Keeping Score

Charles Howell III sets sights on QBE Shootout title

Seeking his first victory in his record 11th appearance in the PGA Tour exhibition, Howell and teammate Bubba Watson join 4 other teams as co-leaders

11: Record number of appearances in the QBE Shootout by American Charles Howell III, who joined teammate Bubba Watson in grabbing a share of the lead after two rounds of the PGA Tour team exhibition in Naples, Fla. Howell, who is looking for his first victory in the event, and Watson shot 6-under 66 in the modified alternate shot on Saturday to move up four spots and join four other teams atop the leaderboard. They stood at 19-under 125 at Tiburon Golf Club. Rory Sabbatini/Kevin Tway, Ryan Palmer/Harold Varner III, Jason Kokrak/J.T. Poston and Billy Horschel/Brendon Todd are the other co-leaders entering today’s final round. Nine of the 12 teams were within two strokes of the lead with 18 holes to play. The unofficial Tour event opened with a scramble in Friday’s first round, played modified alternate shot in Saturday’s second round and will use a four-balls format in Sunday’s final round round (scores / tee times).

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