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Boo Weekley withdraws from Franklin Templeton Shootout after family bereavements

Last Updated: 10/12/13 3:00pm

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Boo Weekley: Will miss Franklin Templeton Shootout following two family deaths

Boo Weekley: Will miss Franklin Templeton Shootout following two family deaths

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Boo Weekley has withdrawn from this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout after suffering two family bereavements.

The American, 40, has lost both his grandfather and an uncle in the past 10 days and has now informed tournament officials he will not be competing as a result.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Boo during this difficult time," tournament director Taylor Ives stated. "We know he was very close with both of these gentlemen. Without question he needs to be with his family at this time."

Weekley will be replaced by Sweden's Freddie Jacobson at the tournament which gets underway at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Florida on Friday.

Jacobson will partner South Africa's Retief Goosen at the event which pits 12 two-man teams against each other over three days of competition.

Greg Norman, who is partnered by Sweden's Jonas Blixt, plays host, while the teams of Ian Poulter & Lee Westwood and Jason Dufner & Dustin Johnson are amongst the favourites.

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