PGA Tour

English, Kuchar grab Shootout lead

2015-12-11 07:08
Matt Kuchar (AP)

Miami -Americans Matt Kuchar and Harris English combined for a 14-under par 58 in a scramble format Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the 27th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Florida.

The three-day invitational event hosted by retired Australian star Greg Norman matches 12 pairs of golf's top men's players in three different styles, with Friday featuring a modified alternate shot and Saturday's final round utilizing a better-ball format.

Kuchar and English, the only pairing to have played the event together more than once, won the Shootout in 2013 and finished second last year.

Kuchar comes off a win in October at the Fiji International event on the Australasia PGA Tour while English has a best finish of second this year, losing a playoff at Torrey Pines.

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