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PGA - Franklin Templeton Shootout Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, December 13th through Sunday, December 15th
SITE: Tiburon Golf Club (Gold Course), Naples, Florida
COURSE ARCHITECT: Greg Norman (1998)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,288
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 5 573 yds10 - Par 4 374 yds
2 - Par 4 440 yds11 - Par 4 408 yds
3 - Par 4 458 yds12 - Par 3 205 yds
4 - Par 4 428 yds13 - Par 4 370 yds
5 - Par 3 223 yds14 - Par 5 578 yds
6 - Par 5 592 yds15 - Par 4 435 yds
7 - Par 4 396 yds16 - Par 3 205 yds
8 - Par 3 172 yds17 - Par 5 534 yds
9 - Par 4 446 yds18 - Par 4 451 yds
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36 3,728 Yds36 3,560 Yds
 
Annual:  25th
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday -- 1-4 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 1-2 p.m. (et),
  NBC - Saturday -- 2-4 p.m. (et),
  Golf Channel - Sunday -- 1-2 p.m. (et),
  NBC - Sunday -- 2-4 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Sean O'Hair and Kenny Perry
Runner-Up:  Charles Howell III and Rory Sabbatini
Tournament Record:  182 (Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd, 1990)
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:  $3,100,000
Shares:  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
 
2012 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
O'Hair/Perry185Bradley/Steele191
Howell III/Sabbatini186D.Johnson/Poulter191
Dufner/Singh188Cauley/Fowler196
Kelly/Stricker189Leonard/Verplank200
Cink/Pettersson189Jacobson/Norman203
Love III/Snedeker189Calcavecchia/Weir206
 
Past Franklin Templeton Shootout Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2012Sean O'Hair/Kenny Perry (185) -- Charles Howell III/Rory Sabbatini
2011Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele (184) -- Mark Calcavecchia/Nick Price,
Rory Sabbatini/Jhonattan Vegas
2010Dustin Johnson/Ian Poulter (186) -- Darren Clarke/Graeme McDowell
2009Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker (190) -- J.B. Holmes/Kenny Perry,
Chad Campbell/Tim Clark,
Justin Leonard/Scott Verplank
2008Scott Hoch/Kenny Perry (185) -- J.B. Holmes/Boo Weekley
2007Woody Austin/Mark Calcavecchia (187) -- Greg Norman/Bubba Watson
2006*Jerry Kelly/Rod Pampling (185) -- Justin Leonard/Scott Verplank
2005John Huston/Kenny Perry (186) -- Fred Couples/Adam Scott
2004Hank Kuehne/Jeff Sluman (187) -- Steve Flesch/Justin Leonard
2003*Hank Kuehne/Jeff Sluman (193) -- Shaun Micheel/Chad Campbell,
Brad Faxon/Scott McCarron
2002Rocco Mediate/Lee Janzen (185) -- Matt Kuchar/David Gossett,
John Huston/Jeff Maggert
2001Brad Faxon/Scott McCarron (183) -- John Daly/Frank Lickliter
2000*Brad Faxon/Scott McCarron (190) -- Carlos Franco/Scott Hoch
1999Fred Couples/David Duval (184) -- Scott McCarron/Scott Hoch
1998*Greg Norman/Steve Elkington (189) -- John Cook/Peter Jacobsen
1997Bruce Lietzke/Scott McCarron (186) -- David Duval/Scott Hoch
1996Jay Haas/Tom Kite (187) -- Craig Stadler/Lanny Wadkins,
Hale Irwin/Curtis Strange
1995Mark Calcavecchia/Steve Elkington (184) -- Lee Janzen/Chip Beck
1994Fred Couples/Brad Faxon (190) -- Curtis Strange/Mark O'Meara
1993Steve Elkington/Ray Floyd (188) -- Hale Irwin/Bruce Lietzke,
Mark O'Meara/Curtis Strange,
Mark Calcavecchia/Brad Faxon,
Tom Kite/Davis Love III
1992Davis Love III/Tom Kite (191) -- Fred Couples/Ray Floyd,
Nick Price/Billy Ray Brown,
Hale Irwin/Bruce Lietzke
1991Tom Purtzer/Lanny Wadkins (189) -- Greg Norman/Jack Nicklaus
1990Ray Floyd/Fred Couples (182) -- Peter Jacobsen/Arnold Palmer
1989Curtis Strange/Mark O'Meara (190) -- Lanny Wadkins/Tom Weiskopf,
Bernhard Langer/John Mahaffey

* - Won in Playoff

Note:Previously called Shark Shootout (2009-10), Merrill Lynch
Shootout (2007-08), Franklin Templeton Shootout (2002-06), Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (1995-2001), Franklin Funds Shark Shootout (1992-94), Shark Shootout Benefiting R.M.C.C. (1991), R.M.C.C. Invitational (1989-90).

Top Players in the Field
Blixt/NormanNorman won in 1998 with Steve Elkington
Calcavecc/CampbellCalcavecchia won in 1995 and 2007
DeLaet/WeirWeir finished 12th last year with Mark Calcavecchia
DiMarco/HorschelDiMarco competing for the 7th time, Horschel 1st time
Dufner/D.JohnsonJohnson won in 2010 with Ian Poulter
English/KucharKuchar finished T-2 with David Gossett in 2002
Goosen/JacobsonJacobson finished 11th last year with Greg Norman
Howell III/LeonardHowell finished 2nd last year, Leonard in 2009
Kelly/StrickerWon in 2009, Kelly won in 2006 with Rod Pampling
O'Hair/K.PerryWon in 2012, Perry also won in 2005 and 2008
Poulter/WestwoodPoulter won in 2010 with Dustin Johnson
Sabbatini/VerplankSabbatini finished 2nd last year, Verplank in 2006

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood
Darkhorse - Harris English and Matt Kuchar
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Steve Stricker) - Finished 15th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Ian Poulter) - Finished 7th
 
NOTES:Sean O'Hair and Kenny Perry will try to win this event for the second
straight year, as they team up again at the 25th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout. Tournament host Greg Norman is playing with Jonas Blixt. The purse increased $100,000 from last year to $3.1 million, with the winning team earning $770,000.

In the field is a group of six major champions who have combined for eight major titles - Norman (1986 and 1993 British Open), Mark Calcavecchia (1989 British Open), Justin Leonard (1997 British Open), Mike Weir (2003 Masters), Jason Dufner (2013 PGA Championship) and Retief Goosen (2001 and 2004 U.S. Open).

For the 13th 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 three-day tournament, which is a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, begins on Friday with a modified alternate-shot format, followed by best-ball on Saturday and a scramble on Sunday.

Last year, O'Hair and 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, Fred 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, Keegan 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. They became the first rookie team to win this title.

Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter fired a 13-under 59 in the final round scramble to come from behind and win by two strokes over Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell in 2010. They finished at 30-under-par 186 and both won this event for the first time.

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 three-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 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 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 three-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 $1,738,957 in earnings. Calcavecchia is second with $1,646,875, while Norman is third with $1,630,750.

The PGA Tour returns Jan. 3-6 with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, where Dustin Johnson will defend his title against winners of PGA Tour events from 2013.

12/10 16:36:45 ET

As of December 10, 2013, at 04:36 PM ET

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