Perry, O'Hair claim Shootout

  • Last Updated: December 9 2012, 23:49 GMT

Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied five of the final six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Florida.

Kenny Perry: Teamed up with O'Hair for the win

The duo had held a two-shot lead overnight going into Sunday's scramble but finished up just one clear of their nearest rivals, the fast-charging Charles Howell III and Rory Sabbatini, on 31 under.

Perry has now claimed the trophy on three occasions in his career, each time with a different partner; he triumphed in 2005 with John Huston and then again with Scott Hoch three years later.

The 52-year-old American also becomes the oldest player to ever win the Shootout.

"All three have been different," Perry said of his previous 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."

Howell and Sabbatini made them work, though, managing to combine for a 15-under 57 on the Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club. Their efforts included a stunning eagle on a par-four hole.

Jason Duffner and Vijay Singh finished alone in third place on 28 under for the three-round tournament that uses a different format on each day.

Stewart Cink and Carl Pettersson, first-round leaders Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker and 2009 champions Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker were another shot back in a tie for fourth.


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