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Nicklaus, Watson returning to Champions Skins


December 11, 2010
Article from The Maui News
KAANAPALI – Defending Champions Skins Game winners Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson will play in the event again next month, the Royal Kaanapali Course announced Friday. 

On, 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.



At Wailea Gold Course

2001-Hale Irwin

2002-Hale Irwin

2003-Lee Trevino

2004-Tom Watson

2005-Jack Nicklaus

2006-Dana Quigley

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