Tiger hunting Shark shooting Big game topics in Naples


NAPLES, Fla. – What are teammates likely to talk about in their Shark Shootout pairings this week?

Some guesses:

Darren Clarke/Graeme McDowell – Tiger hunting. They’ve both outdueled Woods in one-on-one Sunday confrontations. Clarke beat Woods in the WGC Match Play Championship final in 2000. McDowell beat him this past Sunday at the Chevron World Challenge.

Dustin Johnson/Ian Poulter – Bunkers and ball marks. Well, probably not.

Rickie Fowler/Bubba Watson – Cars and video games.

Steve Stricker/Jerry Kelly – Sharp cheddar vs. mild cheddar.

Fred Funk/Kenny Perry: Best early bird specials in Naples.

Greg Norman/Matt Kuchar: The joy of having teeth that line up like perfect little ivory soldiers.

Justin Leonard/Scott Verplank – Cowboys. Whether the Dallas Cowboys could beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Jason Day/Rory Sabbatini: All things Ben Hogan. Day plays out of Hogan’s Alley (Colonial Country Club), Sabbatini won there.

Mark Calcavecchia/Jeff Overton: All things Eric Larson, who used to caddie for Calcavecchia and now caddies for Overton.

David Duval/Davis Love III: The benefits of having a father who was a PGA professional.

K.J. Choi/Mike Weir: How they’re going to pound the Americans at the Presidents Cup in Australia next fall.

Chris DiMarco/Anthony Kim: Whether the Big 12 or SEC is the best football conference in the nation. They both love college football.