Australians Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith combined to shoot 25-under par for three rounds but could only marvel at the record-breaking feats of Matt Kuchar and Harris English in the PGA Tour's QBE Shootout.
Kuchar and Harris broke a bunch of their own Shootout records in a runaway nine-stroke victory at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida on Sunday.
The Americn duo became the first team to win the event three times, finishing at 37-under 179 to break the mark of 34 under they set in 2013, also topping the record-winning margin of seven strokes they set the same year.
"That is laughable," Kuchar said. "It's hard to fathom just how good of golf that was. It's funny, as a player you stay in the moment pretty well and don't think too much about it."
Five strokes ahead after an 11-under 61 on Saturday in modified alternate-shot play, Kuchar and English shot a 60 in better-ball play. English closed birdie-eagle-birdie.
"It's hard to fathom just how good of golf that was. It's funny, as a player you stay in the moment pretty well and don't think too much about it." – Matt Kuchar
"I didn't want to put too much thought into us having a five-shot lead coming in today," English said. "I kind of wanted to put more into seeing what we could do, trying to break the record."
Also the 2016 winners, they had the eagle and 10 birdies in the final round.
"The show Harris put on on the back nine was just awesome," Kuchar said. "I think he pulled me aside after 14 and said, 'I think we need two shots to set the new mark.' I said, 'We've got four chances.' And he went ahead and went birdie-eagle-birdie to close it out. It was fun to watch."
Defending champions Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway (61) tied for second at 28 under with the all-rookie team of Lanto Griffin and Mackenzie Hughes (62) and first-round leaders Kevin Na and Sean O'Hair (64).
Leishman and Smith finished strongly with a 60 to climb into eighth spot in the 12-team field, 12 shots behind winners Kuchar and Harris.
Five other players have won the event three times: Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Brad Faxon, Scott McCarron and Kenny Perry.