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Jason Day Withdraws From Franklin Templeton Shootout

Chris Kirk Now in the Field

Chris Kirk, winner of this year’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, will replace Day in the field.

NAPLES, Fla. (December 1, 2015) – Tournament officials announced today that Jason Day has withdrawn from the 27th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout scheduled for December 7-12, 2015 at the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.

“Regrettably, I am withdrawing from the 2015 Franklin Templeton Shootout to stay in Ohio with my family and newborn daughter Lucy,” said Day. “Our win in 2014 was the beginning of an incredible run for me and I hope I can return to compete in the event in the future.”

Day was scheduled to defend his title with Cameron Tringale in the 12-team competition. Tringale will now partner with Chris Kirk, a four-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including this year’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Kirk, currently 41st in the world, was also a member of the victorious United States’ team at the Presidents Cup in October.

The Franklin Templeton Shootout is the longest-running PGA TOUR-sanctioned post-season event and, throughout its history, the tournament has included many of golf’s greatest players. The Shootout will once again feature a different format during each of the three competitive rounds: Scramble (Thursday), Modified Alternate Shot (Friday) and Better Ball (Saturday).

This year, Golf Channel will televise Thursday and Friday live from 1-4 p.m. ET and FOX will broadcast Saturday’s final round which will be live from 1-5 p.m. ET.

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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PARTICIPATING PROFESSIONALS

Daniel Berger Jason Dufner Harris English
Retief Goosen Charley Hoffman J.B. Holmes
Billy Horschel Charles Howell III Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar Danny Lee Hunter Mahan
Graeme McDowell Sean O'Hair Kenny Perry
Patrick Reed Patrick Rodgers Rory Sabbatini
Brandt Snedeker Steve Stricker Cameron Tringale
Camilo Villegas Mike Weir Gary Woodland

THE TEAMS

Cameron Tringale – Camilo Villegas Harris English – Matt Kuchar
Zach Johnson – Patrick Rodgers Graeme McDowell - Gary Woodland
Daniel Berger – Charley Hoffman Billy Horschel – Hunter Mahan
Sean O'Hair – Mike Weir J.B. Holmes – Patrick Reed
Retief Goosen – Danny Lee Kenny Perry – Steve Stricker
Charles Howell III – Rory Sabbatini Jason Dufner – Brandt Snedeker

 

About Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 150 countries. Through specialized teams, the Company has expertise across all asset classes — including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The Company’s more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $770 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2015. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Four Star Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is renowned for its exceptional personalized service, inventive cuisine and luxurious accommodations, with panoramic views of the adjacent Greg Norman-designed Tiburón Golf Club. The 295-room Mediterranean-style resort, ranked as one of the top hotels in the U.S. by U.S. New & World Report is home to a pair of 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf courses at Tiburón. The course is the host location for both the annual PGA TOUR Franklin Templeton Shootout, held in December and the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship Event, held in November.
About Tiburόn Golf Club
Tiburón Golf Club, offering two Greg Norman-designed golf courses, was carved from 800 acres of prime Southwest Florida real estate. The courses reflect Norman’s appreciation for pristine natural settings and his passion for great golf. The Black and The Gold courses contain a combination of stacked sod-wall bunkers and tricky coquina waste bunkers. Tiburón features a 27,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse with fine dining, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, and a fully-equipped golf shop. The member-only Fitness and Health Club offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, a spacious aerobics room, massage treatment rooms, men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam rooms and a club room for private functions. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Tiburón reflects a strong commitment to enhancing and protecting the natural resources. Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, annually hosts the Franklin Templeton Shootout, the LPGA CME TOUR Championship and is home to the Tiburón Golf Academy and Tiburón Golf Performance Group, featuring top industry professionals in golf instruction, custom club fitting and building, sports psychology and fitness.

Contact

Lee Patterson
Franklin Templeton Shootout
704-553-4790
lee.patterson@gwse.com

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