Nicklaus, Watson returning to Champions Skins
December 11, 2010
On kaanapaliresort.com, an image of a poster showed three other teams – Nick Price and Fred Couples; Bernhard Langer and Mark O’Meara; and Fuzzy Zoeller and Ben Crenshaw. The event is scheduled for Jan. 29-30.
Nicklaus, who has won 18 PGA Tour major titles, and Watson, who has eight, claimed 10 skins and $350,000 last year. They also won the event together in 2007 at the Wailea Gold Course.
In all, Nicklaus has won the senior skins event four times, and Watson three. The tournament began in 1988.
Langer has received the last three Champions Tour player of the year awards, and is a two-time Masters winner. O’Meara won the Masters and British Open in 1998. Price has three PGA Tour major titles, and Couples is a former Masters winner. Zoeller, a two-time PGA Tour major champ, was part of the Champions Skins Game’s winning team in 2008, with Peter Jacobsen, and 2009, when he and Crenshaw, a two-time Masters winner, split an event-record $530,000.
Also on Friday, Kaanapali announced the event will have three presenting sponsors – Fuzzy’s Vodka, a brand owned by Zoeller, as well as Administaff, a personnel-management company, and Time Warner Cable.
Wendy’s is no longer the title sponsor – the fast-food company had been from 2004 until last year.
CHAMPIONS SKINS WINNERS ON MAUI
At Wailea Gold Course
2007-Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson
At Royal Kaanapali Course
2008-Fuzzy Zoeller and Peter Jacobsen
2009-Fuzzy Zoeller and Ben Crenshaw
2010-Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson