Perry teams with O'Hair to win Shootout
BY Associated Press
Monday, December 10, 2012
12/10/12 at 4:59 AM
Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied five of the last six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday in Naples, Fla.
The 52-year-old Perry became the oldest player to win the Shootout, and also won for the third time. He won with John Huston in 2005 and Scott Hoch in 2008. Perry joins Steve Elkington, Fred Couples, Brad Faxon and Scott McCarron with three Shootout wins; Elkington and Couples also won with three different partners.
"All three have been different," Perry said of his Shootout victories. "John and I were pretty even partners, and then the year Scott and I won, I played fantastic that week. ... This year, my roles have been reversed, and I was complementing Sean."
Rory Sabbatini and former Oklahoma State star Charles Howell III made a charge on the back nine that included an eagle on a par-4 but finished one stroke back at 30-under 186. They had a 15-under 57 in the scramble format in the final round on the Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club.
Jason Dufner and Vijay Singh finished third at 28 under.
Jamieson wins Mandela Championship: In Durban, South Africa, Scotland's Scott Jamieson won his first European Tour title, beating England's Steve Webster and Spain's Eduardo de la Riva in a playoff after the Nelson Mandela Championship was reduced to a 36-hole shootout because of rain.
Jamieson shot an 8-under 57 in his second round at the shortened Royal Durban Golf Club course, which was adjusted to a par-65 and reduced by about 1,600 yards after being under water on Thursday and Friday because of thunderstorms.
Jamieson won on the second playoff hole after Webster made a bogey. De la Riva was eliminated on the first extra hole.
Schwartzel wins in Thailand: In Chon Buri, Thailand, Charl Schwartzel shot a 7-under 65 for the third time at the Thailand Golf Championship, wrapping up a dominating victory by 11 shots.
Schwartzel led from the first round and never slowed down, finishing with a 25-under total of 263 at the Amata Spring Country Club. Masters winner Bubba Watson also shot a 65 to finish in a tie for distant second.
Senior wins Australian Open: In Sydney, Peter Senior won the Australian Open by one stroke, overcoming severe weather conditions that forced a three-hour suspension because of gale-force winds.
The 53-year-old shot an even-par 72 in the final round at The Lakes to become the oldest Australian Open champion.