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2009 In Review

2009 Franklin Templeton Shootout
Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
December 10-13, 2009

Stricker/Kelly Win 21st Annual Franklin Templeton Shootout By One

The 2009 Franklin Templeton Shootout concluded in exciting fashion as the team of Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker held off J.B. Holmes & Kenny Perry to secure a one-shot victory. The fellow Wisconsin natives shot a final round 13-under par in the scramble format to finish with an overall score of 26-under.

Kelly & Stricker started the final round with a one-shot lead but found themselves trailing Holmes & Perry by a shot when the reached the par 5 17th hole. These teams quickly exchanged places on the leader board however as Holmes & Perry had to settle for par while Stricker sank a clutch eagle putt! Holmes & Perry had a chance to force a playoff on 18 but each narrowly missed their birdie attempts preserving Kelly & Stricker's lead and the title.

The victory was Stricker's first Shootout title and second for Kelly, who also won the 2006 event with teammate Rod Pampling. Kelly & Stricker split the 1st place prize of $750,000 for their efforts.

FINAL SCORES & EARNINGS
PlaceTeamRoundScoreEarnings
123
1Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker-6-7-13-26$375,000 each
T2J.B. Holmes & Kenny Perry-2-10-13-25$161,666 each
T2Justin Leonard & Scott Verplank-6-6-13-25$161,666 each
T2Chad Campbell & Tim Clark-5-5-15-25$161,666 each
T5Steve Flesch & Dustin Johnson-5-7-11-23$91,250 each
T5Ross Fisher & Ian Poulter-4-6-13-23$91,250 each
7Chris DiMarco & Rickie Fowler-3-7-10-20$82,500 each
T8Mark Calcavecchia & Brian Gay-3-3-12-18$77,500 each
T8Graeme McDowell & Boo Weekley-1-7-10-18$77,500 each
T8Brad Faxon & Matt Kuchar1-10-9-18$77,500 each
11Zach Johnson & Nick Price-1-7-8-16$72,500 each
12George McNeill & Jeff Sluman-3-2-10-15$70,000 each
Last Updated: December 13, 2009, 3:07 pm EST

2009 News Index

Stricker/Kelly Win 21st Franklin Templeton Shootout By One
Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly won The Franklin Templeton Shootout by a stroke on Sunday.

Stricker And Kelly Take 1-Shot Lead At Shootout
Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly fell out of the lead for most of the day before rebounding nicely at the end of The Franklin Templeton Shootout's second round.

Second Round News & Notes
Second round news & notes from the 2009 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Two Teams Atop The Leaderboard After Round 1
The two teams tied for the lead at The Franklin Templeton Shootout arrived there different ways Friday.

First Round News & Notes
First round news & notes from the 2009 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Norman Tackling Expanded Role As Host
The Shark is back, but not in the field of this year's Franklin Templeton Shootout. Greg Norman is fully serving his duties as tournament host this week at Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

Thursday News & Notes
Chris DiMarco, easily the most passionate Florida Gators fan on the PGA Tour, admitted he was humbled by last week's SEC Championship Game, which the Gators lost to Alabama, 32-13.

CureSearch Takes Center Stage At Shootout
The Franklin Templeton Shootout's Thursday night dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort is usually emotional. It's when the tournament's charity takes center stage. CureSearch, which supports the Children's Oncology Group, has been the main beneficiary for nearly the entire 21 years of the Shootout.

Wednesday News & Notes
England's Ian Poulter is a traveling man, to say the least. Poulter, like many Europeans, isn't one to shy away from crossing continents to play professional golf.

Tuesday News & Notes
Boomer will be back at The Franklin Templeton Shootout this morning. ESPN's Chris Berman will tee off at 8:13 a.m. and play in professional Matt Kuchar's group.

Norman Set To Host 21st Annual Franklin Templeton Shootout
Greg Norman isn't playing, but the Shark will still be circling the grounds at Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

This & That On The 2009 Franklin Templeton Shootout Field
An impressive field of individuals will meet as partners in Naples next week for the 21st annual The Franklin Templeton Shootout. Here are some interesting news and notes regarding this special group who will compete at Tiburón Golf Club for the ninth straight year.

2009 Shootout Pairings Announced; Southwest Florida's McNeill To Compete
Tournament host Greg Norman has completed his annual puzzle of placing a collection of the best players in the world into two-man teams as the 21st annual Franklin Templeton Shootout returns to Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples December 9-13.

Final Spots In The Field Announced As Twenty-Four Competitors Prepare For The Franklin Templeton Shootout
The field for the 21st edition of The Franklin Templeton Shootout is set as the tournament returns to Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples December 9-13.

Media Day Transcript
On Friday, October 2nd, Greg Norman talked via teleconference with members of the press to talk about the 2009 Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Five 2009 Champions Highlight Field As The Franklin Templeton Shootout Returns to Naples for Ninth Year
Host Greg Norman announced today that defending champions Kenny Perry and Scott Hoch will return to Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort December 9-13 for The Franklin Templeton Shootout.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Named Top Golf Resort In Florida
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples receives high accolades once again from Golf Digest in the 7th annual golf resorts survey.

2009 Interview Transcripts

Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker
December 13, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker
December 12, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

J.B. Holmes & Kenny Perry
December 12, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

Brad Faxon & Matt Kuchar
December 12, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker
December 11, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

Justin Leonard & Scott Verplank
December 11, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

Chad Campbell & Tim Clark
December 11, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

Kenny Perry
December 10, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

Greg Norman
December 10, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

George McNeill & Jeff Sluman
December 9, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

Rickie Fowler
December 9, 2009. Courtesy of ASAPSports.

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