Golf roundup: Perry teams with O’Hair for Shootout win
By The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Updated: Sunday, December 9, 2012
NAPLES, Fla. — Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied five of the last six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday.
Rory Sabbatini and Charles Howell III made a charge on the back nine that included an eagle on a par-4 but finished one stroke back at 30-under-par 186. They had a 15-under 57 in the scramble format in the final round.
The 52-year-old Perry became the oldest player to win the Shootout and also won for the third time with a third different partner. He won with John Huston in 2005 and Scott Hoch in '08. Perry joins Steve Elkington, Fred Couples, Brad Faxon and Scott McCarron with three Shootout wins; Elkington and Couples also won with three different partners.
Jason Dufner and Vijay Singh finished third at 28-under.
In Chon Buri, Thailand, Charl Schwartzel shot a 7-under 65 for the third time at the Thailand Golf Championship, wrapping up a dominating victory by 11 shots.
Schwartzel led from the first round and never slowed down, finishing with a 25-under total of 263 at the Amata Spring Country Club for the South African's first win since last year's Masters. This year's Masters winner Bubba Watson also shot a 65 to finish in a distant tie for second with Thai golfer Thitiphun Chuayprakong, who finished with a 70.
Sergio Garcia of Spain shot a 70 and was fourth, 12 shots back.
PGA Tour of Australasia
In Sydney, Peter Senior won the Australian Open by one stroke, overcoming severe weather conditions that forced a suspension.
The 53-year-old shot an even-par 72 in the final round at The Lakes to become the oldest Australian Open champion. Senior finished with a 4-under 284.
Fellow Australian Brendan Jones was second after a 71, while countryman Cameron Percy finished third after a 73, two strokes behind.
European PGA Tour
In Durban, South Africa, Scott Jamieson of Scotland won his first European PGA Tour title, beating England's Steve Webster and Spain's Eduardo de la Riva in a playoff after the Nelson Mandela Championship was reduced to a 36-hole shootout because of rain.
Jamieson shot an 8-under 57 in his second round.
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