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January 28, 1990 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been said the Skins Game is a golf event strictly for television. The point was made clear Saturday in the first round of the third Senior Skins Game at Mauna Lani Resorts. After seven holes of the equivalent of a scoreless tie, play was postponed. A thunderstorm did not cause a halt, nor did a volcanic eruption. Television did. Because of a commitment to local affiliates news shows, NBC stopped play.
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November 26, 2005 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
It started as good-natured ribbing when Tiger Woods learned that Fred Funk had been invited to play in the Skins Game. It has evolved into an intriguing subplot for the annual Thanksgiving weekend cash grab. Can Funk outdrive Annika Sorenstam? Woods, Sorenstam and Funk will find out when they join defending champion Fred Couples today for the first half of the two-day Skins Game at Trilogy Golf Club in La Quinta.
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September 29, 1999 | Reuters
Mark O'Meara will defend his Skins Game title against David Duval, Payne Stewart and Sergio Garcia at the Landmark Golf Club over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-28, organizers said Tuesday. The 17th edition of the event will have $1 million in prize money. The foursome--all participants in last weekend's Ryder Cup--will play for $300,000 on Saturday and $700,000 on Sunday. Each of the first six holes will be worth $25,000. Each of the second six holes will be worth $50,000.
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November 25, 2005 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
Just because the PGA Tour tournament schedule is complete, do not be fooled into thinking that the year is over -- not with $18.45 million at stake in nine so-called "silly season" events. In the first place, there's nothing silly about that much money, it's just that the millions being passed out starting this week, at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Hawaii and the Merrill Lynch Skins Game in La Quinta, do not count toward official money winnings.
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November 24, 2001 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sure, it's the Skins Game, but it's also a continuation of the Tiger Woods World Tour, a rambling, two-week transoceanic, multi-tournament exercise in golf that seems to have left the traveler sort of tired. "What do you think?" Woods said. A peek at his itinerary would send most to the sofa.
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November 26, 2005 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
It started as good-natured ribbing when Tiger Woods learned that Fred Funk had been invited to play in the Skins Game. It has evolved into an intriguing subplot for the annual Thanksgiving weekend cash grab. Can Funk outdrive Annika Sorenstam? Woods, Sorenstam and Funk will find out when they join defending champion Fred Couples today for the first half of the two-day Skins Game at Trilogy Golf Club in La Quinta.
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November 30, 2002 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
It might be the most intimidating sight in golf ... Tiger Woods with a driver in his hand. And although he might be the most dangerous competitor -- combining distance and accuracy -- that professional golf has ever experienced, Woods is taking steps to get a little scarier. If that's possible, said Fred Couples. "He's the best driver of the ball we have," Couples said. "He's also the best long-iron player, the best middle-iron player and he's got the best short game when he's on."
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November 29, 1997 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As far as golf events go, it's going to be a nice coronation. That would be the Skins Game, starring Tiger Woods, who is playing in his last tournament of the year. Honest. Actually, it's the last one if you don't count his little made-for-TV combination love-fest and golf outing featuring Ken Griffey Jr., Jeff Gordon and maybe Michael Jordan and Will Smith in a couple of weeks.
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November 27, 1989 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you think you had a good holiday weekend, consider this: Curtis Strange spent two days playing 18 holes of golf and came away with $265,000. Now that's a good weekend. "I had more fun playing this year than last year," Strange said Sunday, after beating Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd to win the Skins Game on the Stadium Course at PGA West. Strange won 11 of a possible 18 skins in this two-day exhibition--all on three holes.
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November 26, 1989 | JIM MURRAY
You might think a golf tournament, even the Skins game that is being played down here this week, is a contest between Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange or Raymond Floyd vs. Lee Trevino. It's not. And they all know who the opponent is. It's a 7,261-yard hall of horrors that looks like a moonscape with railroad ties, a treeless moor in the desert they chased all the rattlesnakes off and picked up all the bleached skulls and grew grass and cut holes.
