Number of years that the QBE Shootout will have been played when the 24-person field tees off Friday at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. The QBE Shootout, a PGA Tour exhibition, was founded in 1989 by Greg Norman and popularized as the Shark Shootout. Twelve two-person teams will compete in a variety of formats: scramble on Friday, modified alternate shot on Saturday and four-ball on Sunday (tee times).
Year during which the South African Open made its debut, as an exhibition in Port Elizabeth. Only the British Open, which dates to 1860, is an older national open. The South African Open begins today at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. The tournament is co-sanctioned by the European and Sunshine tours (tee times).