Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele are defending their title in the Franklin Templeton Shootout, and Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter also are back for the first time since winning the team event.
''It's big,'' said Bradley, coming off a second-place finish on Sunday in Tiger Woods' World Challenge in California. ''I get to play with Brendan, which is really fun, and I'm defending, which is even more fun.''
Last year, Bradley and Steele became the first U.S. PGA Tour rookies to win the Greg Norman-run tournament, shooting a 13-under 59 in the final-round scramble for a three-stroke victory.
''It's rare that a plan goes that well, especially with golf,'' Steele said. ''You can do everything you're supposed to do, and it doesn't quite work out for you.''
Johnson and Poulter won in 2010, then skipped the event last year because of scheduling conflicts.
''Our games are different, but yet they tie in very, very well in this format,'' Poulter said.
The 12-team tournament begins on Frid...