Naples, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair combined to card an 8-under 64 on Friday to claim a share of the lead at the end of the first round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
The defending champions were joined by the teams of Harris English and Matt Kuchar, and Charles Howell III and Justin Leonard atop the leaderboard at Tiburon Golf Club.
Perry and O'Hair are trying to become the first back-to-back winners since Hank Kuehne and Jeff Sluman turned the trick in 2003 and 2004. Perry is trying to win this event for the fourth time overall, but for the first time with the same partner.
Retief Goosen and Freddie Jacobson sit in fourth place at 5-under 67, while Chris DiMarco and Billy Horschel, and Jason Dufner and Dustin Johnson share fifth at 4-under 68.
The duo of Rory Sabbatini and Scott Verplank occupy seventh at 3-under 69.
MORE TO FOLLOW.