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Tiburon Golf Club set to host 
second professional golf event in 3-week span

Naples, Fla.  (December 6, 2021) – Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is set to host its second professional golf event in a three-week span, as PGA TOUR and LPGA professionals will play in this week’s QBE Shootout, December 10 – 12. The LPGA Tour’s season ending CME Group Tour Championship was just played (November 18 – 21) at Tiburón and was won by Jin Young Ko. Following a two-month break, Tiburón will then play host to the PGA TOUR Champions’ Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, February 18 – 20, 2022.

Tiburón Golf Club is the only golf facility in the world to host LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR Champions and PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournaments over a three-month stretch.  The CME Group Tour Championship and QBE Shootout are both played on Tiburón’s Gold Course, while the Chubb Classic will be contested on the Black Course at Tiburón.

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“Hosting three tour events in three months is a credit to the dedication of our entire team,” said Tiburón Golf Club General Manger Kevin DeDonato, PGA. “Hats off to our agronomy team, led by Grayson Grainger, for their hard work in keeping the courses in tournament-ready condition, not just for these three events, but year-round for our resort guests and members.” 

Bubba Watson, the newest member of Team Troon, will unveil his Troon-branded golf bag at the QBE Shootout and will be paired with LPGA Tour great Lexi Thompson. Watson will carry the new bag throughout the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. Team Troon is a collection of top international golf talent representing the Troon brand throughout professional golf. Matt Kuchar, a fellow Team Troon member, returns to the QBE Shootout with teammate Harris English to defend their 2020 tournament title.  The most successful pairing in Shootout history with three wins, the team has also recorded two runner-up finishes. The duo holds the tournament record for largest margin of victory, nine strokes last year – they also held the previous record when they won by seven strokes in 2013.

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. The 295-room Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses, while the 450-room Ritz-Carlton beach hotel is just a few miles away. The semi-private club has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. Tiburón's 27,000-square foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse features three dining rooms, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, as well as an award-winning golf shop.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-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 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit

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