Kuchar-English Get Record, Shootout Title

Matt Kuchar and Harris English teamed for a 14-under-par 58 in the final-round scramble format and captured the 25th Franklin Templeton Shootout by seven strokes over Retief Goosen and Freddie Jacobson on the Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla.

Kuchar and English finished at 34-under-par 812, tying the tournament record set by Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd in 1982 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. They broke the mark of 33-under at Tiburon set by Brad Faxon and Scott McCarron in 2001.

“It was a fun week,” said Kuchar, who two years ago teamed with Gary Woodland to give the United States the World Cup of Golf title. “This is one of my favorite events of the year. I wish we could more team events. I realize during the year, that’s difficult but to mix up the formats and have a partner here is just a lot of fun. It’s nice to perform well.”

Goosen and Jacobson closed with a 61 to take second by one stroke over Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, who posted a 59.

Chris DiMarco and Billy Horschel combined for a 60 to finish fourth, followed by defending champions Sean O’Hair and Kenny Perry (60), Rory Sabbatini and Scott Verplank (61), and Charles Howell III and Justin Leonard (64).

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