Fresh off win in Naples, Lexi Thompson returns for QBE Shootout teaming with Tony Finau


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Lexi Thompson and Tony Finau talk about playing together again at the QBE Shootout in Naples on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
Greg Hardwig, greg.hardwig@naplesnews.com; 239-263-4767

NAPLES, Fla. — Tony Finau is coming off the best season of his career, and Lexi Thompson is coming off perhaps the most satisfying ending of one for her.

This week, the two will try to recapture the magic that took them to fourth place — and improve on that — in the PGA Tour’s QBE Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

Finau finished in the top 10 in three of four majors, earned a Ryder Cup captain’s pick, and this week has entered the top 10 in the world rankings for the first time.

“I feel like I’ve improved a lot in different parts of my game that I’ve been trying to improve on, and the results have shown that,” Finau said. “It’s pretty cool for me — this is going to be my first week as a top-10 player in the world, which is something that’s pretty…



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