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PGA - Franklin Templeton Shootout Preview

Thursday, December 11th through Saturday, December 13th
Tiburon Golf Club (Gold Course), Naples, Florida
Course Architect: | Par: 72 | Yardage: 7,288

Hole By Hole

Front Nine: Par

  • 1 - Par 5 573 yds
  • 2 - Par 4 440 yds
  • 3 - Par 4 458 yds
  • 4 - Par 4 428 yds
  • 5 - Par 3 223 yds
  • 6 - Par 5 592 yds
  • 7 - Par 4 396 yds
  • 8 - Par 3 172 yds
  • 9 - Par 4 446 yds

Back Nine: Par 36 3,728 Yds 36 3,560 Yds

  • 10 - Par 4 374 yds
  • 11 - Par 4 408 yds
  • 12 - Par 3 205 yds
  • 13 - Par 4 370 yds
  • 14 - Par 5 578 yds
  • 15 - Par 4 435 yds
  • 16 - Par 3 205 yds
  • 17 - Par 5 534 yds
  • 18 - Par 4 451 yds

Tournament Info

Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 1-4 p.m. (et), - Thursday/Friday -- 5-8 p.m. (et) - replay, FOX - Saturday -- 1-5 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion
Harris English and Matt Kuchar
Retief Goosen and Freddie Jacobson
Tournament Record
182 (Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd, 1990; Harris English and Matt Kuchar, 2013)
Single Round Alternate Shot Record
57 (Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd, 1990)
Single Round Best Ball Record
57 (Craig Stadler and Lanny Wadkins, 1996)
Single Round Scramble Record
55 (Greg Norman and Nick Price, 1993; John Cook and Peter Jacobsen, 1998; Greg Norman and Steve Elkington, 2005)
Total Purse
1st Place - $770,000 - winning team; 2nd Place - $485,000 - per team 3rd Place - $290,000 - per team; 4th Place - $230,000 - per team 5th Place - $200,000 - per team; 6th Place - $180,000 - per team

Tournament Finishes


  • English/Kuchar (182)
  • Goosen/Jacobson (189)
  • Poulter/Westwood (190)
  • DiMarco/Horschel (192)
  • O'Hair/K.Perry (193)
  • Sabbatini/Verplank (194)
  • Howell III/Leonard (195)
  • Blixt/Norman (197)
  • DeLaet/Weir (197)
  • Kelly/Stricker (197)
  • Dufner/D.Johnson (198)
  • Calcavecchia/C.Campbell (201)

Past Winners


Harris English/Matt Kuchar (182)
Runner Up:
Reteif Goosen/Freddie Jacobson


Sean O'Hair/Kenny Perry (185)
Runner Up:
Charles Howell III/Rory Sabbatini


Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele (184)
Runner Up:
Mark Calcavecchia/Nick Price, Rory Sabbatini/Jhonattan Vegas


Dustin Johnson/Ian Poulter (186)
Runner Up:
Darren Clarke/Graeme McDowell


Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker (190)
Runner Up:
J.B. Holmes/Kenny Perry, Chad Campbell/Tim Clark, Justin Leonard/Scott Verplank


Scott Hoch/Kenny Perry (185)
Runner Up:
J.B. Holmes/Boo Weekley


Woody Austin/Mark Calcavecchia (187)
Runner Up:
Greg Norman/Bubba Watson


*Jerry Kelly/Rod Pampling (185)
Runner Up:
Justin Leonard/Scott Verplank


John Huston/Kenny Perry (186)
Runner Up:
Fred Couples/Adam Scott


Hank Kuehne/Jeff Sluman (187)
Runner Up:
Steve Flesch/Justin Leonard


*Hank Kuehne/Jeff Sluman (193)
Runner Up:
Shaun Micheel/Chad Campbell, Brad Faxon/Scott McCarron


Rocco Mediate/Lee Janzen (185)
Runner Up:
Matt Kuchar/David Gossett, John Huston/Jeff Maggert


Brad Faxon/Scott McCarron (183)
Runner Up:
John Daly/Frank Lickliter


*Brad Faxon/Scott McCarron (190)
Runner Up:
Carlos Franco/Scott Hoch


Fred Couples/David Duval (184)
Runner Up:
Scott McCarron/Scott Hoch


*Greg Norman/Steve Elkington (189)
Runner Up:
John Cook/Peter Jacobsen


Bruce Lietzke/Scott McCarron (186)
Runner Up:
David Duval/Scott Hoch


Jay Haas/Tom Kite (187)
Runner Up:
Craig Stadler/Lanny Wadkins, Hale Irwin/Curtis Strange


Mark Calcavecchia/Steve Elkington (184)
Runner Up:
Lee Janzen/Chip Beck


Fred Couples/Brad Faxon (190)
Runner Up:
Curtis Strange/Mark O'Meara


Steve Elkington/Ray Floyd (188)
Runner Up:
Hale Irwin/Bruce Lietzke, Mark O'Meara/Curtis Strange, Mark Calcavecchia/Brad Faxon, Tom Kite/Davis Love III


