About the Merrill Lynch Shootout
The Merrill Lynch Shootout is one of the PGA Tour's most unique tournaments, its format offering intriguing golf betting opportunities.
Greg Norman will host the 20th running of the tournament, on a course designed by the Great White Shark himself, at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida.
Twelve teams of two players compete over three mixed-format rounds. In Round 1 the teams play Alternate Modified Shot. The following day the Better Ball format of the game is used while Scramble is played on the final day.
As host, Greg Norman has played in every Merrill Lynch Shootout since the inaugural event in 1989 but has only managed one victory in 1998. He missed out by just one shot in the 2007 tournament.
A distinguished list of four players have won the tournament: Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Brad Faxon and Scott McCarron. Hoping to join them following the 2008 Merrill Lynch Shootout is two-time winner and current champion Mark Calcavecchia who won with debutant Woody Austin last year.
Merrill Lynch Shootout - Previous Winners
|1989||Curtis Strange & Mark O'Meara|
|1990||Fred Couples & Ray Floyd|
|1991||Tom Purtzer & Lanny Wadkins|
|1992||Tom Kite & Davis Love III|
|1993||Steve Elkington & Ray Floyd|
|1994||Fred Couples & Brad Faxon|
|1995||Mark Calcavecchia & Steve Elkington|
|1996||Jay Haas & Tom Kite|
|1997||Bruce Lietzke & Scott McCarron|
|1998||Greg Norman & Steve Elkington|
|1999||David Duval & Fred Couples|
|2000||Brad Faxon & Scott McCarron|
|2001||Brad Faxon & Scott McCarron|
|2002||Lee Janzen & Rocco Mediate|
|2003||Jeff Sluman & Hank Kuehne|
|2004||Jeff Sluman & Hank Kuehne|
|2005||John Huston & Kenny Perry|
|2006||Jerry Kelly & Rod Pampling|
|2007||Woody Austin & Mark Calcavecchia|