Kuchar, English win Shootout, set tourney mark

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm •  Published: December 15, 2013
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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — 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.

The duo beat Retief Goosen and Fredrik Jacobsen by seven strokes, matching the tournament record for margin of victory set by Curtis Strange and Mark O'Meara in 1989 in the inaugural event.

Kuchar and English, who replaced the injured Brandt Snedeker in the field, each earned $385,000.

Goosen and Jacobsen closed with a 61.

Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter had a 59 to finish third at 26 under.