Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele won last year's Franklin Templeton Shootout by three strokes and will be walking the fairways of Tiburon Golf Club in Naples to defend their title this weekend. It will be tough to win again this year with seven players ranked in the world's top-30 competing, including Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Ian Poulter amongst others. Bradley is currently ranked No. 11 in the world, with Steele currently sitting at No. 196. Past champions Davis Love III and Mark Calcavecchia will also be participating.
The tournament, hosted by Greg Norman, doesn't feature a normal 72-hole format. Two man teams compete over three days, playing 54 holes. Friday is a modified alternate shot, Saturday is best ball and Sunday features a scramble format with the lowest aggregate score picking up the win.
The winning pair will bring home $375,000 of the total $3 million purse. You catch the tournament on the Golf Channel on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m EST. Coverage for the weekend shifts to NBC from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST for the final round on Sunday.
Below is a look at the entire field, which you can also find here.
|Keegan Bradley||Dustin Johnson||Ian Poulter|
|Mark Calcavecchia||Jerry Kelly||Rory Sabbatini|
|Bud Cauley||Justin Leonard||Vijay Singh|
|Stewart Cink||Davis Love III||Brandt Snedeker|
|Jason Dufner||Greg Norman||Brendan Steele|
|Rickie Fowler||Sean O'Hair||Steve Stricker|
|Charles Howell III||Kenny Perry||Scott Verplank|
|Fredrik Jacobson||Carl Pettersson||Mike Weir|