English, Kuchar triumph in Naples

The team of Harris English and Matt Kuchar claimed a convincing seven-shot win at the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

The American duo shot a closing 12-under-par 58 on the final day of the three-day event in Naples, Florida, for a 34 under total, leaving second-placed Retief Goosen and Freddie Jacobson trailing in their wake seven shots back.

Goosen and Jacobson also shot 11 under for the second consecutive day, but failed to make up any ground.

The English pair of Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter claimed third place a shot further adrift on 26 under after closing with an 11-under-par 59.

Chris DiMarco and Billy Horschel followed in fourth place on 24 under, while defending champions Sean O’Hair and Kenny Perry, who led after the first day’s play but lost ground on Saturday, were fifth on 23 under.

Rory Sabbatini and Scott Verplank finished on 22 under with Charles Howell and Justin Leonard a further stroke behind.