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Golf: Kuchar, English win Shootout, set tourney mark

Published December 15, 2013 6:41 pm

Golf • Seven-shot margin of victory matches record in event.
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Naples, Fla. • Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record.

Kuchar and English finished at 34-under 182, playing their last 28 holes at Tiburon in 25 under. They opened with a 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play and had a 60 on Saturday in better ball.

The duo beat Retief Goosen and Fredrik Jacobsen by seven strokes, matching the tournament record for margin of victory set by Curtis Strange and Mark O'Meara in 1989 in the inaugural event.

Kuchar and English, who replaced the injured Brandt Snedeker in the field, each earned $385,000.

Thailand Championship

Sergio Garcia shot a final-round 68 to beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes and win the Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi.

The 33-year-old Spaniard, who held the lead since the second round, turned in a solid final round that featured six birdies and two bogeys to finish on 22-under 266.

The victory is Garcia's first since the Johor Open, an Asian Tour event in Malaysia, last December.