Davis Love III/Tom Kite (191)
Runner Up:
Fred Couples/Ray Floyd, Nick Price/Billy Ray Brown, Hale Irwin/Bruce Lietzke


Tom Purtzer/Lanny Wadkins (189)
Runner Up:
Greg Norman/Jack Nicklaus


Ray Floyd/Fred Couples (182)
Runner Up:
Peter Jacobsen/Arnold Palmer


Curtis Strange/Mark O'Meara (190)
Runner Up:
Lanny Wadkins/Tom Weiskopf, Bernhard Langer/John Mahaffey
* - Won in Playoff

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Pick To Win:
Keegan Bradley and Camilo Villegas
Patrick Reed and Brandt Snedeker
Last Week's Pick To Win - Rickie Fowler
Finished tied for 6th
Last Week's Darkhorse - Chris Kirk
NOTES: Harris English and Matt Kuchar will try to win this event for the second straight year, as they team up again at the 26th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout. Tournament host Greg Norman is not playing this year, due to his broadcast duties with FOX Sports, who are televising the event on Saturday. It is only the second time in 26 years that Norman has not participated. In 2009, he could not play due to shoulder surgery. The winning team will earn $770,000. In the field is a group of five major champions who have combined for six major titles - Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship), Reteif Goosen (2001 and 2004 U.S. Open), Justin Leonard (1997 British Open), Graeme McDowell (2010 U.S. Open) and Mike Weir (2003 Masters). For the 14th consecutive year, Norman's Tiburon Golf Club will be the venue. The tournament was founded in 1989 as a result of Norman's desire to create a unique event for PGA Tour players with a goal of raising money to help children's charities. Sherwood Country Club in California had hosted the first 11 years, while Doral Resort & Spa's Great White Course played host in 2000. The 3-day tournament, which is a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, begins on Thursday with a scramble, followed by modified alternate shot on Friday and better ball on Saturday. Last year, English and Kuchar tied the tournament record at 34-under-par 182, as they won by seven shots over Goosen and Freddie Jacobson. English and Kuchar tied the record set by Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd in 1990. English became the 10th player to win in his debut at this event. The 7-stroke victory was the largest in tournament history. In 2012, Sean O'Hair and Kenny Perry birdied five of their last six holes on the final day to earn the victory. It was the first win here for O'Hair but the third time for Perry, who won in 2005 with John Huston and 2008 with Scott Hoch. Perry joined Steve Elkington, Couples and Scott McCarron with three wins at this event. Perry, Elkington and Couples are the only players to win with three different partners. In 2011, Bradley and Brendan Steele cruised to a 3-stroke win over two teams. Bradley and Steele closed with a 13-under 59 to end at 32-under-par 184. Both players were competing in the event for the first time and became the first rookie team to win this title. Hoch and Perry paired for a 12-under 60 in Sunday's scramble format and cruised to a 4-shot victory in 2008. Hoch and Perry finished the 3-round championship at 31-under-par 185. For Hoch, it was his first victory in the tournament after several runner-up finishes in years past. Hoch became the oldest winner of this event at 53 years and 20 days old. Raymond Floyd previously held the record when he won in 1993 at 51 years, two months and 17 days old. Woody Austin and Mark Calcavecchia birdied the final hole on Sunday in 2007 to win by a single stroke over Norman and Bubba Watson. Austin and Calcavecchia finished at 29-under-par 187. The win was Calcavecchia's second here. He paired with Elkington to take the title in 1995. In 2006, Jerry Kelly and Rod Pampling beat Leonard and Scott Verplank on the first sudden-death playoff hole. The 2006 playoff was just the fourth in event history. Norman and his partner Elkington beat Peter Jacobsen and John Cook in 1998, and Brad Faxon and McCarron defeated Hoch and Carlos Franco in 2000. When Hank Kuehne and Jeff Sluman won in 2003, it was the first playoff involving three teams in tournament history. They defeated Shaun Micheel and Chad Campbell, and Faxon and McCarron. In 2004, Kuehne and Sluman became just the second team to successfully defend its title. Faxon and McCarron managed that feat in 2000 and 2001. The winning score of 193 in 2003 was the highest in tournament history, surpassing the previous mark of 191 set in 1992 by Davis Love III and Tom Kite. When Faxon and McCarron won back-to-back titles in 2000-01, each player became a 3-time winner, as Faxon also captured the event back in 1994 when paired with Couples, while McCarron came away victorious in 1997 with Bruce Lietzke. Perry is the all-time money leader at this event with $1,838,957 in earnings. Calcavecchia is second with $1,719,375, while Norman is third with $1,710,750. The PGA Tour returns January 9-12 with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, Zach Johnson will defend his title against winners of PGA Tour events from the 2013-14 season. 12/09 15:36:52 ET
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