PGA golfers to play in team event

December 10, 2014

Patrick Reed will be among the top players playing in the field this week. (AP)

Patrick Reed will be among the top players playing in the field this week including his partner Brandt Snedeker. (AP)



Site: Naples, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Saturday.

Course: Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Tiburon Golf Club (7,288 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3.1 million. Winners’ shares: $375,000 each.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m., 5-9 p.m. EST) and Fox (Saturday, 1-5 p.m. EST).

Format: Two-player teams. Thursday, scramble; Friday, modified alternate shot; Saturday, better ball.

Teams: Harris English and Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell and Gary Woodland, Keegan Bradley and Camilo Villegas, Billy Horschel and Ian Poulter, Jason Day and Cameron Tringale, Patrick Reed and Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Palmer and Jimmy Walker, Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker, Sean O’Hair and Kenny Perry, Retief Goosen and Mike Weir, Charles Howell III and Scott Verplank, Justin Leonard and Rory Sabbatini.

Last year: Kuchar and English won by seven strokes, shooting a 14-under 58 in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. Kuchar and English finished at 34-under 182, playing their last 28 holes in 25 under.

Last week: Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge by a record 10 strokes, finishing at 26-under 262 at Isleworth. He won the Australian Open the previous week. Tournament host Tiger Woods tied for last in the 18-man field.

Notes: Tournament host Greg Norman is making his Fox broadcasting debut, teaming with Joe Buck. Norman designed the 36-hole Tiburon (“shark” in Spanish) facility. … The tournament is in its 14th year at Tiburon after a year in Miami and 11 at Sherwood in California.