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Sean O'Hair & Kenny Perry Lead Shootout

Round 2 Recap
Round 2 Game Story

NAPLES, Fla. -- Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair took a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Saturday, birdieing the final six holes in better-ball play for an 11-under 61.

O'Hair chipped in for birdie on No. 13 just ahead of a downpour that delayed play for 1 hour, 50 minutes.

"We got pretty hot," O'Hair said. "Kenny did a great job when I wasn't in the hole ... then I did a pretty good job when Kenny wasn't in the hole."

Perry and O'Hair are 19 under overall, two strokes ahead of first-round leaders Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker at Tiburón Golf Club. Love and Snedeker had a 65.

The round was delayed by heavy rain and wind for 1 hour, 50 minutes.

O'Hair chipped in for birdie on No. 13 just ahead of the downpour. But the two didn't let the delay affect them. Perry birdied Nos. 14 and 15, O'Hair birdied Nos. 16 and 17, and Perry made one on the last hole.

"It was amazing," said Perry, who won the event in 2005 and 2008. "We come back right out of the hopper and birdie the last five holes."

"You have to keep your momentum," O'Hair said.

Love and Snedeker couldn't. After birdieing three straight holes on the back and making a par, the two made two birdies in the last five holes after play resumed.

"Finally started making some birdies and we had to stop," Love said. "We had a rough par 5 when we came back and didn't make a birdie."

History is on the side of O'Hair and Perry. The second-round leaders have gone on to win six out of the past 11, and four of the last five.

The 12 two-man teams will play a scramble Sunday.

"It we just go out there and do our job, everybody is going to have a hard time catching us," O'Hair said.

"It's a good format for us, but I think we'll have to birdie every hole, and that's really no secret," said Love, whose team parred seven of the first nine holes.

Jason Dufner and Vijay Singh, Stewart Cink and Carl Pettersson, and Charles Howell III and Rory Sabbatini were tied for third at 15 under.

Defending champions Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele shot a 64 to get to 13 under.

The winners will split $750,000.

 

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 approximately $898 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014. 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 (2014), is home to a pair of 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf courses at Tiburón and is the location to the annual PGA TOUR's Franklin Templeton Shootout, hosted in December and the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship event, held in November. The Tiburón Golf Course complex is complete with the with the PGA TOURAcademy, recognized as one of the top academies in the country and the TaylorMade Performance Lab which unites the golfer and fitter with advanced technology to create the ultimate club fitting experience. January 4, 2012, marked the 10th anniversary of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
About Greg Norman Production Company
The Greg Norman Production Company (GNPC), a subsidiary of Great White Shark Enterprises, is a full service sports marketing company devoted to providing its clients with turn-key event management and consulting services. GNPC is proud to operate three PGA TOUR-sanctioned events, including the Franklin Templeton Shootout, and a variety of corporate and special events. GNPC prides itself on producing events and marketing initiatives that not only reflect the discerning standards of its namesake, but of its clients as well.

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704-553-4790
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