Greg Norman doesn’t tee it up very often these days, but every December he’s guaranteed to play on one of his best creations, Naples’ Tiburon Golf Club.
In other words, time is nearing for the 25th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout. The two-man team event is a highlight of golf’s “Silly Season,” the slow time at the end of the year when there are no official events but still a few chances to play and put on a good show.
At the same time that some of golf’s legends tee it up with sons and daughters at the PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando, another group of big names is coming to Tiburon Dec. 9-15.
Tournament host Norman is playing with blooming star Jonas Blixt, while Champions Tour star Kenny Perry and PGA Tour winner Sean O’Hair return as defending champs.
Other notable teams include a University of Florida duo in Chris DiMarco and Billy Horschel and Wisconsin friends Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker.
Better believe there will be some wintering Cheeseheads in the gallery at Tiburon, along with many other golf fans. The Franklin Templeton Shootout is one of the bigger events of December in Southwest Florida.
Here’s all 12 teams:
Sean O’Hair--Kenny Perry
Jonas Blixt--Greg Norman
Ian Poulter--Lee Westwood
Matt Kuchar--Brandt Snedeker
Jerry Kelly--Steve Stricker
Jason Dufner--Dustin Johnson
Chris DiMarco--Billy Horschel
Mark Calcavecchia--Chad Campbell
Rory Sabbatini--Scott Verplank
Graham DeLaet--Mike Weir
Charles Howell III--Justin Leonard
Retief Goosen--Boo Weekley
For more information or to buy tickets, visit the tournament’s website.