|DUFNER & SNEDEKER CLAIM VICTORY AT FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT|
NAPLES, Fla. -- Jason Dufner felt his pairing with Brandt Snedeker would work out well, particularly in best ball.
He was right.
Dufner and Snedeker birdied the last two holes in best ball on Saturday and won the Franklin Templeton Shootout by two shots. The Dufner-Snedeker team finished at 30-under 186 at Tiburón Golf Club.
|Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker birdied the last two holes in a better-ball format and won by two shots.|
"I'm pretty consistent, I'm in the fairway, I'm on the greens. That gives him a lot of confidence," Dufner said. "He putts really well so that gives me more confidence. I was able to stroke the ball a lot freer this week."
Added Snedeker: "I play with Jason a lot and this is the best I've ever seen him roll it."
Harris English and Matt Kuchar, who have finished first, second and second the past three years, shot 28 under for second. Charley Hoffman and PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger finished at 27 under.
Hoffman and Berger, who led by a shot after Friday's round, struggled early, particularly Hoffman.
Dufner-Snedeker, starting one shot back, had six birdies on the front nine. A Snedeker chip-in from 30 feet on No. 3 helped get them off to a good start.
"I thought today we did exactly what I thought we had to do," Snedeker said.
|The team of Harris English and Matt Kuchar have finished first, second and second the past three years.|
They followed with birdies on Nos. 10, 12, 13, 17 and 18 as they kept attacking.
"The key for us was 17," Snedeker said. "(Jason) made a clutch, tough 4-footer down the hill that gave us the lead going into the last hole."
English-Kuchar missed some of the putts they made on their way to the 2013 title. One of the putts that left Kuchar particularly frustrated was a 4-footer he sent long on No. 15.
"On 15, it was left to right, which is not easy and the wind was going with the break," Kuchar said. "Usually, that's one I make most of the time. It's a bummer to miss it.
"We had good putts and it was a good week but to win, you certainly have to make ones inside 10 feet and then make a couple of others."
|FINAL SCORES & EARNINGS|
|1||Jason Dufner & Brandt Snedeker||-11||-8||-11||-30||$385,000 each|
|2||Harris English & Matt Kuchar||-14||-5||-9||-28||$242,500 each|
|3||Daniel Berger & Charley Hoffman||-12||-8||-7||-27||$145,000 each|
|4||Billy Horschel & Hunter Mahan||-13||-4||-8||-25||$115,000 each|
|5||Cameron Tringale & Camilo Villegas||-12||-3||-6||-21||$100,000 each|
|6||Graeme McDowell & Gary Woodland||-13||-2||-5||-20||$90,000 each|
|T7||Sean O’Hair & Mike Weir||-7||-5||-7||-19||$83,750 each|
|T7||Retief Goosen & Danny Lee||-9||E||-10||-19||$83,750 each|
|9||Kenny Perry & Steve Stricker||-7||-5||-6||-18||$80,000 each|
|T10||Charles Howell III & Rory Sabbatini||-10||-4||-3||-17||$76,250 each|
|T10||Zach Johnson & Patrick Rodgers||-8||-5||-4||-17||$76,250 each|
|12||J.B. Holmes & Patrick Reed||-11||-3||-2||-16||$72,500 each|
|FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT 5K PRESENTED BY GREG NORMAN ESTATES|
In the 7th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout 5K presented by Greg Norman Estates, 30 year old Columbus, OH resident, Jesse Armbruster, sprinted to the finish line as he took home the overall title with a time of 16:17. In the female division, 28 year old Naples resident, Alexandra Gardino, captured victory with a time of 20:21.
In the Grand Master’s category, David Browne (19:15) and Jeannie Rice (22:19) were the top finishers.
This annual Shootout tradition welcomed more than 500 runners who competed on a self-contained course within the Tiburón Golf Club community. Each runner received a daily grounds ticket to the Franklin Templeton Shootout and a t-shirt. Proceeds from the race once again benefited CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.
|NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND AND EVERGLADES CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU FAMILY GOLF CLINIC|
The Franklin Templeton Shootout in conjunction with Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the Family Golf Clinic following play on Friday. Families and golfers alike were treated to an instructional clinic by Greg Norman, J.B. Holmes, Graeme McDowell and Gary Woodland. Peter Johncke also performed in front of the crowd and put his trick shots on full display for the fans.
|SHARK PASS – VALID AGAIN MAY 1st|
- Over 85 vouchers providing access to 11 premier golf courses in Southwest Florida at discounted rates
- Valid: Now - Dec. 31, 2015 & May 1 - Oct. 31, 2016
- Rates: $40 - $85 (inclusive of tax)
- Heritage Bay is no longer participating during the months of November and December of the Shark Pass
|3. STOP BY||PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE, NAPLES OR|
GREG NORMAN COLLECTION OUTLET STORE, ESTERO OR
GREG NORMAN COLLECTION, SAWGRASS MILLS, SUNRISE
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