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2006 In Review

2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout
Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
November 6-12, 2006

Kelly And Pampling Win Shootout

Jerry Kelly and Rod Pampling won The Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday, beating Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank with a bogey on the first hole of a playoff in the Greg Norman-hosted event.

"We had a ton of fun out all day every day we were out there. We just really enjoyed each other's company," said Pampling, who teamed with Kelly after Peter Jacobsen dropped out after having a hip replaced.

Pampling and Kelly split $675,000 from the $2.75 million purse.

FINAL ROUND
PlaceTeamRoundThruScoreEarnings
123
1x -Rod Pampling & Jerry Kelly-8-10-1318-31$337,500 each
2 Justin Leonard & Scott Verplank-9-9-1318-31$215,000 each
T3John Huston & Kenny Perry-4-11-1318-28$104,166 each
T3Chad Campbell & Nick Price-5-9-1418-28$104,166 each
T3Trevor Immelman & Rory Sabbatini-6-9-1318-28$104,166 each
T6John Daly & J.B. Holmes-9-10-818-27$80,000 each
T6Fred Funk & Scott Hoch-4-9-1418-27$80,000 each
T8Brad Faxon & J.J. Henry-6-7-1218-25$73,750 each
T8Mark O'Meara & Jeff Sluman-6-9-1018-25$73,750 each
10Mark Calcavecchia & Steve Elkington-2-7-1418-23$70,000 each
11Greg Norman & Nick FaldoE-7-1218-19$67,500 each
12Fred Couples & Annika Sorenstam-1-5-1218-18$65,000 each
x - won in playoffLast Updated: November 12, 2006, 2:29 pm EST

2006 News Index

Franklin Templeton Shootout: An Ace For Our Community
Congratulations to all who worked on, played in or went out to watch The Franklin Templeton Shootout at Tiburó n Golf Club in North Naples over the weekend � yet another class act staged by and starring Greg Norman.

Kelly And Pampling Win Shootout
Jerry Kelly and Rod Pamling won The Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday, beating Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank with a bogey on the first hole of a playoff in the Greg Norman-hosted event.

Pampling Is Kelly's Hero
Jerry Kelly had a nice substitute for a partner. Good enough to win the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout. Kelly and Rod Pampling, who replaced Bonita Springs' Peter Jacobsen after he had a hip replacement, bogeyed the first playoff hole, but beat Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank at Tiburón Golf Club on Sunday.

Pampling And Kelly Capture Shootout Title
Rod Pampling and Jerry Kelly beat Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank on the first sudden-death playoff hole Sunday to win The Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Winning Interview With Rod Pampling And Jerry Kelly
Teammates Rod Pampling and Jerry Kelly sat down with members of the press following their playoff victory at the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Daly And Holmes Edge Ahead
Long-hitters John Daly and J.B. Holmes shot a 10-under 62 on Saturday in the best-ball round to take a one-stroke lead over two teams in The Franklin Templeton Shootout.

An Interview With John Daly And J.B. Holmes
Teammates John Daly And J.B. Holmes sat down with members of the press following the second round of the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

An Interview With Rod Pampling And Jerry Kelly
Teammates Rod Pampling and Jerry Kelly sat down with members of the press following the second round of the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Local Teen Tells His - And Sister's - Survival Story
Gulf Coast High senior Greg Lang and sister Kaitlyn, a freshman, were both stricken with cancer at a young age while suffering from a rare inherited condition redisposing them to the disease.

The Long And The Short Of It
The long and the short of it are on top after the first day of The Franklin Templeton Shootout. Long-hitters John Daly and J.B. Holmes and shorter-off-the-tee Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank both shot 9-under-par 63s in the modified alternate shot format at Tiburón Golf Club.

Daly/Holmes, Leonard/Verplank Lead Shootout
The teams of John Daly and J.B. Holmes and Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank shot matching nine-under-par 63s on Friday to share the lead after the first round of The Franklin Templeton Shootout.

An Interview With John Daly And J.B. Holmes
Teammates John Daly And J.B. Holmes sat down with members of the press following the first round of the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

An Interview With Justin Leonard And Scott Verplank
Teammates Justin Leonard And Scott Verplank sat down with members of the press following the first round of the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

An Interview With Rod Pampling And Jerry Kelly
Teammates Rod Pampling and Jerry Kelly sat down with members of the press following the first round of the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

All Eyes On Annika
Annika Sorenstam is back playing with the boys, albeit in a different format. Three years after becoming the first female in 45 years to play in a PGA Tour event, Sorenstam will play in her third challenge season tournament, The Franklin Templeton Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club from Friday through Sunday.

Adversaries No More
The Golf Channel's Vince Cellini recently asked Nick Faldo what was going through his mind when he won the 1996 Masters. Faldo wriggled a bit in his chair, looking a bit uncomfortable. "Obviously, well, it's a real tough one, isn't it?" Faldo said. "With him sitting here, this is very different."

This And That On The Shootout
An impressive field has descended on Naples this week for the 18th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout. Here are some interesting facts about the career accomplishments of this special group.

Big Crowds Expected At Shootout
Just over a year after a woman named Wilma ruined preparations for Greg Norman's Shootout, another one has provided a boost to exposure and ticket sales. Crowds already were bustling at The Franklin Templeton Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club, and it was only Thursday -- 12 1/2 months after Hurricane Wilma ravaged Southwest Florida.

