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Tim Tebow To Play Franklin Templeton Shootout Pro-Am

15th Year in Naples is Next Week

NAPLES, Fla. (December 3, 2015) – Tournament officials announced today that four sports and television celebrities, including 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, will compete in the Pro-Am of the Franklin Templeton Shootout scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.

Tebow will be making his first appearance at the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

FOX’s Joe Buck, ESPN’s Chris Berman and FOX News Channel’s Bret Baier are also scheduled to participate in the two-day pro-am competition.

Tebow, the celebrated quarterback who guided the University of Florida to a national championship in 2008, will be making his first appearance at the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2010 and played several years in the NFL. Currently, he is a football analyst for the SEC Network.

Buck, an Emmy Award winning sportscaster, returns for his second year and will play in the Pro-Am prior to his Saturday announcing duties on FOX broadcast network for the tournament’s final round. Last year, he played alongside tournament host and FOX’s lead golf analyst Greg Norman, who will not compete in this year’s event due to his recent shoulder surgery.

Berman, the award-winning commentator and host for ESPN is a part-time resident of Southwest Florida. For the past 12 years Berman has made it a point to help the tournament in its quest to raise awareness for children’s cancer. Berman was a member of the winning amateur team in both 2006 and 2008.

Baier will also be making his Pro-Am debut prior to hosting an evening pro-am function. He currently hosts Special Report with Bret Baier on FOX News Channel and recently moderated FOX’s Republican Presidential Debate. He also serves as the network’s chief political anchor.

Pro-Am daily grounds tickets are $25 if purchased by this Sunday by calling 239.254.9770, visiting FranklinTempletonShootout.com or stopping by the PGA TOUR Superstore in Naples or Greg Norman Collection Outlet in Estero. Ticket prices increase by $5 on Monday, December 7th.

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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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


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 Tiburá½¹n 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.


Lee Patterson
Franklin Templeton Shootout
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