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Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM   |   Comments

O'Hair-Perry hang on for Shootout victory

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Second-round leaders Sean O'Hair and Kenny Perry hung on for a one-stroke win Sunday at the Franklin Templeton Shootout after combining for a 12-under 60.

The tandem cruised through Sunday's scramble, finishing at 31-under-par 185 on the Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club.

Perry won the event for the third time with a different teammate, while O'Hair logged his first win at the shootout.

Posting the low round of the day was the team of Charles Howell III and Rory Sabbatini. The pair ended one shot off the pace at minus-30 following a combined round of 15-under 57.

Sole possession of third place went to Jason Dufner-Vijay Singh, who registered a 13-under 59 to end at minus-28.

Tied for fourth place one shot further back were Jerry Kelly-Steve Stricker (14-under 58), Stewart Cink-Carl Pettersson (60) and Davis Love III-Brandt Snedeker (62).


Jamieson gets South Africa win in playoff

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Scott Jamieson bested Steve Webster and Eduardo de la Riva in a two-hole playoff Sunday, capturing the weather-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship.

The trio each finished regulation play at 7-under-par 123, and Jamieson went on to card pars on both extra holes to earn the European Tour victory.

The Scotsman proved steady in overtime after firing an 8-under 57 in Sunday's final round. The tournament was shortened to 36 holes after heavy rain pushed the start of the event from Thursday to Saturday.

De la Riva (61) fell out of contention with a bogey on the first extra, while Webster (60) did so on the second hole, handing Jamieson the title.

Sharing fourth place at minus-6 were first-round leaders Tim Clark and Morten Orum Madsen, each of whom shot 1-under 64, as well as Maximilian Kieffer (62) and Matthew Nixon (61).


Dodgers ink S. Korean hurler for 6 years

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has signed a six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Sunday.

The agreement came as the Dodgers' exclusive window to negotiate with Ryu's South Korean team was about to close.

Los Angeles won that right by posting $25.7 million with the Hanwha Eagles.

Ryu, 25, is a seven-year veteran of the Korea Baseball Organization, compiling a 98-52 record with a 2.80 ERA during his Asian career.


Vikes' Kluwe stumps for Ray Guy HOF bid

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Outspoken Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe took on another cause Sunday with an appeal to land former fellow punter Ray Guy in the Hall of Fame.

Kluwe, well known for his support for gay rights and various political causes, turned his attention to Guy -- a six-time all-pro for the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s -- during Sunday's Vikings victory over the Chicago Bears by wearing a message on his uniform.

Kluwe stuck a Post-It Note over the Hall of Fame patch on his uniform bearing the message "Vote Ray Guy" as electors cast their ballots in the run-up to the Feb. 3 announcements, Yahoo! Sports reported.

The Vikings punter said Guy, who is on the 2013 ballot as a seniors nominee, has been snubbed because he was a punter -- no one from that position is in the Hall of Fame.

"He is the most well-known punter to ever play the game of football," Kluwe told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "If you're going to have a Hall of Fame and you don't have the most famous guy at his position, what's the point?"

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