Wendy's Champions Skins Game

The Wendy's Champions Skins Game was an unofficial golf tournament on the Champions Tour. It is played annually in January/February in Maui, Hawaii at Kaanapali Golf Resort (Royal Kaanapali Golf Course). Wendy's is the main sponsor of the tournament.

The tournament was founded in 1988 as the Senior Skins Game. It was played in a skins game format where each hole, and the money or "skin" associated with it, was won by one player only if they win that hole outright. If no player won the hole, the "skin" carried over to the next hole. From 1988 to 2005, it was played as an individual event with four players (five in 1991). Beginning in 2006, it was played as an alternate-shot two-man team event with four teams.

The tournament was discontinued in December 2011.[1] The purse for the final tournament in 2011 was US$770,000.

WinnersEdit

Team event (2006–2011)
Year Winners Runners-up
Wendy's Champions Skins Game
2011   Jack Nicklaus and   Tom Watson   Bernhard Langer and   Mark O'Meara
2010   Jack Nicklaus and   Tom Watson   Ben Crenshaw and   Fuzzy Zoeller
2009   Ben Crenshaw and   Fuzzy Zoeller   Greg Norman and   Jay Haas
2008   Peter Jacobsen and   Fuzzy Zoeller   Jack Nicklaus and   Tom Watson
2007   Jack Nicklaus and   Tom Watson   Gary Player and   Jay Haas
2006   Raymond Floyd and   Dana Quigley   Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson
Individual event (1988–2005)
Year Winner Country Runner-up
Wendy's Champions Skins Game
2005 Jack Nicklaus   United States   Craig Stadler
2004 Tom Watson   United States   Arnold Palmer
ConAgra Foods Champions Skins Game
2003 Lee Trevino   United States   Hale Irwin
Senior Skins Game
2002 Hale Irwin   United States   Jack Nicklaus
2001 Hale Irwin   United States   Jack Nicklaus
2000 Gary Player   South Africa   Tom Watson
1999 Hale Irwin   United States   Raymond Floyd
1998 Raymond Floyd   United States   Hale Irwin
1997 Raymond Floyd   United States   Jack Nicklaus
1996 Raymond Floyd   United States   Jim Colbert
1995 Raymond Floyd   United States   Jack Nicklaus
1994 Raymond Floyd   United States   Arnold Palmer
1993 Arnold Palmer   United States   Chi-Chi Rodríguez
1992 Arnold Palmer   United States   Chi-Chi Rodríguez
1991 Jack Nicklaus   United States   Lee Trevino
1990 Arnold Palmer   United States   Jack Nicklaus
1989 Chi-Chi Rodríguez   Puerto Rico   Gary Player
1988 Chi-Chi Rodríguez   Puerto Rico   Gary Player

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kaanapali officials: Champions Skins Game off for 2012". Maui News. December 6, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2015.

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