Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly won Greg Norman's Shark Shootout yesterday in Naples, Fla., closing with a 13-under 59 in the final-round scramble for a one-stroke victory over three teams.
Stricker made an eagle on the par-5 17th, hitting the second shot and the putt, to give the longtime Madison, Wis., friends the lead.
Kenny Perry and J.B. Holmes, three strokes ahead of Kelly and Stricker with five holes to play, both missed birdie putts on No. 18 that would have forced a playoff.
"It's another feather in our cap," said Stricker, the world's No. 3 player who won three times on the PGA Tour this year. "This is a lot of fun. We came here to have fun and to play well at the same time, and we did that."
Kelly and Stricker, who entered the round with a one-stroke lead, finished at 26-under 190 on the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort's Tiburon Golf Club course. They each earned $375,000.
"We were a very good team," Kelly said. "It didn't seem like we were consistently in there with two really good birdie chances, but one of us always seemed to step up."
In other tournaments:
* At Coolum, Australia, Robert Allenby won his fourth Australian PGA title for his second victory in 2 weeks, closing with a 5-under 66 to beat fellow Australians John Senden and Scott Strange by four strokes. Allenby, 38, finished with a 14-under 270 total on the Hyatt Regency resort course.
* At Malelane, South Africa, Pablo Martin of Spain closed with a three-under 69 to hang on for a one-stroke win at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Martin, who won for the second time on the European Tour, finished at 17-under-par 271.