Franklin Templeton Shootout, hosted by Greg Norman, begins on Friday at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. featuring several big names, like 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, FedExCup runner-up Webb Simpson and noted vocalist Ricky Fowler. Below is the TV schedule and tee times for the first day of the event.
The format for the tournament consists of 12 two-man teams playing three rounds of alternate shot, better ball, and scramble. The event is quite fun, as you can see from this notebook item from the local News-Press.com:
In 2007, after hitting their approach shots to the 18th green in the final round, (Camilo) Villegas and then-teammate Chris DiMarco, both former University of Florida golfers, donned Tim Tebow jerseys that had been stashed in their golf bags and ran a short passing play in the fairway with a golf ball.
The defending champions, Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter, are not participating because Johnson is attending a friend's wedding, while Poulter is playing in the European Tour's event this weekend.
TV Schedule: 3 p.m. ET — 6 p.m. ET on The Golf Channel
|9:55 a.m. ET||Jason Dufner/Sean O’Hair and Chad Campbell/Chris DiMarco|
|10:07 a.m. ET||Mark Calcavecchia/Nick Price and Rory Sabbatini/Jhonattan Vegas|
|10:19 a.m. ET||Charles Howell III/Justin Leonard and Stewart Cink/Bo Van Pelt|
|10:31 a.m. ET||Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker and Kenny Perry/Scott Stallings|
|10:43 a.m. ET||Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele and Webb Simpson/Anthony Kim|
|10:55 a.m. ET||Greg Norman/Scott McCarron and Rickie Fowler/Camilo Villegas|