How to watch the 2021 QBE Shootout: TV schedule, streaming, tee times

Lexi Thompson is making her fifth appearance in the QBE Shootout.

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Officially the PGA Tour is off this week, but 23 Tour stars, along with one LPGA star, will be in action at the 2021 QBE Shootout in Florida. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament.

QBE Shootout preview

The QBE Shootout is a long-running December exhibition event that pits 12 teams of two pro golfers against each other on live TV. Formerly known as the Shark Shootout, the QBE is hosted by Hall of Famer and two-time major champion Greg Norman and contested at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla, a course designed by Norman.

The 54-hole competition features an opening-round scramble, second-round modified alternate shot, and a final round of four-ball. The made-for-TV event is more about fun and fans than intense competition, but there’s still $3.6 million on the line.

Defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar will return to try for a rare repeat in the annual tournament. They’ll be joined in the first round by a team consisting of two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and LPGA major champion Lexi Thompson, who is making her fifth appearance in the event.

You can find the complete list of tee times for Thursday’s first round below, along with full information about streaming the 2021 QBE Shootout on TV or online.

QBE Shootout basics

What: 2021 QBE Shootout
Where: Tiburón Golf Club, Naples, Fla.
When: Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11
Purse: $3.6 million
Last year’s champion: Harris English and Matt Kuchar

How to watch the QBE Shootout on TV

You can watch the entire 2021 QBE Shootout on Golf Channel and NBC. Golf Channel will air the first round on Friday, then NBC and Golf Channel will split the coverage on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Friday, December 9: 12-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, December 10:
1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 3-5 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, December 11: 12-2 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2-4 p.m. ET (NBC)

How to watch the QBE Shootout online, streaming

You can watch the 2021 QBE Shootout online in multiple ways. You can stream the Golf Channel coverage at golfchannel.com/watch and the NBC coverage at nbcsports.com/live by logging in with your cable credentials.

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2021 QBE Shootout tee times: Round 1 (ET)

9:45 a.m. – Sean O’Hair/Will Zalatoris, Matt Jones/Ryan Palmer
10:00 a.m. – Corey Conners/Graeme McDowell, K.H. Lee/Brandt Snedeker
10:15 a.m. – Max Homa/Kevin Kisner, Brian Harman/Hudson Swafford
10:30 a.m. – Charles Howell III/Ian Poulter, Jason Kokrak/Kevin Na
10:45 a.m. – Jason Day/Marc Leishman, Sam Burns/Billy Horschel
11:00 a.m. – Harris English/Matt Kuchar, Lexi Thompson/Bubba Watson

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