NAPLES, Fla. – Keyed by a blazing back nine, Matt Kuchar and Harris English took a four-shot lead after better ball play Saturday in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Thanks to a 27 on the back nine and 60 overall, Kuchar and English are at 20-under at Tiburon Golf Resort’s Gold course. Their better-ball effort is one shot off the tournament record, set by John Daly and Frank Lickliter in 2001.
Retief Goosen andFreddie Jacobson are four shots back at 16-under.
The format will change to a scramble Sunday.
English and Kuchar had six pars in their seven holes before taking off. From Nos. 8-17, they had nine birdies and an eagle.
Canadians Graham DeLaet and Mike Weir are tied for 10th with Jason Dufner & Dustin Johnson at 7-under heading into the final round on Sunday.