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|Second-round results from the $3,000,000 ($750,000 – winners share) Franklin Templeton Shootout... Saturday, December 8, 2012...7,288-yard, par 36-36—72, Tiburón Golf Club (Gold Course) at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, FL...54-hole PGA TOUR-sanctioned event featuring 12 two-man teams with a different format each day…Today’s format was Best Ball…Saturday’s weather: Partly cloudy. Highs reaching 80 degrees with winds from the ESE at 5-10 mph. Play was suspended at 1:59 p.m. due to heavy rain with only two teams finished. Play resumed at 3:49 p.m. for a total delay of 1 hour and 50 minutes.|
- 1. Sean O’Hair/Kenny Perry 64-61—125 (-19)
- 2. Davis Love III/Brandt Snedeker 62-65—127 (-17)
- T3. Charles Howell III/Rory Sabbatini 66-63—129 (-15)
- T3. Jason Dufner/Vijay Singh 66-63—129 (-15)
- T3. Stewart Cink/Carl Pettersson 67-62—129 (-15)
- T6. Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker 68-63—131 (-13)
- T6. Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele 67-64—131 (-13)
- 8. Dustin Johnson/Ian Poulter 67-65—132 (-12)
- 9. Bud Cauley/Rickie Fowler 66-67—133 (-11)
- 10. Justin Leonard/Scott Verplank 70-67—137 (-7)
- 11. Fredrik Jacobson/Greg Norman 72-68—140 (-4)
- 12. Mark Calcavecchia/Mike Weir 70-71—141 (-3)
NEWS & NOTES
- Since the event moved to Naples in 2001, the second-round leaders/co-leaders have won six of 11 events. Second-round leaders won three straight from 2007-09 and last year Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele won after holding a one shot lead after two rounds.
- Kenny Perry is making his 10th start in the Shootout, while partner Sean O’Hair is making his second. Kenny Perry won the Shootout in 2005 with John Huston as his partner and again in 2008 with Scott Hoch as his partner.
- The lowest round in tournament history in Best Ball format is a 57 from Craig Stadler /Lanny Wadkins in 1996. Since moving to Tiburón Golf Club in 2001 the best round in Best Ball was a 59 shot by John Daly/Frank Lickliter in 2001. Below are the lowest Best Ball rounds in tournament history:
- 57 Craig Stadler /Lanny Wadkins (1996)
- 59 John Daly/Frank Lickliter (2001)
- 59 Bruce Lietzke/Scott McCarron (1997)
- 59 Curtis Strange/Mark O'Meara (1990)
- The lowest 36-hole score at the Shootout is a 121 (23-under) shot by Fred Couples/Raymond Floyd in 1990 (64-57).
- Brandt Snedeker is making his first start in the Shootout, while his partner Davis Love III is making his sixth start. Love partnered with Tom Kite his first three years in 1991, 1992 and 1993, earning a win in 1992 by one shot over Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd.
- This week marks the fifth time Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker have been paired as a team at the Franklin Templeton Shootout. That is the third longest time period the same two players have played together in tournament history. Arnold Palmer and Peter Jacobsen were a duo seven times from 1989 through 1995. Mark O’Meara and Curtis Strange were a pairing six times.
- Mark Calcavecchia is playing with his 12th different partner in this tournament, teaming up with Mike Weir this year. This is Calcavecchia’s 19th appearance in the Shootout, second only to host Greg Norman, who is playing for the 23nd time.
- For the first time in Shootout history, two teams will be defending a title this week, per se. 2011 champions Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele are back to defend in a normal calendar year. Meanwhile, 2010 champions Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson are also returning as a team after missing last year due to scheduling conflicts by both players.
- The only two teams to successfully defend their title were Brad Faxon/Scott McCarron (2000, 2001) and Hank Kuehne/Jeff Sluman (2002, 2003).
- Seven different countries are represented this week at the Franklin Templeton Shootout—Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, South Africa, Sweden and the United States.
- Five individuals are competing in their first Shootout: Bud Cauley, Carl Pettersson, Vijay Singh, Brandt Snedeker and Fredrik Jacobson. Only nine players have been on a winning team in their first start in the tournament. That list includes Mark O’Meara (1989), Curtis Strange (1989), Fred Couples (1990), Scott McCarron (1997), Hank Kuehne (2003), Rod Pampling (2006), Woody Austin (2007), Keegan Bradley (2011) and Brendan Steele (2011).
- The format for Sunday’s final round will be a Scramble.
- The winning team will split $750,000.
- The overall winners in Saturday’s Franklin Templeton Shootout 5K race were Erin Kendall (Naples, FL) in the Female Division and Jesse Armbruster (Columbus, OH) in the Male Division.
- Sunday’s final-round will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on NBC Sports from 3-6 p.m.
|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 solutions managed by its Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Fiduciary Trust, Darby and Bissett investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 60 years of investment experience and over $749 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2012. . For more information, visit franklintempleton.com.|
|About Tiburón Golf Club|
|Tiburón Golf Club, a WCI managed facility, featuring 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. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Tiburón reflects a strong commitment to enhancing and protecting the natural resources.|
|About The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples|
|The AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is renowned for its outstanding service, incredible cuisine and luxurious accommodations with panoramic views. The 295-room Mediterranean-style resort, ranked as the top golf resort in Florida by Golf Digest (October 2009), is home to a pair of 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf courses at Tiburón. |
|About Greg Norman Production Company|
|The Greg Norman Production Company (GNPC), a subsidiary of Great White Shark Enterprises, is devoted to event management and sports marketing. The GNPC is proud to operate the PGA TOUR-sanctioned Mayakoba Golf Classic, Franklin Templeton Shootout, Valero Texas Open, GolfPARatodos, Three Friends: One Goal, Greg Norman Estates events and many other corporate and special events. The 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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