Johnson and Poulter win Shark Shootout with 59

Sun, 12 Dec 19:32:00 2010

Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson held off a stern challenge from Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell to win the Shark Shootout in Florida after an astonishing final day.

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Both pairs smashed the magical 60 barrier at the Tiburon Golf Club with 13-under-par 59s.

Played under scramble rules - when the pairs choose which of their shots is best, and then both hit their next from that position - it was no surprise that the birdies were flying.

The final-round heroics left Johnson and Poulter on 30-under-par 186, two shots clear of Northern Ireland duo McDowell and Clarke.

Overnight leaders Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker fired an eight-under-par 64 on the final day and shared third place with Chris Di Marco and Anthony Kim on 26-under-par.

Tournament host Greg Norman and his partner Matt Kuchar matched the final day 59 of the leading two pairs.

But a disappointing level par opening round had left them too much ground to make up as they finished ninth.

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