NAPLES, Fla. – Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record.
Kuchar and English finished at 34-under 182, playing their last 28 holes at Tiburon in 25 under. They opened with a 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play and had a 60 on Saturday in better ball.
''It was a fun week,'' Kuchar said. ''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.''
Kuchar and English, who replaced the injured Brandt Snedeker in the field, each earned $385,000.
''It's such a relaxing event,'' Harris said. ''It's really cool being part of this event.''
Goosen and Jacobsen closed with a 61, but had little chance to catch the winners.
''It was unbelievable, quite an exhibition,'' Jacobson said. ''Both guys were putting well and they're solid ball-strikers, so we knew we had to pick up the pace. But they played so well, there's not much you can do about it.''