Gary McCord Handicaps The Field
CBS Sports golf analyst Gary McCord handicaps the teams at The Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Segway x2 Golf Premiers At Shootout
Segway Inc. and the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. announced that the Tiburón Golf Club will be the first in the country to offer the Segway® x2 Golf to its clients. Visitors to the 18th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club will have the opportunity to see and try the Segway x2 Golf

An Interview With Greg Norman
On Thursday, Nov. 9, Greg Norman sat down with members of the press to talk about the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

An Interview With Nick Faldo
On Thursday, Nov. 9, Nick Faldo sat down with members of the press to talk about the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Huston And Perry Back, Ready To Defend
Look at the 2006 PGA Tour money list and the team of Kenny Perry and John Huston would be the least likely choice to win this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout But don't discount this pair. They are the defending champions and, more importantly, longtime friends.

Norman To Host Free Golf Clinic
One thing that people talk about concerning The Franklin Templeton Shootout is the atmosphere. There are only 24 players, so following them is easy. It's challenge season, so they're more laid back. But that connection also goes directly back to the fans at the CureSearch Family Golf Clinic on Friday at 3:30 p.m. on the Tiburón driving range.

An Interview With Annika Sorenstam And Fred Couples
Teammates Annika Sorenstam and Fred Couples sit down with members of the press to talk about the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

When Shark Talks, Kids Listen
The 80 schoolchildren at Pelican Marsh Elementary School looked on, some of them in awe, as the Shark strode into the pavilion area. And so did the teachers and administrators as well. Many of them took pictures or video.

Berman To Play Shootout Pro-am
Chris Berman is coming back, back, back to The Franklin Templeton Shootout. Only this time, he's just bringing his golf clubs. The ESPN anchor and part-time Captiva Island resident will play in the pro-am on Wednesday and Thursday. But Berman won't emcee the Thursday night tournament banquet this year; CBS Sports' Jim Nantz has that honor.

Renowned Artist Linda Hartough To Appear At Shootout
On Sunday, November 12, internationally renowned golf landscape artist Linda Hartough will be at The Franklin Templeton Shootout signing her books and prints.

Pampling Replaces Jacobsen In Shootout
The Franklin Templeton Shootout went right to someone heading to the Tour Championship as a replacement on Wednesday. Rod Pampling, the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational winner and currently 21st on the money list, was named to fill in for Bonita Springs resident Peter Jacobsen in the Shootout.

Annika Glad To Be Paired With Couples
The current queen of women's golf is excited to be playing with the King of Silly Season. Annika Sorenstam said in a conference call Wednesday that she can't wait to play with Fred Couples in this year's Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Pairings Set For 18th Franklin Templeton Shootout
Greg Norman has matched a collection of golf's highly successful individual players into powerful two-person teams as the 18th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout returns to Tiburón November 8-12.

Match Shootout Pairings And Meet Greg Norman
An exclusive offer for Naples Daily News readers: You have the opportunity to meet Greg Norman and have your picture taken with the World Golf Hall of Famer at the 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout! All it takes is a little Shootout knowledge and some creative thinking... and a little luck!

Strong Field Of Worldwide Champions Set For Franklin Templeton Shootout
A foursome that boasts a collective seven major championships and more than 30 worldwide victories has been added to The Franklin Templeton Shootout field and will join host Greg Norman November 8-12 at Tiburón Golf Club for the PGA TOUR's premier post-season event. Nick Faldo, Steve Elkington, J.J Henry and Peter Jacobsen complete the field of 24 professionals.

Jacobsen To Play Franklin Templeton Shootout
Just three weeks after having his left hip replaced, Peter Jacobsen already is hitting balls. For the Bonita Springs resident, that's enough to accept a spot in next month's Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Franklin Templeton Shootout Announces Four Additional Player Commitments
Brad Faxon, Jerry Kelly, Mark O'Meara and Rory Sabbatini are the latest players to join host Greg Norman November 8-12 at Tiburon Golf Club for the 18th edition of The Franklin Templeton Shootout. The final field, expected to be confirmed by the end of September, will consist of 24 professionals grouped into 12 two-person teams.

Tickets on Sale for Southwest Florida's Only PGA TOUR Event
Merrill Lynch announced that tickets for the 18th annual PGA TOUR-sanctioned event are now on sale. The Shootout offers the premier event for Southwest Florida golf enthusiasts, and promises to create intense competition among 24 of the best professionals in the world.

Four 2006 Champions Highlight Impressive Early Field As Franklin Templeton Shootout Enters 18th Year
Host Greg Norman announced today that defending champions John Huston and Kenny Perry will return to Tiburon Golf Club from November 8-12, and will be met by a collection of golf's brightest stars as 16 players have committed to The Franklin Templeton Shootout.

A Taste of WCI Offers Golf Fans Opportunity to Play World-Class Courses with Week-Long Admission to The Franklin Templeton Shootout
The Franklin Templeton Shootout is now accepting advance reservations from South Florida golf fans for the purchase of A Taste of WCI ticket package.

Announcing The Franklin Templeton Shootout (Transcript)
Greg Norman and Merrill Lynch announce a multi-year agreement for the title sponsorship of Southwest Florida's PGA Tour stop, to be named The Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Merrill Lynch Named Title Partner Of Greg Norman's PGA TOUR Event
Greg Norman and Merrill Lynch announce a multi-year agreement for the title sponsorship of Southwest Florida's PGA Tour stop, to be named The Franklin Templeton Shootout. For the 18th anniversary of the professional golf competition, Fred Couples and Annika Sörenstam have committed to the elite, 24-person field.

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