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Davis Love III Withdraws From Franklin Templeton Shootout

Mike Weir Now in the Field

NAPLES, Fla. (December 1, 2016) – Tournament officials announced today that Davis Love III has withdrawn from the 28th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout scheduled for December 5-10, 2016 at the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.

“Unfortunately, I am still feeling the effects of a nagging hip issue and will have to withdraw from this year’s Franklin Templeton Shootout, “said Love. “I always enjoy competing and spending time with friends during this event. Hopefully, I can play next year and try to add to the 1992 win I had with Tom Kite.”

Love was scheduled to play with Gary Woodland in the 12-team competition. Woodland will now compete with Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters champion and eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR. Weir is a five-time member of the International team in the Presidents Cup matches and has played in six World Cup team competitions. Weir was the first alternate via the PGA TOUR’s career money list category.

Throughout its history, the Franklin Templeton Shootout has included many of golf’s greatest players. As a premier PGA TOUR post-season event, the Shootout will once again feature a different format during each competitive round --- Scramble (Thursday), Modified Alternate Shot (Friday) and Better Ball (Saturday). This year, Golf Channel will televise Thursday and Friday live from 2 - 5PM ET and FOX will broadcast Saturday’s final round which will be live from 1 - 5 PM ET.

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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PARTICIPATING PROFESSIONALS

Daniel Berger Kevin Chappell K.J. Choi
Bryson DeChambeau Luke Donald Jason Dufner
Harris English Charley Hoffman Billy Horschel
Charles Howell III Smylie Kaufman Jerry Kelly
Kevin Kisner Russell Knox Matt Kuchar
Sean O'Hair Kenny Perry Rory Sabbatini
Brandt Snedeker Steve Stricker Justin Thomas
Lexi Thompson Mike Weir Gary Woodland

THE TEAMS

Jason DufnerBrandt Snedeker Harris EnglishMatt Kuchar
Bryson DeChambeauLexi Thompson Sean O’Hair - Kenny Perry
Charles Howell IIIRory Sabbatini Smylie KaufmanJustin Thomas
Jerry KellySteve Stricker Mike WeirGary Woodland
Kevin ChappellKevin Kisner Charley HoffmanBilly Horschel
Daniel BergerK.J. Choi Luke DonaldRussell Knox

 

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 180 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 $733 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2016.
About The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond 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, held in November.  

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