to be played December 17-20, will be the LPGA Tour’s season-ending event. In addition, it was recently announced that the PGA TOUR Champions’ Chubb Classic will be played at Tiburón Golf Club April 12-18, 2021.

Tiburon Golf Club Gold Course in Naples, Fla.
Tiburón Golf Club's Gold Course in Naples, Fla.

Founded in 1989 by Tournament Host and World Golf Hall of Famer, Greg Norman, the 32nd QBE Shootout is being played on Tiburón’s Greg Norman-designed Gold Course. The 2020 field of 24 includes PGA TOUR professionals Tony Finau, Team Troon-member Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson and Matthew Wolff competing in 12 two-man teams. Competition formats include Scramble (Friday), Modified Alternate Shot (Saturday) and Four Ball (Sunday). Friday’s first round will be broadcast live by Golf Channel from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST, Saturday’s second round will be broadcast live on Golf Channel from 1 to 5 p.m. EST, and Sunday’s final round will be live on NBC from 12 to 2 p.m. EST, then shifts to Golf Channel from 2 to 4 p.m. EST. Proceeds from the 2020 event will benefit CureSearch For Children’s Cancer. In the tournament’s history, the QBE Shootout has raised more than $14 million for a variety of worthy charities, including CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.

CME Group Tour Championship will also be played on Tiburón’s Gold Course and will feature a field of the top 60 point earners and ties from the season-long Race to the CME Globe competition. Established in 2011, the event has been played at Tiburón Golf Club since 2013. All four rounds of the season-ending championship will be broadcast on Golf Channel with final round coverage on NBC. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Due to COVID-19, both the QBE Shootout and the CME Group Tour Championship will be played without spectators in attendance as the health and safety of the Naples community, PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour professionals, caddies, sponsors, fans, and volunteers are the top priority. 

The QBE Shootout and CME Group Tour Championship are managed by Wasserman Events, LLC.

For more information on Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Resort, Naples, please call (239) 593-2214 or visit

About Tiburón Golf Club
Managed by Troon, Tiburón Golf Club is located in Naples, Florida and features two championship golf courses, the Gold and the Black, both designed by Greg Norman, a two-time Open Championship winner  and former top ranked player in the world. Tiburón is home to the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship and the PGA TOUR’s QBE Shootout and is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 490-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.; Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla; Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico; and Costa Navarino in Greece. For additional news and information, visit

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