KAANAPALI, Hawaii – Bernhard Langer made an eight-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole for four skins and $120,000, giving the German star and partner Mark O’Meara the lead Saturday in the Champions Skins Game.
Fuzzy Zoeller and Ben Crenshaw, the 2009 winners, were second with $80,000 after the first nine holes in the two-day, 18-hole event. Zoeller made a bending 20-foot birdie putt on the eighth for two skins.
Defending champions Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson won the first two skins when Nicklaus hit his iron shot to two feet on No. 2 and Watson tapped in for $60,000.
Fred Couples and Nick Price were shut out on the first nine at Royal Kaanapali.
With a $40,000 carryover from No. 9, $510,000 is available on the back nine Sunday.