Chris Kirk Now in the Field
Chris Kirk, winner of this yearâ€™s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, will replace Day in the field.
NAPLES, Fla. (December 1, 2015) â€“ Tournament officials announced today that Jason Day has withdrawn from the 27th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout scheduled for December 7-12, 2015 at the TiburĂłn Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
â€śRegrettably, I am withdrawing from the 2015 Franklin Templeton Shootout to stay in Ohio with my family and newborn daughter Lucy,â€ť said Day. â€śOur 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.â€ť
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 yearâ€™s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Kirk, currently 41st in the world, was also a member of the victorious United Statesâ€™ 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 golfâ€™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 Saturdayâ€™s final round which will be live from 1-5 p.m. ET.
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