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Monday 11th December 2017

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FOLLOW US HOME 11.12.2017 | SUBSCRIBE HERE STRICKER, O'HAIR WIN QBE SHOOTOUT Lowry and McDowell finish second STEVE STRICKER teve Stricker provided the pep talk and Sean O'Hair delivered the shot to secure victory Sunday in the QBE Shootout. Stricker and O'Hair closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, effectively clinching it when O'Hair made an eagle on the par-5 17th hole at Tiburon Golf Club. In the final round of better ball, Stricker and O'Hair rallied from a two-shot deficit on the front nine, built a two-shot lead through 14 holes and were ahead by one shot heading to the reachable 17th with the green guarded by a huge bunker with a vetted, waist-high wall. "Walking to 17 tee, Steve said, `A 3 would go a long way right now,'" O'Hair said. O'Hair hit 7-iron from 195 yards over the bunker and it bounced onto the green about 12 feet away. McDowell and Lowry both hit into the bunker, with Lowry's ball against the face of the wall that forced him to S Stricker and O'Hair closed with an 8-under 64 for a two- shot victory over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, effectively clinching it when O'Hair made an eagle on the par-5 17th hole at Tiburon Golf Club.

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