Nicklaus Watson Wins Sr Skins

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2005 WendyWAILEA, Hawaii -- Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson earned seven skins and $260,000 on the back nine Sunday to win the Champions Skins Game over Gary Player and Jay Haas.

Team Nicklaus-Watson finished with nine skins worth $320,000, boosting the Golden Bear to a career record 96 skins. Last year's runners-up sealed the win when Player-Haas bogeyed the first playoff hole and were eliminated.

Player and Haas, the Champions Tour player of the year, finished with six skins worth $290,000 in the four-team, alternate-shot event.

Arnold Palmer drained a 10-foot birdie on the second playoff hole on No. 16 to earn a skin worth $100,000 to avoid being shutout for the third straight year.

Defending champions Raymond Floyd and Dana Quigley began the day tied for the lead with Nicklaus-Watson at two skins and $60,000, but were blanked on the back nine.

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