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September 3, 2003 | Thomas Bonk
What's a Skins Game without Tiger Woods? The golf world will find out again at the 21st version of the Skins Game, Nov. 29-30, when Annika Sorenstam, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Mark O'Meara play for $1 million.
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November 30, 2002 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
It might be the most intimidating sight in golf ... Tiger Woods with a driver in his hand. And although he might be the most dangerous competitor -- combining distance and accuracy -- that professional golf has ever experienced, Woods is taking steps to get a little scarier. If that's possible, said Fred Couples. "He's the best driver of the ball we have," Couples said. "He's also the best long-iron player, the best middle-iron player and he's got the best short game when he's on."
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November 24, 2001 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sure, it's the Skins Game, but it's also a continuation of the Tiger Woods World Tour, a rambling, two-week transoceanic, multi-tournament exercise in golf that seems to have left the traveler sort of tired. "What do you think?" Woods said. A peek at his itinerary would send most to the sofa.
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November 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
Fred Couples won the Skins Game on Sunday with a scrambling birdie worth $420,000 at No. 18, the richest hole in the history of the event. Already the leading money-winner in the Skins Game, Couples earned $635,000 and 11 "skins" over the weekend, both also records for the 18-hole event. He was a late entry into the foursome, replacing his friend, Payne Stewart. Couples pledged 30% of his earnings to the Payne Stewart Memorial Fund, honoring the popular player who died Oct. 25 in a plane mishap.
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September 29, 1999 | Reuters
Mark O'Meara will defend his Skins Game title against David Duval, Payne Stewart and Sergio Garcia at the Landmark Golf Club over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-28, organizers said Tuesday. The 17th edition of the event will have $1 million in prize money. The foursome--all participants in last weekend's Ryder Cup--will play for $300,000 on Saturday and $700,000 on Sunday. Each of the first six holes will be worth $25,000. Each of the second six holes will be worth $50,000.
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November 30, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
His waist is still a size 28, but Tiger Woods is bigger and stronger now. He has done a lot of weightlifting since 1997, the Year of the Tiger, began. At the fourth hole Saturday of the Skins Game--his last tournament of the year--somebody in the gallery yelled, "Drive it." The cup was 360 yards away. Tiger took a two-iron. For a few seconds, the audience at Rancho La Quinta was all in a twitter. But as it turned out, Woods was laying up. Even he has limits.
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November 24, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Player wasn't expected to win the big one. Neither was Arnold Palmer. No chance. In the first Skins Game, played in 1983, the big winners were expected to be Jack Nicklaus and/or Tom Watson, who was then considered the best player in the world. Everybody knew that. "So when Player sank that (four-foot) putt on the 17th hole for $150,000, he got so excited he started hyperventilating. He really did," said Don Ohlmeyer, founder and co-producer of the Skins Game.
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December 1, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those who braved the cold, gusty winds and walked miles over rolling fairways to see John Daly crush a golf ball got their money's worth Saturday at the Stadium Course at PGA West. So did Daly. The 25-year-old country boy from Arkansas shut out Curtis Strange, Payne Stewart and Jack Nicklaus and won six skins worth $120,000 and two cars in nine holes at the $540,000 Skins Game. "I wasn't keeping up with the money. All I wanted to do was get a car for my mom," Daly said.
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November 29, 1997 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As far as golf events go, it's going to be a nice coronation. That would be the Skins Game, starring Tiger Woods, who is playing in his last tournament of the year. Honest. Actually, it's the last one if you don't count his little made-for-TV combination love-fest and golf outing featuring Ken Griffey Jr., Jeff Gordon and maybe Michael Jordan and Will Smith in a couple of weeks.
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November 27, 1997 | Associated Press
Fred Couples, the Skins Game leading money winner, has withdrawn from this weekend's competition because of the serious illness of his father. Couples, winner of the Skins Game the last two years, will be replaced by David Duval, the second-leading money-winner on the PGA Tour. Duval will join Tiger Woods, Tom Lehman and Mark O'Meara in the 15th annual Skins Game at Rancho La Quinta Country Club on Saturday and Sunday.
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