Boo Weekley, after two family deaths, out of Franklin Templeton Shootout

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Boo Weekley will stay home this week to be with his family after the deaths of two close relatives.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, December 09, 2013 | 10:22 p.m.

Boo Weekley has withdrawn from this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout after both his uncle and grandfather passed away within the last 10 days. No other details were immediately available, according to the Associated Press. 

''Our thoughts and prayers are with Boo during this difficult time,'' said Tournament Director Taylor Ives. ''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 Freddie Jacobson, who will partner with Retief Goosen in the 54-hole tournament at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples, Fla. The event, which features 12 two-man teams playing a different format on each of the three days, begins Friday.

Weekley won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in May and qualified for the Tour Championship for the first time in six years.